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Substance Abuse Stats in Peoria, IL

Peoria is fighting a battle against opioids just like many Illinois suburbs. In 2015, there were 50 drug overdoses and 18 deaths in the area. 

A year later, those numbers rose to 76 overdoses. In 2017, 280 people overdosed and 32 people died. 

The Peoria police force is worried that those numbers will keep rising year over year. The worst problems in the area include heroin, crack, and fentanyl. 

Fentanyl shows up in other drugs in Peoria, so users can overdose without even knowing what they are using. 

Choosing Between an Outpatient and Inpatient Rehab

If you’re looking into rehab in Peoria, you’ll choose first between inpatient or outpatient rehab. 

Inpatient rehab is the ideal choice for most people. It includes all-day and overnight care. When you need regular symptom management, that can be a lifesaver! The structure provided during inpatient can help you learn recovery strategies faster, too. 

Outpatient rehab is a good choice for people in some situations. If you need to keep working or caring for your kids during rehab, outpatient can let that happen. 

How Long Can Treatment at a Rehab Last?

Rehab treatment should last 3 months or longer. That sounds like a long time, but substance use disorder (SUD) is a disease that you’ll need to manage all your life. Rehab is where you learn the strategies for managing that disease. 

In some cases, you’ll need rehab to last even longer. For instance, medication-assisted treatment works best with a rehab stay of 12 months. That can mean inpatient, outpatient, or a combination. 

What to Expect at Rehab

At rehab, you should expect your treatment to be all your own! Your care team will work with you to create a treatment plan that works best for you. No two clients are the same, and no two treatment plans should be, either. 

Your plan may include: 

  • Evidence-based treatment such as therapy and medication
  • Recreational activities such as art, yoga, poetry, and nature exploration

You’ll check in with your care team regularly to see how your care is going. 

When Would You Need to Go to Detox?

You should go to detox if you have a substance use disorder. You may have a SUD if you: 

  • Can’t stop using drugs even if you want to
  • Neglect responsibilities to use drugs
  • Have a history of relapsing

The biggest symptom of SUD is withdrawal when you stop using drugs. That can include headaches, muscle cramps, mood changes, and agitation. It also includes strong cravings to use the drug of choice. 

If you have withdrawal, a detox program can keep you safe and comfortable during this stage. 

How Long is Detox?

Most detox programs last less than a week. The most common lengths are 5 to 7 days. However, it can vary depending on factors like: 

  • The drugs you use
  • Your health and any medications you use
  • Your history of relapse, if any

If you have a complicated health history, you may need a longer detox. That includes mental health as well as physical health. Your care team will work with you to find the best detox length. 


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  3. Kravetz, A. (2018, March 24). Opioids in Peoria: A look at the numbers