Kearney is the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska. Although it is not such a big city, there are quite a few places where you can relax and have a great time with your friends and family. Such places include parks, golf courses and other recreational centers. For people that love the cultural life there are few museums available in Kearney. Besides this, Kearney struggles with alcohol and drug abuse problems. However, Kearney drug treatment facilities and rehab centers are always available to help people who want to recover.
According to the 2015 Behavioral Health Barometer from SAMHSA the Nebraska population is much more likely to abuse alcohol than other illicit drugs. A little over 8% of Nebraska adults are heavy alcohol users. Also, slightly over 6% of youth are binge drinkers. Moreover, the alcohol use rate in Nebraska is higher than the national average. However, the drug use in Nebraska is lower than in the US in general. Around 2.4% of people from this state are abusing other illicit drugs than alcohol.
Although Nebraska has a high drinking rate, the underage drinking in Buffalo County has been decreasing for the past few years. A report shows that around 19% of Buffalo youth were using alcohol in 2014 and 11% were binge drinkers. These percentages are three-four times lower than in 2000.
In addition to this, the CDC data shows an increase in substance abuse mortality rate in Buffalo County. If in 1999 here were 3 drug involving deaths per 100,000 people, than in 2015 there were 7. The overdose fatalities rate in Buffalo is higher than in Sarpy and Hall Counties, and lower than in Lancaster and Douglas Counties.
A report from SAMHSA shows that in 2014, 7% and slightly over 11% of Nebraska residents received alcohol and respectively drug treatment. Moreover, according to SAMHSA, there were allocated around $173,000 for substance abuse prevention in Kearney. One grant program finished in 2016. The other grant program is still in progress and it is due to 2020. Both programs imply preventing and reducing the youth substance abuse.
In addition to this, last year, the Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act and the CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act). This Act implies the allocation of more than $1 Billion for addiction treatment and rehabilitation all over the country.
Don’t let alcohol and drugs ruin your life. Get Treatment has a list of several of the high quality Kearney drug treatment facilities and rehab centers. They aim to assist, support, and help the addicts in treating and recovering.
Our addiction Counselors are always available at (855) 638-9268. Here you can get free assessment and insurance verification. Moreover, you may choose the best Kearney drug treatment that suits your needs. Let us help you, call us and you’ll get your life back on track!