Northern California

Sacramento Corporate Office

1029 H St suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95814

Fresno Corporate Office

1401 Fulton St Suite 914, Fresno, CA 93721

Bakersfield Corporate Office

1234 Chester Ave Unit 205, Bakersfield, CA 93301

How Drug Use Affects Northern California

Substance abuse is taking its toll on Northern California residents, specifically in Sacramento, Fresno, and Bakersfield. Most notably, the opioid crisis has taken its grips on these cities and the surrounding rural areas that has led to an increase in overdoses relative to other parts of the state. There still remains a significant gap in access to timely and high-quality addiction treatment in Northern California.

Drug use is also know to increase crime in cities and the surrounding areas. In fact, during the same time span, the US Department of Justice has reported an increase in felony crimes in Northern California related to drug manufacturing and trafficking. The most common substances used in the county included:

  • Heroin
  • Fentanyl
  • Opioids/Narcotic Analgesics
  • Methamphetamine/Amphetamines
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)

Impact of Drug Use On Mental Health

In many cases, drug use can cause or exacerbate existing mental health conditions. For instance, depression, schizophrenia, PTSD, paranoia, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder are all common mental disorders that co-occur with substance abuse. These issues must not be treated separately, but rather together as this typically leads to a well-rounded recovery and long-lasting sobriety. An individualized therapy plan—that includes several experiential therapies—is used to facilitate healing for addiction and mental disorders. Types of disorders that are treated include:

  • Depression
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Substance use disorders (SUD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Bereavement disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • ADD / ADHD

When seeking treatment options for substance abuse, it is important to consider if the program treats dual-diagnoses (when a substance use disorder co-occurs with mental health).

Treatment Options in Northern California

The cities of Sacramento, Fresno, and Bakersfield offer some treatment services—each providing powerful aid to those in need. When it comes to detoxing from alcohol and/or drugs, it is important to consider removing yourself from the community where the drug use was taking place in order to avoid triggers. You are most vulnerable in early recovery so removing yourself from that environment is recommended to better increases your chances at treatment success.

Our staff is available to meet families in order to walk you through your treatment options for you or a loved one. Call us today 877.799.1985.


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If you are interested in learning more, contact our expert clinical team by phone 1-877-799-1985, or by requesting more information on our website. We look forward to helping you develop your plan for recovery today.

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