Since 2007, California has had an increasing problem with illicit drug use. California in 2007 had 4,178 fatalities due to direct drug use reported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) which also reported in that same year that they had 23, 307 people that attended detoxification treatment centers of which 16,683 completed their detox program, 2,581 were transferred, 3, 998 withdrew from detox treatment, and 45 were under other unknown reasons. If you or someone you know is inquiring a drug and alcohol detox center, the state of California has 1, 380 of them. It is crucial that before you or someone close to you makes a pledge to a drug and alcohol detox center, that you really investigate them before making a final decision.
Also in 2009, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), reported that the main treatment of people being admitted to detox was because of stimulant usage, which also included methamphetamine, with marijuana being the next leading use. In that year reported by SAMHSA, there were 23, 749 people that were admitted into detox and only 17, 890 actually completed their treatment, 2, 667 were transferred to other facilities, 3, 177 withdrew, and 15 were reported under other reasons.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), has acknowledged the growing problem of illicit drug use and has been raising awareness of drugged driving and has even increased in training and educating their law enforcement on how to identify and handle drugged drivers. The Office of National Drug Control Policy's anti-drug media campaign has also reached out to young people including Alaskan Natives and Native American Indians, on the dangers of drugs and their consequences. As of 2011, California has over 45 Drug Free Communities (DFC) Programs that are funded by the ONDCP.
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