Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment in Nebraska

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The Impact of Addiction in Nebraska

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment in Nebraska

Nebraskans have long been looking for a slice of Nebraska, so take a look around and get ready to be shocked. The state capital, Lincoln, has a college community, a hip and historic downtown, and a vibrant arts scene. Hike to giant mushrooms in the Toadstool Geological Park, named for its mushroom-shaped rock formations. Track lawless offenders on the Outlaw Scenic Byway, which passes through snorkeling rivers and sand dunes.

Despite a total population of slightly less than 2 million residents, Nebraska ranks fifth in the nation for methamphetamine production–making it one of the most commonly abused illicit substances in the state. These drugs are responsible for roughly 93% of all drug-related prosecutions in Nebraska.

Clearly there are plenty of things to enjoy Nebraska, but that does not mean Nebraska is without drug and alcohol problems.

Another commonly abused substance in the state is alcohol. Alcohol abuse among residents is so common that a news article once referred to Nebraska as “America’s 9th drunkest state.” However, it is neither alcohol nor methamphetamines that cause overdoses. Although opioid abuse rates in Nebraska are not as high as those in other states, opioids are generally still involved in most overdoses. The state, similar to the rest of the nation, also struggles with other sorts of drug abuse such as marijuana and cocaine.

To help combat this abuse issue, the government set up several substance abuse treatment centers. Some of these funds were awarded by SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to be used for evidence-based prevention and treatments in Nebraska.

Worst Drugs in Nebraska

  1. More than 30% of the Nebraska population admits to participating in binge drinking. This has led to almost 70% of all substance abuse treatment admissions listing alcohol as their substance of choice, and more than 35% of all vehicle crashes every year are caused by alcohol impairment.
  2. Methamphetamines are the most harmful illicit drug in Nebraska due to the wide availability and low cost. While the rates of other drug-related overdoses have been declining, the rate of meth-related overdoses has been increasing over the years.
  3. Almost 9% of the Nebraska population admits to abusing marijuana at least once per month. Of these residents, over 11% are students.
  4. A little less than 1.5% of the entire Nebraska population over the age of 18 uses cocaine. This translates to about 21,000 adults. In 2010, less than 500 people were admitted to substance abuse treatment centers in Nebraska for cocaine abuse.
  5. While opioid abuse is not as common in Nebraska as it is in the rest of the United States, opioids are somehow still involved in over 30% of all overdoses.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. Illicit drug use is less common in Nebraska than it is in the rest of the United States. The rate of illicit drug abuse is 7%, comparing favorably to the national average of 8.22%.
  2. Every year, Nebraska police arrest more than 7,000 people for driving under the influence of alcohol.
  3. In Nebraska, methamphetamine abuse has sent more children into foster care than any other drug.
  4. The drug overdose rate in Nebraska increased by 6% from 2018 to 2019.
  5. In Nebraska, more than 65% of those receiving substance abuse treatment are men, and almost 20% of those being treated are in the age group between 26 to 30 years old.
  6. One in four students in Nebraska admits to having tried marijuana at least once in their lifetime.
  7. Nebraska ranks 3rd lowest in the nation for illicit drug abuse at a rate of 7.3%.
  8. Alcohol and marijuana are also the most commonly abused drugs amongst Nebraska teenagers between 14 and 18 years of age.
  9. Less than 3% of the Nebraska population abuses illicit drugs that are not marijuana.
  10. The rate of alcohol use amongst high school seniors in Nebraska is very high–with more than 60% of 12th graders using alcohol.

It’s not easy, but here’s some help

If you are in Nebraska looking for alcohol or substance abuse treatment, you are in the right place. It may seem like a daunting challenge at first: to determine which program is most thorough and appropriate. The search for the right help for yourself or a loved one can be frustrating and daunting. By working to help you find the right rehabilitation facility in Nebraska, we eliminate those pressures. We know it is challenging to decide to become sober; we make the rest as easy as possible with our supportive and caring experts. RehabNow.org will help you decide which option is best for you or your loved one.

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