Vancouver is Portland’s largest suburb, yet it is the 4th largest city in Washington. Vancouver is the Clark county seat, and is located on the northern bank of the Columbia river. Due to its decent cost of living and beautiful environment, numerous publications have named Vancouver as one of the top places to live in the country. However, the city still faces some challenges. Like many other communities around the nation, a terrible scourge of drugs has infected Vancouver. The good news, however, is that there are solutions. Vancouver drug treatment centers are available to help addicts in the region get their lives back on track.
Despite its natural beauty and vibrant cultural life, a troubling drug addiction epidemic has been growing in Vancouver. Drug-related overdoses have more than tripled from 1999 to 2013.
Such a meteoric rise in hospitalization naturally causes an increases in drug-related deaths, which have increased 70% over the same time period as well. These trends have provoked comment by federal officials: “In the state of Washington, heroin is the number one drug threat,” said DEA spokesperson Jodie Underwood. “And when that prescription runs out, its chemical kin” is readily available and often cheaper on the streets.
Many experts have cited prescription drug abuse as the origin of the heroin epidemic that is spreading its plague across Washington, and the rest of our great nation. “Mexican drug traffickers capitalized on that, and they began to flood the U.S. market with heroin,” she said. Washington is in the top ten for domestic drug seizures by the DEA.
Luckily, there are some bright points on the horizon for addicts in Vancouver 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 sobriety back!