For Idaho residents, getting clean may be one of the best investments you can make.
Drug addiction isn’t just a disease that affects one person. It causes a wide range of social problems, including:
- Domestic violence
- Sexual assault
- Gang violence
- Even murder
Addiction also tears apart relationships and breaks down trust. Getting clean is the only way to get back to a happy life.
The Future for Idaho & Its Residents
Drug addiction, alcoholism, and substance abuse threaten the future of Idaho. To understand the scope of Idaho’s drug abuse problems, it’s necessary to examine two factors:
- How are today’s young people using drugs and alcohol?
- What systems is the state putting in place to combat addiction?
Studies suggest that about 20% of young people in Idaho have used prescription drugs without a prescription. The Boise area, in particular, experiences a number of problems due to club drug abuse. Drugs like Molly and DET have become popular in the rave scene.
Idaho currently has the 26th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the country. But what is more troubling than the current overdose rate is the fact that the state recently received a five out of 10 for policies designed to stop prescription drug use from the research agency The Trust for America’s Health. That’s not a good sign for Idaho’s future.
Meth & Prescription Pill Abuse in Idaho
While drugs like cocaine are available in Idaho, meth is still the most popular stimulant. Supplies of meth from Mexican drug cartels are available and very pure, but in-state production is also common.
At the same time, Idaho has seen a growing tide of prescription drug addiction. Idaho pharmacies are targets for drug addicts seeking to steal their next fix. A string of five robberies in late 2014 caught law enforcement’s attention.
Here’s What You can do if You Need Help
One of the worst things you can do if you’re struggling with substance abuse is wait for it to get better on its own. Time is your enemy when you are in active addiction, so getting more information about recovery can be a helpful step.
Serenity House Detox & Recovery provides information and addiction services to people who are ready for a change. Learn more today. Your addiction-free future is waiting.