Grand Island, the county seat of Hall County, Nebraska, received the All-America City Award three times. Grand Island hosts the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC), the agency responsible for training law enforcement officers throughout the state. Besides many environmental issues, Grand Island faces substance abuse and addiction problems. That is why there are Grand Island drug treatment facilities and rehab centers established in order to help addicts to recover.
A report prepared by County officials shows that alcohol is the most common drug among youth. Slightly over 63% of 12 grader students admitted in 2012 using alcohol at some point in their lives. This rate is higher than the state average (62.6%), but still lower than the national statistics (69.4%). Moreover, almost 9% of the young population have been driving after drinking in the past 30 days. Also, around 21% rode in a vehicle with someone who have been drinking alcohol.
Another illicit drugs abused by Hall young residents are marijuana (21.3%), prescription drugs (7.9%), inhalants (3.3%), meth (1.3%) and cocaine (1.3%). At the same time, according to the CDC data the drug overdose fatalities increased in Hall County since 1999. Therefore, in 2015 there were around 7 drug involving deaths per 100,000 people. However, the substance abuse mortality rate in Hall is lower than in many other regions from Nebraska, including Buffalo, Lancaster and Douglas Counties.
In addition to this, the 2015 Behavioral Health Barometer from SAMHSA shows that the most abused drug in Nebraska is alcohol. A little over 8% of Nebraska adults are heavy alcohol users., and over 6% of youth are binge drinkers. Moreover, around 2.4% of people from this state are abusing other illicit drugs than alcohol. In comparison to the national averages, the alcohol use rate in Nebraska is higher, and the drug use is lower.
A report from SAMHSA shows that in 2014, 7% and slightly over 11% of Nebraska residents received alcohol and drug treatment. Moreover, the Grand Island officials are working in order to address the alcohol and drug problems in the city. There was established a Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition that aims to reduce rates of alcohol, tobacco and other illicit drug use by implementing prevention strategies.
Furthermore, there are measures and actions at the national level as well for reducing substance abuse. Last year, the Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act and the CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act). This implies the allocation of more than $1 Billion for addiction treatment and rehabilitation all over the country.
If you are an addict and don’t know how to handle it, here is your chance. Get Treatment has a list of several of the high quality Grand Island drug treatment facilities and rehab centers. Their counselors and assistants are always available to support, and help the addicts treat their addictions and achieve sobriety.
You may find our addiction Counselors at (855) 638-9268 in order to get free assessment and insurance verification. Besides this, you may choose the best Grand Island drug treatment that provides the treatment services you need. You don’t have to take your next dose anymore, call us and you’ll get your life back on track!