Flint is the county seat of Genesee County and the seventh largest city in Michigan. The city was initially founded as a village in 1819, but later in 19th – 20th centuries it became a leading manufacturer of carriages, especially automobiles. Furthermore, Flint gained the nickname “Vehicle City”. However, Flint faces few health related problems and substance abuse and addiction is one of them. Therefore, the Flint drug treatment facilities and rehab centers are always available to provide treatment services for people who need them.
A quite serious problem in Michigan is youth substance abuse. A 2015 report from SAMHSA shows that alcohol, tobacco and drug use rate among youth in Michigan is higher than the national average. Almost 10% of Michigan adolescents aged 12-17 are binge drinkers and 14.5% – dependent on other illicit drugs.
In Genesee County, alcohol use is below the state average. Around 18% of people are using alcohol in excess and 24% of car accidents are due to alcohol impairment. When it comes to drugs, heroin is the most popular among Genesee youth. Almost 27% of the Genesee residents ages 18 to 29 admitted that heroin was their first drug of choice.
According to the CDC data the substance abuse mortality rate in Genesee County has increased significantly. If in 1999 there were 7 drug involving deaths per 100,000 people, than in 2015 this number reached 19. Therefore, the number of overdose fatalities in the region has almost tripled.However, the substance abuse mortality rate in Genesee is lower than in many Michigan regions, including Wayne County.
Fortunately, there is good news for Flint drug treatment. The data provided by SAMHSA shows that in 2014 over 8% of alcohol addicts and over 18% of drug dependents in Michigan received professional treatment. Therefore, the number of drug addicts that received professional help is higher than in 2013.
Moreover, the Government allocated around $66,353,000 for substance abuse treatment and prevention measures in Michigan. Besides this, last year, the Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act and the CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act). Therefore, the US Government allocated more than $1 Billion for alcohol and drug abuse and addiction treatment all over the country.
If you suffer from an addiction, now you have the chance to get rid of it. Get Treatment has a list of the best Flint drug treatment facilities and rehab centers. Here you will find high qualified stuff, performed equipment and techniques that aim to treat and help you recover. Also, here you may find a large variety of services and get all the assistance and support you need.
You may call at (855) 638-9268 in case you may need free assessment and insurance verification. Besides this, our addiction Counselors may help you choose the Flint drug treatment facility that provides the type of treatment that suits your needs. Help is available, just call us and get it!