Spokane Detox and Drug Rehab Help

By | November 25, 2016

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Addiction Statistics for Spokane, Washington

The illicit drug market in the Spokane area is fluid and cyclical – at the turn of the century, Spokane’s biggest problem was methamphetamines, but today, meth is being rivaled by heroin as the area’s most dangerous illegal drug threat.

  • More than 12% of deaths in Spokane County involve alcohol- or drug-related causes in some way.
  • In 2005, that number was less than 9%.
  • Since 2013, the number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Spokane County has risen by more than 60%.
  • Within the past month 8% of Spokane adults have engaged in binge-drinking.
  • Nearly one-third of traffic fatalities in Spokane County are alcohol-related.
  • Between 2010 and 2014, the number of people in Washington who died of heroin overdoses more than tripled, surpassing methadone and oxycodone as the drugs most frequently involved in fatal overdoses.
  • That data is mirrored in Spokane County – in the one-year period between 2014 in 2015, heroin-involved deaths in the county also more than tripled.
  • In Spokane, methamphetamines are still responsible for more deaths than heroin.
  • Between 1999 and 2008, the number of people in Spokane County who died from accidental prescription drug overdoses skyrocketed TWENTYFOLD.
  • When broken down by substance, the most common drugs listed as the cause of death are:
    • Methamphetamines – 29 deaths
    • Heroin – 22 deaths
    • Benzodiazepines – 16 deaths
    • Morphine – 14 deaths
    • Hydrocodone – 11 deaths
    • Oxycodone – 10 deaths
    • Methadone – 8 deaths
    • Codeine – 8 deaths
  • Statewide, more than half of 2014 opioid overdoses involved multiple drugs.
  • Approximately 1 out of every 5 fatal opioid overdoses also involve meth.
  • When listed by substance, rehab admittances in Spokane breakdown as follows:
    • Alcohol – 30.2%
    • Marijuana – 21.9%
    • Methamphetamines – 18.3%
    • Heroin – 13.4%
    • Other opioids/synthetics – 11.5%
  • Between 2002 and 2013, the rate of publicly-funded drug treatment admissions involving opioids in Spokane County rose by over 188%.
  • In 2015, more money was spent on marijuana in Spokane County than wine, bread, or milk.

What Is drug addiction?

Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences. The initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, but repeated drug use can lead to brain changes that challenge an addicted person’s self-control and interfere with their ability to resist intense urges to take drugs. These brain changes can be persistent, which is why drug addiction is considered a “relapsing” disease—people in recovery from drug use disorders are at increased risk for returning to drug use even after years of not taking the drug.

It’s common for a person to relapse, but relapse doesn’t mean that treatment doesn’t work. As with other chronic health conditions, treatment should be ongoing and should be adjusted based on how the patient responds. Treatment plans need to be reviewed often and modified to fit the patient’s changing needs.

Drug affect on brain's reward circuit Spokane Page Image by NIDAThe brain’s reward circuit

What happens to the brain when a person takes drugs?

Most drugs affect the brain’s “reward circuit” by flooding it with the chemical messenger dopamine. This reward system controls the body’s ability to feel pleasure and motivates a person to repeat behaviors needed to thrive, such as eating and spending time with loved ones. This overstimulation of the reward circuit causes the intensely pleasurable “high” that can lead people to take a drug again and again.

As a person continues to use drugs, the brain adjusts to the excess dopamine by making less of it and/or reducing the ability of cells in the reward circuit to respond to it. This reduces the high that the person feels compared to the high they felt when first taking the drug—an effect known as tolerance. They might take more of the drug, trying to achieve the same dopamine high. It can also cause them to get less pleasure from other things they once enjoyed, like food or social activities.

Long-term use also causes changes in other brain chemical systems and circuits as well, affecting functions that include:

  • learning
  • judgment
  • decision-making
  • stress
  • memory
  • behavior

Despite being aware of these harmful outcomes, many people who use drugs continue to take them, which is the nature of addiction.
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Why do some people become addicted to drugs while others don’t?

No one factor can predict if a person will become addicted to drugs. A combination of factors influences risk for addiction. The more risk factors a person has, the greater the chance that taking drugs can lead to addiction. For example:

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  • Biology. The genes that people are born with account for about half of a person’s risk for addiction. Gender, ethnicity, and the presence of other mental disorders may also influence risk for drug use and addiction.
  • Environment. A person’s environment includes many different influences, from family and friends to economic status and general quality of life. Factors such as peer pressure, physical and sexual abuse, early exposure to drugs, stress, and parental guidance can greatly affect a person’s likelihood of drug use and addiction.
  • Development. Genetic and environmental factors interact with critical developmental stages in a person’s life to affect addiction risk. Although taking drugs at any age can lead to addiction, the earlier that drug use begins, the more likely it will progress to addiction. This is particularly problematic for teens. Because areas in their brains that control decision-making, judgment, and self-control are still developing, teens may be especially prone to risky behaviors, including trying drugs.

Can drug addiction be cured or prevented?

As with most other chronic diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease, treatment for drug addiction generally isn’t a cure. However, addiction is treatable and can be successfully managed. People who are recovering from an addiction will be at risk for relapse for years and possibly for their whole lives. Research shows that combining addiction treatment medicines with behavioral therapy ensures the best chance of success for most patients. Treatment approaches tailored to each patient’s drug use patterns and any co-occurring medical, mental, and social problems can lead to continued recovery.

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More good news is that drug use and addiction are preventable. Results from NIDA-funded research have shown that prevention programs involving families, schools, communities, and the media are effective for preventing or reducing drug use and addiction. Although personal events and cultural factors affect drug use trends, when young people view drug use as harmful, they tend to decrease their drug taking. Therefore, education and outreach are key in helping people understand the possible risks of drug use. Teachers, parents, and health care providers have crucial roles in educating young people and preventing drug use and addiction.

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Points to Remember

  • Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences.
  • Brain changes that occur over time with drug use challenge an addicted person’s self-control and interfere with their ability to resist intense urges to take drugs. This is why drug addiction is also a relapsing disease.
  • Relapse is the return to drug use after an attempt to stop. Relapse indicates the need for more or different treatment.
  • Most drugs affect the brain’s reward circuit by flooding it with the chemical messenger dopamine. This overstimulation of the reward circuit causes the intensely pleasurable “high” that leads people to take a drug again and again.
  • Over time, the brain adjusts to the excess dopamine, which reduces the high that the person feels compared to the high they felt when first taking the drug—an effect known as tolerance. They might take more of the drug, trying to achieve the same dopamine high.
  • No single factor can predict whether a person will become addicted to drugs. A combination of genetic, environmental, and developmental factors influences risk for addiction. The more risk factors a person has, the greater the chance that taking drugs can lead to addiction.
  • Drug addiction is treatable and can be successfully managed.
  • More good news is that drug use and addiction are preventable. Teachers, parents, and health care providers have crucial roles in educating young people and preventing drug use and addiction.Addiction Treatment Spoke Detox

Spokane WA Addiction Anonymous Meetings

Sunday

10:00am H K D Clean Club– Spofford & Post (Fellowship Hall) 12:00pm D A K The Nooner– 303 W. 2nd Ave. (Our Club) 7:00pm D H K SS Wrap up– 1222 W. 2nd Ave. 9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

12:00pm D A K The Nooner– 303 W. 2nd Ave. (Our Club) 7:00pm D H K SS Wrap up– 1222 W. 2nd Ave. 9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

7:00pm D H K SS Wrap up– 1222 W. 2nd Ave. 9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

12:00pm D A K The Nooner– 303 W. 2nd Ave. (Our Club) 7:00pm D H K SS Wrap up– 1222 W. 2nd Ave. 9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

7:00pm D H K SS Wrap up– 1222 W. 2nd Ave. 9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

7:00pm D H K SS Wrap up– 1222 W. 2nd Ave. 9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717 W NW Blvd.

12:00pm D A K The Nooner– 303 W. 2nd Ave. (Our Club) 7:00pm D H K SS Wrap up– 1222 W. 2nd Ave. 9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

7:00pm D H K SS Wrap up– 1222 W. 2nd Ave. 9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

7:00pm D H K SS Wrap up– 1222 W. 2nd Ave. 9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717 W NW Blvd.

Monday Spokane Meetings 

12:00pm D A K SS The Nooner –303 W. 2nd Ave. (Our Club) 12:00pm A H Jolly Rodger- 2016 E. Sprague Ave (Hoot Owl) 6:00pm A H K Hugz not Drugz-901 N. Monroe 3 rd floor 7:00pm K H B Mon. Night Miracles-202 N. Pines Rd. (Valley) 8:00pm

12:00pm A H Jolly Rodger- 2016 E. Sprague Ave (Hoot Owl) 6:00pm A H K Hugz not Drugz-901 N. Monroe 3 rd floor 7:00pm K H B Mon. Night Miracles-202 N. Pines Rd. (Valley) 8:00pm

6:00pm A H K Hugz not Drugz-901 N. Monroe 3 rd floor 7:00pm K H B Mon. Night Miracles-202 N. Pines Rd. (Valley) 8:00pm

12:00pm A H Jolly Rodger- 2016 E. Sprague Ave (Hoot Owl) 6:00pm A H K Hugz not Drugz-901 N. Monroe 3 rd floor 7:00pm K H B Mon. Night Miracles-202 N. Pines Rd. (Valley) 8:00pm

6:00pm A H K Hugz not Drugz-901 N. Monroe 3 rd floor 7:00pm K H B Mon. Night Miracles-202 N. Pines Rd. (Valley) 8:00pm

7:00pm K H B Mon. Night Miracles-202 N. Pines Rd. (Valley) 8:00pm

8:00pm H K SS B Addicts in Action– 315 S. Spruce (Church) 9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:30pm A H K New Beginnings-Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717 W NW Blvd.

Tuesday

12:00pm D A K SS The Nooner –303 W. 2nd Ave. (Our Club) 12:00pm A H Jolly Rodger-2016 E. Sprague Ave. (Hoot Owl) 5:30pm CA K You Grow Girl- 901 N. Monroe 3rd floor (women) 7:00pm C H SS D Lost and Found- 1222 W. 2nd (NO kids under 10) 7:00pm A K H Northside NA- 4520 N. Crestline 9:30pm A K H New Beginnings- Hoot Owl 2016 E. Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

12:00pm A H Jolly Rodger-2016 E. Sprague Ave. (Hoot Owl) 5:30pm CA K You Grow Girl- 901 N. Monroe 3rd floor (women) 7:00pm C H SS D Lost and Found- 1222 W. 2nd (NO kids under 10) 7:00pm A K H Northside NA- 4520 N. Crestline 9:30pm A K H New Beginnings- Hoot Owl 2016 E. Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

5:30pm CA K You Grow Girl- 901 N. Monroe 3rd floor (women) 7:00pm C H SS D Lost and Found- 1222 W. 2nd (NO kids under 10) 7:00pm A K H Northside NA- 4520 N. Crestline 9:30pm A K H New Beginnings- Hoot Owl 2016 E. Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

7:00pm C H SS D Lost and Found- 1222 W. 2nd (NO kids under 10)

7:00pm A K H Northside NA- 4520 N. Crestline 9:30pm A K H New Beginnings- Hoot Owl 2016 E. Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:30pm A K H New Beginnings- Hoot Owl 2016 E. Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

12:00pm A H Jolly Rodger-2016 E. Sprague Ave. (Hoot Owl) 5:30pm CA K You Grow Girl- 901 N. Monroe 3rd floor (women) 7:00pm C H SS D Lost and Found- 1222 W. 2nd (NO kids under 10) 7:00pm A K H Northside NA- 4520 N. Crestline 9:30pm A K H New Beginnings- Hoot Owl 2016 E. Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

5:30pm CA K You Grow Girl- 901 N. Monroe 3rd floor (women) 7:00pm C H SS D Lost and Found- 1222 W. 2nd (NO kids under 10) 7:00pm A K H Northside NA- 4520 N. Crestline 9:30pm A K H New Beginnings- Hoot Owl 2016 E. Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

7:00pm C H SS D Lost and Found- 1222 W. 2nd (NO kids under 10) 7:00pm A K H Northside NA- 4520 N. Crestline 9:30pm A K H New Beginnings- Hoot Owl 2016 E. Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

7:00pm A K H Northside NA- 4520 N. Crestline 9:30pm A K H New Beginnings- Hoot Owl 2016 E. Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:30pm A K H New Beginnings- Hoot Owl 2016 E. Sprague 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717

9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717 W NW Blvd

Wednesday

12:00pm D A K The Nooner –303 W. 2nd Ave. (Our Club) 12:00pm A H Jolly Rodger-2016 E. Sprague Ave (Hoot Owl) 12:00pm

12:00pm A H Jolly Rodger-2016 E. Sprague Ave (Hoot Owl) 12:00pm

12:00pm A SP W.i.N.A-NA Roots 1717 W NW Blvd. (women) 6:30pm A CL Recovery by Candlelight– 827 W. Cleveland 7:30 pm C B H K SS Brothers Living Clean-1222 W. 2 nd Ave (Men) 9:30pm A K H New Beginnings Hoot Owl 2016 E Sprague Ave 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717 W NW Blvd

Thursday

12:00pm D A K SS The Nooner –303 W. 2nd Ave. (Our Club) 12:00pm A H Jolly Rodger-2016 E. Sprague Ave (Hoot Owl) 7:00pm D H K Thursday Night Moved Again 1222 W. 2nd Ave 7:30pm A SS Thursday Night Literature Study 2102 E. Everett Ave. 9:30pm A K H New Beginnings Hoot Owl 2016 E. Sprague Ave 9:45pm K B NA Roots-1717 W NW Blvd Friday 12:00pm D SPA K The Nooner – 303 W. 2nd Ave. (Our Club) 12:00pm A H Jolly Rodger-2016 E Sprague Ave. (Hoot Owl) 7:30pm SP A

Friday

Night Speaker Meeting 1700 W. 7 th Ave 6:00pm A SS Step Sisters -1700 W. 7th Ave (Women) 9:30pm A K H New Beginnings Hoot Owl 2016 E. Sprague Ave 9:45pm K B NA Roots 1717 W NW Blvd.

Saturday

10:00am K D H Clean & Serene-214 N. Cedar Peaceful Valley Community Center 12:00pm D A K The Nooner – 303 W. 2nd (Our Club) 6:30pm LGBT A Regardless of…. -927 S. Perry (Temple) 8:15pm A CL K H Saturday Night NA 1700 W. 7 th (Alano Club) 9:30pm A K H New Beginnings Hoot Owl 201

 

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