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Some 198,682 people live in the city of Des Moines, Iowa. It is found in Polk County and it is around 123.1 miles from Omaha and 105.2 miles from Cedar Rapids. During the 1990s, there was a small increase of around 3% in population. However, over the past few years, its population has been declining. Des Moines is a relatively peaceful and safe town. In 2003, statistics showed that, while the levels of property crimes were above the state average, levels of violent crimes were lower. Despite this, however, there is a significant concern about drug and alcohol abuse in the city, one that public officials are working very hard to address.
Statistics on Substance Abuse in Des Moines, IA
The statistics on substance abuse in Des Moines are quite interesting. They include the fact that:
A further study was conducted in 2013 to determine what the most abused substances were among the population. It was found that opioids (including heroin), stimulants (including meth), and depressants were the most abused substances. One of the particularly concerning issues is that many residents of Des Moines are prescribed opioid painkillers, which is leading to them developing an addiction later on. As such, various intervention measures have been put in place to reduce the number of prescriptions.
While the levels of violent crimes are quite low, the levels of property crime are higher than the state average. A positive correlation has been identified between this and substance abuse. As a result, Des Moines has instated drug court programs. Here, those who have an addiction or other substance abuse problem are ordered to seek treatment through detox and rehab centers. Uniquely, Des Moines is one of the few parts of the country that sometimes orders offenders to attend residential rehab, rather than outpatient rehab. Later on, those who graduate from the programs have their criminal convictions quashed.
People in Des Moines are regularly signposted to the various treatment facilities that exist in or near the city. Inpatient and outpatient facilities are available, and there is also a strong aftercare support network in place. This ensures that people who go through the process of detox and a period of rehabilitation, are provided with ongoing counseling, peer support, sober living facilities, and access to 12 step programs. In so doing, the city aims to lower its rates of relapse.
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