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Worcester, Massachusetts, is home to approximately 172,648 people. Found in Worcester County, it is around 36 miles from Providence, and 36 miles from Lowell. The population of Worcester grew by around 2% during the 1990s. Since then, it has continued to grow, although at a much lower rate. Unfortunately, Worcester is currently facing considerable problems with drug and alcohol abuse. This is also reflected in the fact that it has higher than state average levels of both property and violent crimes.
Statistics on Substance Abuse in Worcester, MA
There have been a number of different studies on the profile of substance abusers in Worcester. In terms of ethnicity, they found that, in the population of those who are aged 12 and above:
Another study looked at the rates of illicit substance abuse in those over the age of 12. What they found was that 8.5% of the population did abuse at least one substance. This particular study also demonstrated a positive correlation between alcohol use and the use of other substances. In fact, out of those who were identified as heavy drinkers, 33.2% also used at least one other other substance in the past month. Out of those who did not drink, however, the rate was just 3.7%.
The Worcester Approach
The focus in Worcester is less on its young people, and more on its current users. That said, various early intervention efforts are in place to help prevent young people from becoming involved in the world of drugs and alcohol. This is achieved through a range of different community initiatives.
A stronger focus for the city is on ensuring that those who currently have a substance abuse problem are able to receive the help that they need through treatment at detox and rehab facilities. They do this in one of two ways:
Through these two above methods, Worcester aims to make sure that, if people need help, they have the opportunity to get it. Unfortunately, just as in many other parts of the country, much more needs to be done. Too few people seek treatment when they need it the most.
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