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Drug Rehab Mississippi
Find Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities in or around the following Mississippi cities:
- Olive Branch
- West Point
- Holly Springs
- Water Valley
- De Kalb
Jackson, MS is the capital of Mississippi. This state joined the union on December 10, 1817. It was the 20th state to join the union. Their state motto is Virtute et armis (By valor and arms) and they are also known as the Magnolia State. State symbols include the bloom of the magnolia, the mockingbird and the largemouth or black bass fish. The population of Mississippi as of 2010 was estimated at 2,967,297 residents. Of these residents 1,441,240 (48.6%) were Male; Female: 1,526,057 (51.4%). White: 1,754,684 (59.1%); Black: 1,098,385 (37.0%); American Indian: 15,030 (0.5%); Asian: 25,742 (0.9%); Other race: 38,162 (1.3%); Two or more races: 34,107 (1.1%); Hispanic/Latino: 81,481 (2.7%). 2010 population 18 and over: 2,211,742; 65 and over: 380,407 (12.8%); median age: 36.
Mississippi Drug Use Trends
Mississippi is located in the Southern portion of the U.S., and it derives its name from the great Mississippi which flows along its western boundary. The state capital and largest city is Jackson, Mississippi which has an estimated population of around 175,000 residents, yet the state has an overall estimated population of around 3 million. Mississippi is ranked as the most religious state nationally, and has done so since 2011. Despite this, the state of Mississippi still faces challenges in regards to substance abuse and how to effectively treat the problem.
Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused substance among youth in Mississippi aged 18 and younger, with around 73% of Mississippi youth reporting lifetime use. Around 14% of Mississippi 6-11th grade students report binge drinking in the past month, and 20% of 10th and 11th grade report past month binge drinking. Initiation of alcohol by among Mississippi youth typically occurs between ages 11 and 14. Rates are very high among adults in the state as well, with about 12% of Mississippi adults reporting past month binge-drinking. Statistics and studies show that male admissions to alcoholism treatment facilities in Mississippi are over twice as high as those for females. Sadly, alcohol impaired driving fatalities in Mississippi were consistently twice as high those throughout the rest of the U.S. in recent years, highlighting the fact that the need for early intervention and treatment is key for drinkers in this state. Among adults in the state, treatment data indicates that 22.3% of patients in Mississippi receive treatment for alcohol as their primary presenting problem, and 24% receive treatment for alcohol as a secondary presenting problem.
Drug use is another serious problem among youth in the state of Mississippi; with 37% of Mississippi youth report lifetime use of marijuana, 12% reporting lifetime use of inhalants, and 6% reporting lifetime use of cocaine. The consequences of drug use among are stark among youth in the state, with the adolescent suicide rates in Mississippi, closely associated with substance abuse, increasing significantly between 2003 and 2009 and surpassing national rates in 2007. To highlight this fact, over 9% of high school students in the state reporting 1 or more attempts at suicide, compared to the national average of 6.3% in 2009. The use of methamphetamine among individuals of all age groups in Mississippi is also a very serious problem, as is the case in most mainly rural states. This can be seen in the amount of meth lab seizure incidents in Mississippi which increased 334%, from 155 incidents in 2007 to 673 incidents in 2009.
Faced with such serious substance abuse issues, it isn't uncommon for there to be questions and concerns among those affected by substance abuse and their loves ones about which treatment options are going to be the most beneficial and help resolve the problem for good. Mississippi has a number of different types of drug rehab programs available and which is appropriate for each individual really depends on drug and alcohol history as well as current physical and mental state. For the types of issues that Mississippi residents struggle with in particular, long-term drug and alcohol rehab programs which provide an inpatient or residential stay are those with the highest success rates in the state. This is true for a number of reasons, including the fact that treatment clients have no access to drugs or alcohol during times or weakness, and that they are surrounded by a robust support system that is trained and experienced in handling even the toughest cases of addiction. This isn't true in an outpatient setting, where instead the individuals is constantly surrounded by drug triggers for which they don't yet have any defense mechanisms to avoid withdrawal. Therefore, anyone looking for treatment in Mississippi should choose a long-term inpatient or residential drug rehab program as a premiere option.
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