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Toledo, OH, like every other part of the country, has a significant problem with drug, alcohol, and other forms of substance abuse. In fact, some 15,134 people use marijuana, 6.627 abuse prescription medication, 2,480 are addicted to cocaine, 1,125 use hallucinogenics, 632 use inhalants, and 149 are addicted to heroin. Furthermore, 87 people are expected to die this year as a result of alcohol abuse, 17 due to drunk driving, and 17 due to illicit drug abuse.
Toledo Drug and Alcohol Issues
There are a number of specific concerns in terms of drug and alcohol abuse in Toledo. One is cocaine, which has long been readily available in the region, and the number of people getting addicted to cocaine continues to increase. Furthermore, a significant issue is that the quality of cocaine is becoming worse, which is leading to various health concerns.
One of the associated problems with this is that those who are also addicted to heroin will "speed ball", which means they combine heroin and cocaine and use it intravenously. This is a danger in and off itself, but with the poor quality of cocaine, it has led to an increase in hospital admissions and overdose. In fact, actor John Belushi died as a consequence of this.
Users Start Young
Toledo has also raised concerns about the fact that many people who report having a cocaine addiction, first started experimenting with the substance when they were just 12. Furthermore, it seems to be indiscriminate of gender, ethnicity, or social background. Crack cocaine also continues to be readily available and highly abused. Fortunately, there is less concern about young people becoming addicted to the substance.
Heroin Epidemic in Toledo
The heroin epidemic that is gripping the country, meanwhile, is also noticed in Toledo, and community professionals are trying to put efforts in place to address it. It is hoped that, through education and intervention, fewer people will be tempted to use the substance. However, with prescription medication becoming more difficult to access, people are turning to heroin instead. Interestingly, a funeral home in Toledo is leading the way in this, having started a huge awareness campaign on billboards, television, and radio. Law enforcement professionals, meanwhile, carry four doses of Narcan as standard. Meanwhile, the Wood County Jail now offers medically assisted detox for heroin addicts. Rehab and detox facilities, meanwhile, are very concerned about the level of needle sharing. Unfortunately, it seems to be very difficult for people to have access to clean needles, and this has led to an increase in HIV and hepatitis as well.
Toledo presents reasonably similar problems with addiction as other parts of the country. However, they have a particular concern in terms of community efforts to help curb the levels of substance abuse. The campaign organized by the funeral home has been highly appreciated, and the community is looking for other organizations to join in similar efforts to have a greater impact overall. At present, Toledo still takes too much of a criminalization approach, rather than a treatment approach, it seems.
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