Although part of the Denver metro area, Lakewood is quickly forging an identity on its own. Lakewood is the 5th largest city in Colorado. Despite its size, it never developed a formal downtown, in the traditional sense. Therefore Lakewood is perceived as having little to offer in the way of evening activities. This perception has led many youths astray and using hard drugs. The good news, however, is that there are solutions. Lakewood drug treatment centers are available to help addicts in the region get their lives back on track.
An NIH report report on Colorado shows that treatment admissions for for heroin use were increasing, and dangerously so. The overdose rate has doubled since 2009, as has the arrest rate. The problem has gotten so out of hand that everyone in society is being exposed to this terrible problem. Since 1999, the mortality rate from drug use has more than doubled.
Meth use is on the rise, too. In Denver and Lakewood, arrests for meth possession are up more than 140 percent since 2010, for a total of nearly 682 combined arrests last year. Here in Lakewood, there were 416 possession arrests last year — double the number in 2010.
The War on Drugs has had little success here. Initially, there was successful reduction in supply due to crackdowns on small domestic labs. However, cartels from south of the border have more than made up for it, as drugs are are more available than ever. Many dealers disguise themselves among the homeless, and have strong ties to Mexican and Central American cartels.
Fortunately there is good news for addicts in Lakewood who are looking for help to break their addictions.
There have been some national breakthroughs as well. Last year, Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act and the CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act), which allocated more than $1 Billion in an effort to aid treatment efforts all around the country.
Such funding means that treatment is available for those who want it. If you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction, help is available! Get Treatment has compiled a list of several of the top-ranked addiction treatment facilities and rehab centers in your area.
You’ll find that we have premium listings for rehab facilities for individuals with private insurance. In addition, we have several facilities that accept medicare and medicaid.
Our addiction Counselors are always available at (855) 638-9268 to conduct free assessments and insurance verifications. We are happy to help you choose the best facility for the type of treatment you need. Give us a call, we want to help!