The Emerald City is a bustling seaport, the largest city in Washington and the entire Pacific Northwest. It has been growing at a rate of more than 2% a year since 2013, and is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. Furthermore, it is the 4th busiest port in North America, a major source of its economic growth. However, its not just the economy that’s growing. Seattle’s drug problem is growing too. Luckily, Seattle drug treatment centers are ready and available to help.
A sinister problem is developing in this veritable metropolis. A report on Seattle from the NIH (National Institute on Drug Abuse) indicates a troubling rise in heroin indicators, particularly with young adults. These findings are based on the number of treatment admissions and on the number of drug-induced deaths involving heroin. Furthermore, there was an increase in drug deaths involving meth-amphetamines as well.
The report further indicates that heroin was the most commonly seized drug in local arrests. It’s prevalence has increased considerably over previous years: 23% of all drug reports involved heroin. Total treatment admission in the area has jumped from 15.3% to 20.5% as well. Worst of all, heroin-related drug deaths have been skyrocketing, having jumped almost 50% from 2011 to 2013.
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. Even more startling is the fact that Opiates were the deadliest drug in King County in 2015. 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.
On a brighter note, usage rates of prescription opiate have leveled off. This is welcome news, since more people still die from prescription drug abuse than from meth, cocaine, and heroin combined. Although since the majority of new users turn to heroin after prescription opiates become unavailable, we can look forward heroin usage rates decreasing as well.
To mitigate the issue, the government is spending millions of dollars on helping addicts in Washington. The Attorney General’s office has allocated grants in excess of $2.7 million to promote drug abuse prevention and safe usage of prescription drugs.
There have been some breakthroughs on the national level 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.
If you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction, help is available! Get Treatment has compiled a list of a number of the highest ranked Seattle drug treatment facilities and rehab centers in your area. Their number one goal is to help you on the way toward recovery!
Below you can find listings with rehab facilities for individuals with private insurance. Below that, there are also facilities that accept medicaid for those patients who are under or uninsured.
Our addiction Counselors are always available at (855) 638-9268 to conduct free assessments and insurance verifications. They are always there to help you in choosing the best Seattle drug treatment available. Don’t hesitate, call us and we’ll help you get your sobriety back!