Free Drug and Alcohol Treatment Help-Line
Counselors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, FILL OUT THE REQUEST FORM AND A COUNSELOR WILL CONTACT YOU SHORTLY
Highland Rivers Community Servs Board
43 Chateau Court SE
Rome, GA, 30161
Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:
The risks for addictions to prescription drugs have been known to increase substantially when the drugs are used in ways other than for those prescribed. Healthcare providers, doctors and pharmacists, as well as patients themselves, can all play an important role in identifying and preventing prescription drug abuse.
Among teens aged 12 to 17, the past year prevalence of MDE ranged from 4.0 percent among 12 year olds to 11.1 percent among those aged 16 and 10.3 percent among those aged 17.
Prolonged use of snorting cocaine can cause ulcerations in the mucous membrane of the nose and holes and in the barrier separating the nostrils.
Between 2004 and 2005, there was a decrease in the number and percentage of teens aged 12 to 17 who needed treatment for an alcohol or illegal drug use problem: 2.3 million in 2004 (9.1 percent) compared with 2.1 million in 2005 (8.3 percent).
About 2.0 million adults (0.9 percent of the population aged 18 years or older) received inpatient care for mental health problems during the past year. This estimate was similar to the rate reported in 2007 (1.0 percent or 2.1 million adults).
Treatment need is defined as having a substance use disorder or receiving treatment at a specialty facility (hospital inpatient, drug or alcohol rehabilitation, or mental health centers) within the past 12 months. In 2007, 23.2 million persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illegal drug or alcohol use problem (9.4 percent of persons aged 12 or older). Of these, 2.4 million (1.0 percent of persons aged 12 or older and 10.4 percent of those who needed treatment) received treatment at a specialty facility. Thus, 20.8 million persons (8.4 percent of the population aged 12 or older) needed treatment for an illegal drug or alcohol use problem but did not receive treatment at a specialty substance abuse facility in the past year.