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Denver, Colorado, is home to approximately half a million people. It is found in Denver County and is around seven miles outside of Arvada and six miles outside of Lakewood. During the 1990s, the population of Denver grew by approximately 19%, which is significantly lower than many other major cities in the country. Today, the city continues to experience very slow growth, at less than 1% per year. As a major city, it has a significant drug and alcohol problem. A positive correlation has been demonstrated to exist between substance abuse and violent and property crime. Law enforcement statistics show that levels of both types of crime are higher in Denver than in the rest of the state.
Statistics on Substance Abuse in Denver, CO
Denver has a strong focus on prevention and intervention when it comes to the substance abuse problem. As a result, officials have commissioned a number of reports to understand the problem with gateway drugs, which include tobacco, alcohol, and eventually cannabis, particularly among young people. They also aimed to find out whether there was a correlation between educational attainment and substance abuse. What these reports found in terms of tobacco was that:
Concerned about the fact that the statistics have indicated that those who attend college are more likely to turn to smokeless tobacco, Denver officials have put a number of programs in place together with various educational establishments to warn students about the dangers of tobacco use. It is hoped that this type of intervention will prevent greater problems in the future.
The city authorities also commissioned a study into the levels of underage drinking and the links to substance abuse. This found that:
Cannabis is a proven gateway drug, and many people who eventually seek treatment in a detox and rehab facility have admitted that they initially started with cannabis. This is of significant concern for Denver officials, therefore, and they are currently working on implementing new prevention programs.
Finally, the city looked at the average age at which people aged between 12 and 49 first started using substances. They found that it was:
As such, the city authorities are working closely with young people, community organizations, parents, and schools to warn about the dangers of inhalant abuse, and its potential future addiction implications, in particular.
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