A.P.O.C. is excited about announcing an additional NEW location in the very near future!
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Progression -- movement forward as toward a goal. The time is coming for A.P.O.C. to progress. The need is there, and the number of individuals being affected is increasing. We are dedicated to adding another location, so that we can help more of those who are seeking change find it.
A Place of Comfort, Inc. is moving forward.
Drug Addiction Facts and Statistics
The information below pertains to drug addiction and drug abuse in the United States -at both a national and state-by-state level.
In 2010 there was an estimated 22.6 million Americans over the age of 12 that were current or former illicit drug users within the last month of when the survey was given; this equates to about 8.9 percent of the population aged 12 or older.
The drug Marijuana was the most commonly used illegal substance. There were about 17.4 million individuals who used it in the past month from when the survey was taken. From 2007 and 2010, those numbers increased to 6.9 percent, up from 5.8 or 14.4 million to 17.4 million users.
Individuals 50 to 59 years of age, their rate of past drug use went up from 2.7 percent to 5.8 percent from 2002 to 2010.
An estimated 10.0 million individual 12 to 20 years of age that admitted to being drinkers; 6.5 million were binge drinkers and 2.0 million heavy drinkers.
Over six million children in America live with at least one parent who has a drug addiction.
Since 1980, the number of deaths related to drug overdoses has risen over 540 percent.
The most commonly abused drug (other than alcohol) in the United States by individuals over the age of 12 is Marijuana, followed by prescription painkillers, cocaine and hallucinogens.
Each year, drug abuse and drug addiction cost employers over 122 billion dollar in lost productivity time and another 15 billion dollars in health insurance costs.
Baltimore, Maryland has more per capita individuals living with heroin addiction than any other state in the U.S.
Since 1990, the number of individuals who take prescription drugs illegally is believed to have risen by over 500 percent.
We are moving forward to help those who are in need of guidance and support in acquiring the lifestyle skills necessary to become productive, responsible, and contributing members of society. A.P.O.C. envisions opening another location to be of assistance to the many needy who have a strong desire for the services we offer.
With the faces of the poor more readily seen in the suburban areas, crime will rise in the suburbs, as well as homelessness, drug abuse and addiction, mental distress, and abuse. Poverty and crime are bedfellows. A.P.O.C. foresees the need for more resources becoming available to these individuals.