How Are Communities Fighting Back Against Cocaine Abuse?

Communities nationwide fight with drug issues. These issues can range from mild to severe and can impact an entire community. Even though the impact of cocaine addiction takes a severe toll, communities are fighting back and remaining positive that they can beat addiction.

How Are Communities Fighting Drug Abuse?

Communities have tried numerous programs and/or efforts to keep addiction at bay and help improve the life of all individuals. Included in the following are some examples on how communities are fighting drug abuse:

  • Reduced-fee drug education programs
  • Job placement
  • Group homes

Many communities have set up reduced-fee programs and/or free educational classes to help addicts and recovering addicts receive the correct information to help them on the road towards recovery. Communities also help addicts and/or recovering addicts avoid relapse with job placement and job training. Training can help individuals broaden their horizons, which will open new doors and give them more opportunities. Group homes are homes for recovering addicts that set rules and guidelines for all individuals involved to help keep a drug-free environment. Individuals living in group homes will be randomly drug tested and if they fail a test they can no longer reside in the home.

Are Community Programs Successful at Fighting Cocaine Abuse?

Each community measures its success at helping prevent the spread of addiction differently.  Included in the following are some examples on how communities can tell if their anti-drug measures are effective at treating and preventing addiction:

  • Number of arrests caused by drug induced behavior
  • Drug-related crime rate
  • Drug-related hospital stays

Each community is different and has different areas to improve on. Some communities may struggle with driving while under influence. Other communities may struggle with crime that was caused by drug use such as stealing, prostitution, and dealing.  Individuals who overdose may end up in the hospital and may or may not have insurance to cover their stay and treatment.

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If you or a loved one has been struggling with cocaine addiction, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our highly trained counselors are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to answer your addiction questions and help you find the best treatment available. One call can improve the rest of your life, so call us today!

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