Hawaii has had over the past few years, a growing epidemic with marijuana, stimulant and methamphetamine use. Do you or someone you know is seeking for a drug and alcohol detox center in Hawaii? If so, Hawaii has 116 of them located throughout their islands.
In 2007-2008, Hawaii was in the top 10 of states that had high illicit drug use for people who were 12 years and older. Drug use was a direct cause for 142 deaths that year in Hawaii than compared to the number of deaths from motor vehicle accidents and firearms. In that year of 2007, Hawaii had 766 people who entered drug and alcohol detox centers, with 645 who finished their program, 11 were transferred, 102 quit the program and 8 were let go. These results were from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2007.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), has stated that prescription drug use is the biggest growing substance problem in our Nation. In 1943, Hawaii launched a Electronic Prescription Accountability System that was supervised by the Department of Public Safety that watches for Scheduled II, III, and IV controlled drugs that are distributed by pharmacies, doctors and law enforcement agencies. They have now implemented a way of sharing prescription information with other states that have identical prescription monitoring programs.
Hawaii also has a Drug Take-Back Program that provides a safe and secure way of how to dispose controlled drugs and that will help stop diversion and the use of these drugs as well as making it safe for their environment. Hawaii has both mandatory education, assessment and treatment for alcohol as well as mandatory ignition interlock devices if someone breaks the law for drinking and driving.
Enrolling yourself or a loved one is a very vital decision. So, make sure you fully investigate a drug and alcohol detox center(s) before enlisting and making any obligations.
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