Cocaine Abuse: Atlanta Impact

COCAINE ABUSE: ATLANTA IMPACT Cocaine use, abuse and trafficking continues to be one of the greatest challenges facing Atlanta, Georgia. This area serves as a hub for cocaine distribution to drug markets across the Eastern United States including Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Cocaine is trafficked from Atlanta to eleven other states hidden in cars, in trucks carrying merchandise, and on planes hidden in luggage. U.S. De partment of Justice National Drug Intelligence Center (2010). Atlanta High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. Drug Market Analys is. p7. ONE IN EVERY THREE MEN ARRESTED IN ATLANTA TEST POSITIVE FOR COCAINE OR CRACK While 33.2% of men arrested in Atlanta in 2009-2010 test positive for cocaine, 5.1% tested positive for opiates and 1.8% tested positive for methamphetamine use. OPIATES COCAINE METHAMPHETAMINE Office of National Drug Control Policy. Executive Office of the President, (2011). Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program II (ADAM I). Washington: DC. plll. HERE'S WHERE PEOPLE WENT TO TREAT DRUG ADDICTION IN 2011: 6,907 2,623 2,245 1,700 347 TYPE OF TREATMENT FACILITY Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (2008, February 15). Stop underage drinking. Retrieved from PRINCIPLE INDICATORS OF PROBLEMS LEADING TO WEEKLY INPATIENT TREATMENT WERE : COCAINE USE HEAVY ALCOHOL USE SUICIDAL THOUGHTS 67% 48% 31% Estimates of presenting problems leading to inpatient treatment nationally 1991-1993 indicated that 67% were due to cocaine abuse, 48% were due to heavy alcohol use while 31% were the result of suicidal ideation. This indicates a high rate of comorbidity signifying that many individuals presented with more than one of these three indicators. Hubbard, R. L. Craddock. S. G. Flynn. P. M., Anderson 1. & Etheridge. R. M. (1997). Overview of l-year follow-up outcomes in the Druge Abuse Treatment Outcome Study (DATOS). Psycholo gy of Addictive Behaviors. 1141 261-278. Lakeview Behavioral Health, located in Norcross, GA, is a leader in the field of psychiatric treatment for adoles- cents and adults in the Atlanta Metro area. Our services include inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse programs. Our goal is to help each individual, adolescent or adult, who comes to us for help to return to a life that is filled with happiness and satisfaction. Our programs provide a secure environment to explore problems and begin the healing process. 0ften times, people reach a point where they feel they have no way out. Our skilled and compassionate profes sional team can help you address even the most serious problems. We also recognize the importance of family involvement, especially for our adolescent patients, and ensure that the family is involved as much as pos sible to provide additional support. At Lakeview we are committed to providing caring, effective, individualized care for all our residents. Information compiled by Lakeview Behavioral Health 00 DETOX DAY TREATMENT RESIDENTIAL INTENSIVE INPATIENT REGULAR INPATIENT NUM BER OF PATIENTS

Cocaine Abuse: Atlanta Impact

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This infographic, created by Lakeview Behavioral Health, details the devastating effect cocaine abuse has had on Atlanta and the Southeast United States.


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