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Birmingham is in the state of Alabama, which ranks first in the nation for prescription drug use. It also ranks fifth in terms of cost of prescriptions and it will come as no surprise that the state also ranks very high for prescription drug abuse. Specific to Birmingham, research has demonstrated that every person with insurance in the city received 1.17 prescriptions for narcotics per year, which is nearly twice the national average.
The city is home to around 242,820 people. Located 85 miles from Montgomery and 84.6 miles from Huntsville, it is found in Jefferson County. The population rate declined significantly in the 1990s by about 9%. Today, the population continues to decline, although not as rapidly. Unfortunately, Birmingham's property crime levels are higher than those in the state, as are the rates of violent crimes. It is believed that this is linked to the city's unique substance abuse problem.
Drug and Alcohol Facts in Birmingham, AL
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The Birmingham Approach
Birmingham is home to a wide variety of drug and alcohol detox and rehab facilities. These include outpatient and residential facilities. The local government has invested heavily in ensuring that people are aware of these programs, thereby making sure that they can have access to personalized treatment that is suited to their needs.
At the same time, the city recognizes that there is a significant issue with young people and substance abuse, and they are putting various early intervention methods in place to steer young people away from substance abuse and possible future addiction. This is done through coalitions and partnerships with various community initiatives, local law enforcement professionals, the health care industry, and educators. By reaching young people and their families at an early age, they hope to make a significant positive difference in the future.
In response to the high levels of property and violent crimes that are linked to substance abuse, Birmingham now refers offenders to the Jefferson County Drug Court. This is a program that originally started in January 1996 and has been observed to be very successful. Through these courts, people are ordered to seek treatment for their substance abuse problem in lieu of going to prison. In so doing, this allows many people to receive the help they need and turn their lives around.
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