Haltom City, Texas; The City in Review
Drug Addiction and Drug Crime in Haltom City and some of its Neighbors; What is Really Going On
- In 2012, an estimated 29.1 million people, or 11.2 percent of the persons in the age group of 12 or older, had driven under the influence of alcohol at least once in the past year.
- In 2012, an estimated 23.1 million Americans, or 8.9 percent of the population, needed treatment for a problem related to drugs or alcohol, but only about 2.5 million people, or 1 percent, received treatment at a specialty facility.
- The unprecedented rise in overdose deaths in the United States in the last several years exactly parallels a 300% increase since 1999 in the sale of strong, prescription painkillers. These drugs were involved in 14,800 overdose deaths in 2008, which more than cocaine and heroin combined.
- Drug overdose was the leading cause of injury-induced death in 2012. Among people from the ages of 25 to 64 years old, drug overdose caused more deaths than all of the motor vehicle traffic crashes.
- The drug overdose death rate has more than doubled from 1999 through 2013, and is still increasing at an exponential rate today.
- In 2013, 35,663 of the 43,982 drug overdose deaths in the United States were unintentional, 5,432 of the deaths were backed from a suicidal intent, and 2,801 were of an undetermined intent.
The solution for an individual who is thoroughly and completely addicted to drugs has usually been through the process of pursuing an inpatient rehabilitation center. In an inpatient rehab, any drug addict no matter how severely addicted will have the best chances possible at finding freedom and solitude from drugs and from his or her addiction. It is currently being strongly advised to family members and loved ones of drug addicts and of the drug addicts themselves in Haltom City and Fort Worth to seriously pursue an inpatient rehab center as the solution to the individual’s drug addiction.