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Spokane, Washington, is home to around 195,629 people. It is found in Spokane County, and is located in the east of the state, some 229 miles from Seattle and 222 miles from Bellevue. During the 1990s, the population of Spokane grew by around 10%, but this has stagnated now, with a growth rate of less than 1% per year. Unfortunately, the city has a significant substance abuse problem. This is reflected in the fact that both property and violent crime levels are higher in Spokane than in the rest of the state, which is something that correlates to drug and alcohol abuse. To address this, the city authorities have put a number of different measures in place.

 

Statistics on Substance Abuse in Spokane, WA

 

In order to be able to measure the effectiveness of the various programs the city has put in place, they first needed to create a picture of the current situation. What they found was that:

 

  • 21.9% of the population aged over 12 is a current smoker, higher than for the west of the state (20.3%), but lower than the south (24.5%) and the Midwest (25.7%).
  • 2.1% of the population aged over 12 currently uses smokeless tobacco. This is lower than the west (2.8%), the Midwest (4%), and the south (4.1%) of the state.
  • 1% of all young people aged between 12 and 17 currently use hallucinogenic drugs.
  • 30.9% of all adults with a mental health disorder also admitted to binge drinking in the past month.
  • 47.6% of all adults with a mental health disorder also use tobacco.

 

The Spokane Approach

 

Spokane officials have put a number of different measures in place to combat the city’s drug and alcohol problem. These include:

 

  1. Partnerships with nonprofit organizations, health officials, law enforcement, educators, and the community in order to develop preventative measures to stop young people from accessing substances in the first place, steering them towards healthy alternatives instead.
  2. Increased powers for law enforcement authorities to target manufacturers, distributors, and traffickers of illegal substances, as well as those who sell alcohol to underage drinkers.
  3. Increased training for first responders to be able to deliver an intervention should they come across someone who has a dependency or addiction, encouraging them to seek treatment in a detox and rehab facility.
  4. The Spokane County Therapeutic Drug Court, where those who have been arrested on a nonviolent charge, and who have a substance abuse problem, are given the opportunity to complete treatment in a detox and rehab facility instead of going to prison.
  5. Increased awareness of and signposting to the available inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities.
  6. Increased funds for aftercare facilities to avoid relapse for people with an addiction.
  7. Encouraging private treatment facilities to accept payment plans for those who cannot afford their help.

 

It is hoped that, through the above seven measures, those who need help will be able to receive it, while at the same time lowering the number of people who eventually need help.

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Drug Facts


  • Over 90% of those with an addiction began drinking, smoking or using illicit drugs before the age of 18.
  • Abuse of the painkiller Fentanyl killed more than 1,000 people.
  • Over 52% of teens who use bath salts also combine them with other drugs.
  • Meth users often have bad teeth from poor oral hygiene, dry mouth as meth can crack and deteriorate teeth.
  • Fentanyl works by binding to the body's opioid receptors, which are found in areas of the brain that control pain and emotions.
  • Cocaine gives the user a feeling of euphoria and energy that lasts approximately two hours.
  • Invisible drugs include coffee, tea, soft drinks, tobacco, beer and wine.
  • Drug addiction and abuse costs the American taxpayers an average of $484 billion each year.
  • 26.9 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they engaged in binge drinking in the past month.
  • Heroin is sold and used in a number of forms including white or brown powder, a black sticky substance (tar heroin), and solid black chunks.
  • More than 9 in 10 people who used heroin also used at least one other drug.
  • Nearly 6,700 people each day abused a psychotropic medication for the first time.
  • Opiates work well to relieve pain. But you can get addicted to them quickly, if you don't use them correctly.
  • Barbiturates have been use in the past to treat a variety of symptoms from insomnia and dementia to neonatal jaundice
  • Cocaine is a stimulant drug, which means that it speeds up the messages travelling between the brain and the rest of the body.
  • Ambien is a sedative-hypnotic known to cause hallucinations, suicidal thoughts and death.
  • Using Crack Cocaine, even once, can result in life altering addiction.
  • GHB is often referred to as Liquid Ecstasy, Easy Lay, Liquid X and Goop
  • Emergency room admissions from prescription opiate abuse have risen by over 180% over the last five years.

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