Substance Abuse and Overdose Statistics in Coeur d’Alene, ID
The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare released the following statistics on drug use in Kootenai County. Also included is a breakdown of alcohol misuse in the county and Coeur D’Alene:3,4,5
DUI arrests in Coeur d’Alene were up 27% between 2020 and 2021, and drug arrests were up 11%.
Between 2016 and 2020, 35% of fatal car accidents in the county involved alcohol, which is slightly higher than the state rate.
Traveling to and Within Coeur d’Alene, ID
If you are thinking about getting addiction treatment at a Coeur d’Alene alcohol or drug rehab or will be in the city to see a friend or family member who is in rehab there, here is some helpful information about the area.
- The city is known for its natural beauty and is located on the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene and is west of the Coeur d’Alene Mountains.
- The closest major airport to Coeur d’Alene is Spokane International Airport in nearby Washington.
- Coeur d’Alene is not considered a walkable city, and you’ll need a car or take public transportation to get around.
- Free public bus service is available in the city through Citylink. The bus system has four routes serving all parts of the city and county.
- Coeur d’Alene area has a thriving arts scene. You can check out symphony and theater productions as well as art galleries in the downtown area along Sherman Avenue.
- The Museum of North Idaho, located in downtown Coeur d’Alene, details the region’s history and offers walking tours of the old Fort Sherman grounds.
- Coeur d’Alene has become a destination for golf fans. The city has five golf courses, with another eight within 20 miles.
- Many people choose to come to the city for its natural beauty. Tubbs Hill is a 120-acre park featuring rugged trails that provide views of the lake and the city. City Park is located along the lakeshore and features a beach, beach volleyball courts, and basketball courts. The North Idaho Centennial Trail also passes through the city.
- There is a wide variety of hotel options in Coeur d’Alene, from boutique resorts to national chain options.
- Watson, C. (2022, June 9). North Idaho introduces new tool to fight against fentanyl.
- Kootenai County, ID. (n.d.). Drug Court.
- Coeur d’Alene Police. (n.d.). 2021 Annual Report.
- Idaho Department of Health & Welfare. (n.d.). Idaho Drug Overdose Data Dashboard.
- University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. (2022). County Health Rankings – Kootenai.