Looking for a detox or rehab center near you in Mecca, California? Browse the listings below to find the best addiction treatment center for you.
Almost half of the residents who live in the desert community of Mecca work in the agriculture fields surrounding the community.1 In 2020, the unincorporated community had 8,219 residents.2
It gets hot in this area located in Riverside County’s Coachella Valley along the northern shore of the Salton Sea.3 Average temperatures during the day are around 90 degrees, while temps can get as low as 20 degrees at night.3
Even in a small community like Mecca, people are struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol. Fentanyl overdose deaths are on the rise in Mecca and the rest of Riverside County.4 Between 2016 and 2021, the number of fentanyl-related deaths in the county increased by about 800 percent.4
Fentanyl is a highly addictive synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 80 times more powerful than morphine.5 Many fentanyl-related overdose deaths are unintentional and occur because another substance was laced with the drug.5
The increase in fentanyl-related deaths is such a concern in Riverside County that, in 2021, the Board of Supervisors launched an awareness campaign to address the growing number of overdoses and deaths.4 In 2021 alone, there were 341 fentanyl overdose deaths, which amounts to half of all overdose deaths in the county that year.6
Methamphetamines also contributed to a number of overdose deaths in 2021.6 That year, there were 398 methamphetamine-related overdose deaths, the majority of which were in older adults aged 45 to 64.6
About 15% of adults in Mecca admit to binge drinking at least once within 30 days.7 According to the CDC, binge drinking is defined as having five or more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women during one occasion.8 The number of binge drinkers in Mecca is less than the rest of Riverside County, which has 17.4% of people admitting to overconsumption of alcohol.7
For those who are looking to overcome addiction to drugs or alcohol, there are 18 treatment centers available within 25 miles of Mecca.9 The available treatment programs include:
There are also 10 treatment centers that provide services and support for people with a dual diagnosis of mental health disorder and substance use disorder.9
California has more facilities for treating substance use disorders than any other state in the U.S.10 In 2020, 1,734 centers were serving over 70,000 clients.10 The state has 1,043 outpatient treatment centers, 246 detox facilities, and 771 residential inpatient facilities.10
Support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous can help you on your road to recovery by offering connections with others going through the same struggle. For information on AA groups and meetings in Mecca and the surrounding area, visit the Alcoholics Anonymous Central Intergroup Office of the Desert.
The California Inland Region of Narcotics Anonymous (CIRNA) provides information on NA meetings in and around the Mecca area.