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Substance Abuse Stats for the City of Durham, NC

Durham, North Carolina has seen a significant increase in the number of deaths from overdoses, including heroin, prescription drugs, and fentanyl. Here are some key stats on Durham and Durham County:

  • An estimated 211,000 people over the age of 12 used an illicit substance in the previous year in the metro area, as of 2016.
  • An estimated 126,000 people in the region were linked to having a substance use disorder in the previous year, with 94,000 also indicating a major depressive episode as well.

Choosing Between an Outpatient and Inpatient Rehab

Outpatient Rehab: Outpatient care is available in several forms. Intensive outpatient care requires a person to spend six to eight hours of most days of the week getting treatment but allows them to go home after. 

Inpatient Rehab: Most people with moderate to severe addiction start here, spending 24-hours a day in a residential treatment location. They receive round-the-clock care in a safe and stable environment. This is best for those with moderate to severe addiction.

How Long Can Treatment at a Rehab Last?

The length of drug rehab depends on numerous factors, including how well a person responds to the care given. Most people will need at least 90 days of continuous care in some form to gain the stability necessary to reduce relapse risks.

Treatment can last much longer. Most people will require three to six months of treatment with ongoing support as needed. A shortened form of care is never beneficial.

What to Expect at Rehab

During rehab, a person will receive a full assessment to determine what their individualized treatment plan should include. Many times, it will include:

Medications: Used to stabilize mental health needs, addiction withdrawal symptoms, and overall pain, medications are used both short term as well as long term aftercare.

Therapy: Counseling, usually in both individual and group sessions, helps a person to learn how to deal with the triggers and risks they face. It also works to address why a person started using drugs and how they can avoid relapsing.

When Would You Need to Go to Detox?

Detox is something many people benefit from because it creates a safe environment for all the drugs to be removed from the system. Generally, detox is recommended by an admissions counselor or doctor. You may need detox if you:

  • Used drugs for a long time
  • Used harsh or highly addictive drugs like meth, fentanyl, heroin, or others
  • Suffer from co-occurring mental health disorders
  • Have overdosed in the past
  • Suffer from health complications

How Long Is Detox?

The length of detox also depends on how well a person responds to the care he or she is given. This is generally between 3 and 21 days. Some people will spend more time in detox if they have:

  • A slow metabolism
  • Complicated health needs
  • A long history of use
  • Heavy drug use
  • Overdose risks

Most people can find the help they need through a treatment center that can provide customized detox care.