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Drug Rehab Centers in Alexandria, Virginia

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Alexandria, Virginia, is a beautiful, rural community. It is home to around 293,462 people. Unfortunately, like in many other parts of the country, there are increasing concerns about addiction or substance abuse.


Alcohol Abuse in Alexandria, VA


A recent study looked at the rates of alcohol consumption among the 148,892 inhabitants in Alexandria. It was found that:


  • Around 139,000 either do not drink, drink very irregularly, or do not drink to an excessive level.
  • Around 18,000 people consume alcohol to excess and are considered as requiring help. This equates to around 12% of the population. Surprisingly, this is considerably lower than in many other parts of the country.
  • Many young people find drinking to be normal and most will have tried alcohol long before they reach the legal drinking age of 21. They have also been found to be heavily influenced by advertisements for alcohol.


Drug Abuse in Alexandria, VA


Besides looking into the rates of alcohol addiction, public health officials also studied the rates of drug abuse. They found that 27,292 people currently use illicit substances or prescription medication in a non-medical way. Specifically, they found that:


  • 4,312 people use both alcohol and another substance.
  • 4,121 people use cannabis.
  • 3,466 people use heroin.
  • 2,429 people smoke or snort crack cocaine.
  • 2,101 people use stimulants.
  • 873 people use opiates other than heroin, such as prescription medication.
  • 819 people use powder cocaine.
  • 55 people use tranquilizers.
  • 33 people use inhalants.
  • 31 people use sedatives.
  • 30 people use PCP.
  • 28 people use hallucinogenic drugs like LSD or ecstasy.
  • 109 people use other substances.


Perceptions in Alexandria


Lastly, public health officials have looked at the perceptions people have towards substance abuse, detox, treatment, and more. They found that:


  • 79% of people do not currently use drugs or alcohol.
  • 77% of people have never used illicit drugs or alcohol.
  • 93% of people know someone who uses cannabis.
  • 52% of people believe cannabis should be available for medicinal purposes.
  • 40% of people first tried an illicit substance between the ages of 18 and 25. None started between the ages of 36 and 50. Worryingly, 7% were over the age of 50.
  • 73% of people believe cocaine is commonly abused in Alexandria.
  • 76% of people feel meth use is on the rise in Alexandria.
  • 78% of people believe that there is no danger in using MDMA or Ecstasy. This has prompted the local government to put a significant intervention in place to educate people, and particularly young people, about the dangers of this drug.
  • 77% of people feel that there is a growing problem with non-medical abuse of prescription medication.
  • 78% of people believe that the best way to deal with substance abuse is by giving people access to proper detox and rehab facilities, where they can be supported to get better.


These statistics have demonstrated to public health officials in Alexandria that more work needs to be done, and they have put a number of outreach programs and other systems in place to improve on the situation.

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Drug Facts

  • In 2013, more high school seniors regularly used marijuana than cigarettes as 22.7% smoked pot in the last month, compared to 16.3% who smoked cigarettes.
  • Alcohol affects the central nervous system, thereby controlling all bodily functions.
  • The most commonly abused opioid painkillers include oxycodone, hydrocodone, meperidine, hydromorphone and propoxyphene.
  • 30% of emergency room admissions from prescription abuse involve opiate-based substances.
  • Synthetic drug stimulants, also known as cathinones, mimic the effects of ecstasy or MDMA. Bath salts and Molly are examples of synthetic cathinones.
  • The coca leaf is mainly located in South America and its consumption has dated back to 3000 BC.
  • Selling and sharing prescription drugs is not legal.
  • There is holistic rehab, or natural, as opposed to traditional programs which may use drugs to treat addiction.
  • Colombia's drug trade is worth US$10 billion. That's one-quarter as much as the country's legal exports.
  • In 2010, around 13 million people have abused methamphetamines in their life and approximately 350,000 people were regular users. This number increased by over 80,000 the following year.
  • Meth can damage blood vessels in the brain, causing strokes.
  • Approximately 500,000 individuals annually abuse prescription medications for their first time.
  • 7.5 million have used cocaine at least once in their life, 3.5 million in the last year and 1.5 million in the past month.
  • Opiates are medicines made from opium, which occurs naturally in poppy plants.
  • In 1898 a German chemical company launched a new medicine called Heroin'
  • The drug was outlawed as a part of the U.S. Drug Abuse and Regulation Control Act of 1970.
  • 300 tons of barbiturates are produced legally in the U.S. every year.
  • Over 30 Million people have admitted to abusing a cannabis-based product within the last year.
  • The duration of cocaine's effects depends on the route of administration.

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