St. George is the county seat of Washington county, and is conveniently located at the crossroads between Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. Unfortunately, this confluence also provides an excellent liaison point for drug trafficking cartels. Like many other communities around the nation, drug use has affected St. George in a bad way. The good news, however, is that there are solutions. St. George drug treatment centers are available to help addicts in the region get their lives back on track.
A deadly trend in ‘designer drugs’ threatens St. George. The problem has gotten so ubiquitous that everyone in society is exposed to the developing dark underbelly. Since 1999, the mortality rate from drug use has more than doubled. A report on Utah from SAMHSA shows that drug usage rates exceed that of Utah as a whole, and are even on par with national figures.
Despite the fact that the Mormon faith exclusively prohibits the use of drugs, pharmaceutical drug overdoses are skyrocketing. Recent reports show that an average of 21 people die each month in Utah from painkiller abuse.
The drug trade has further social costs as well. The War on Drugs has had little success here, as cartels continue to focus on the Rio Grande Neighborhood. 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 St. George 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 you!