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Narcotics Anonymous Information for San Francisco, CA
Many times, people have a hard time knowing how to handle the stressors of life. With the way things are going in the world, those things can build up causing anxiety, depression and other mental health problems. This is when a lot of people may turn to drugs to help ease their stress. Sadly, drugs are very easily available in large cities. However, places like San Francisco, CA also have many drug addiction recovery resources available, too.
What is Narcotics Anonymous?
Narcotics Anonymous is a large group of people who have had a problem with drugs. There are free meetings for people to come together and help each other stay clean. They require only that every person has a desire to stop using the drug they have a problem with. They use the NA traditions that are written so members can follow them in their everyday life. They also use the 12-step program developed by AA. NA does not discriminate- anyone can attend meetings regardless of sex, race, gender, nationality, income, job, etc. They have found that when people keep coming back to the meetings they are more likely to stay clean. The goal of NA is complete abstinence from all types of drugs.
How Big is the Drug Problem in San Francisco, CA?
San Francisco is a large bay city, being the fourth most populous city in California. With its relatively small square mileage and big population, it is the second-most densely populated city in the US.
The National Drug Early Warning System released the San Francisco Sentinel Community Site (SCS) Drug Use Patterns and Trends of 2020. Some of the findings were as follows:
- There has been a significant increase in the number of drug overdose deaths involving opioids and stimulants. The biggest factor in these is fentanyl.
- Opioid deaths increased from 194 (2016) to 237 (2019).
- Opioid-related ED visits have increased steadily since 2011.
- Meth-related morbidity and mortality rates consistently rise over the last 10 years seeing that go at a faster pace.
- Cocaine-related morbidity and mortality rates also consistently rise. ED visits have been increasing since 2010 and hospitalizations have been increasing since 2015.
- Cannabis-related hospitalizations and ED visits have increased. California legalized this drug for recreational use in 2018.
Recovery Resources in San Francisco, California
At SpringBoard Recovery, we see people with substance abuse come through our doors every day. We understand the toll it takes on a person physically, psychologically, emotionally and socially. We know how difficult it can be to reach out for help. We want to provide assistance and support to people who need it.
Some other addiction recovery resources in the San Francisco area are:
If you need more information about addiction recovery resources in the San Francisco area, please contact us today.