people died in drunk driving accidents in 2011.

26 percent of drunk driving deaths in 2011 were in the 16-20 age group.

Is This Where You Are From?

Substance abuse has has detrimental consequences on the safety and health of the residents of Pennsylvania. This abuse is particularly common among the teenagers and young people of the state and many have sadly lost their lives from a drug related accident. 

This has led to greater levels of vigilance as well as more stringent monitoring and drug laws.  The Pennsylvania government is striving to increase awareness of the harmful effects of prolonged and unwarranted usage of these drugs.

Despite best efforts, drug trafficking and usage still continues to be a major problem throughout the state of Pennsylvania. The scope of abuse is broad and cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription painkillers are a few of the commonly abused drugs.  Research shows that addicts can spend as much as $200 a day to maintain heroin and marijuana addictions and that the highest incidence of drug usage and abuse problems is among the 18 to 25 year age group.

Prescription drug abuse in the state is at a distrubing level.  According to the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, in 2010 there were 8 kilograms of opioids per 10,000 people sold in PA, as compared to the national average of 7.1 kilograms per 10,000 people. Government officials attempted to pass a prescription drug monitoring program, but were unsuccessful because of privacy concerns. 

Pennsylvania does offer a range of treatment facilities. These centers differ in the types of services offered, so it is important to gather information before you enroll in any one program. Our professional counselors can help guide you through finding an addiction treatment program suitable for you. 

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