Medford is the 4th largest metro area in Oregon, and is situated along the middle fork of Bear Creek. As the seat of Jackson county, it is the most important city in the immediate region. In conjunction with its successes, Medford has developed some problems. Like many other communities around the nation, a troubling drug problem has surfaced in Medford and the surrounding regions. The good news, however, is that there are solutions. Medford drug treatment centers are available to help addicts in the region get their lives back on track.
As with any city that experiences rapid growth, Medford has seen a recent surge in gang activity and organized crime in the past decade
Methamphetamine use is a problem in Medford and southern Oregon and is believed to play a role in numerous property crimes, including identity theft. A recent report on Oregon from the NIH (National Institute on Drug Abuse) indicates a notable increase in the levels of meth use and trafficking. Usage rates are increasing particularly among young adults.
The general consensus among authorities in Oregon is that Meth was the single largest problem. A 2015 report showed meth-related arrests showed that from 2014 – 2015, deaths increased more than 15%. Further, the number of meth-related arrests in Oregon has doubled from 2009 to 2015.
In general the drug death rate has more than doubled since 1999. Meth is the largest contributor, but heroin also plays a large part. When people turn to heroin these days, it most often the result of a preexisting addiction to painkillers. When the supply of prescription gets cut off, or becomes prohibitively expensive, addicts often turn to heroin to supply their needs.
National statistics reveal a startling truth. Roughly a quarter of convicted property and drug offenders committed their crimes in order to get money for drugs. If the health risks are not enough of a reason to handle a drug addiction, then perhaps the increased risk of turning to crime to feed an addiction will act as a motivator.
There are some bright points on the horizon for addicts in Medford 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. Don’t hesitate, call us and we’ll help you get your life back on track!