Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
The Center for Disease Control keeps track of substance-related overdoses as well as the number of opiates prescribed in Harrisburg, PA:1,3,4
Residents of Dauphin County were prescribed opiates at a rate of 56.9 per 100 in 2019, and 53.9 in 2020
The rate of alcohol-induced overdose deaths increased by 21% between 2018 and 2020
Accidental drug overdoses dropped slightly at the same time, from 37.5 to 35 per 100,000 residents of the county
Other drug overdose fatalities, however, rose 6% between 2018 and 2020
Local Information for Visiting Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
If you want to plan a trip to the city, or plan an extended stay to take advantage of an alcohol or drug rehab in Harrisburg, here is a quick guide on getting to town and what to do there:
- The Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown is the nearest airport to Harrisburg, about a 20-minute drive on highway 283. You can get to the city from the airport using the Capital Area Transit bus system if you don’t have a ride.
- Once in town, there are multiple motels and hotels to stay at, including the Red Roof Inn, the Days Inn, Econo Lodge, and the pet-friendly Radisson Country Inn and Suites.
- There are 19 public parks in Harrisburg, as well as the Boyd County Big Tree Nature Preserve, for those that want to take in the over 1,000 acres of some of the region’s largest trees.
- The city has three public libraries and 10 small free and congressional libraries.
- Families can take advantage of the 17 K-12 schools in the city, and ten institutes of higher learning for adults seeking to further their education.
- American history lovers have a variety of attractions to visit in the city, such as the National Civil War Museum and the nearby 1906 Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex.
- The city has 12 museums for your perusal, including the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, the Susquehanna Art Museum, and the Doll House Museum featuring over 5,000 toys and dolls, some over 180 years old.
- Center for Disease Control. (2022). CDC Wonder Tool.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2022). Treatment Locator Map.
- Center for Disease Control. (2022). U.S. County Opioid Dispensing Rates, 2019.
- Center for Disease Control. (2022). U.S. County Opioid Dispensing Rates, 2020.