Of the 156,071 people that call North Hollywood home, 14,515 use an illicit drug of some type. 37,457 people in North Hollywood consume an amount of alcohol that would classify them as heavy drinkers. 2,293 individuals drink alcohol and abuse some type of drug.
Twin Town Sherman Oaks serves the San Fernando Valley being adjacent to Burbank, Glendale, Studio City, Panorama City, Van Nuys, and North Hollywood.
Drug overdose is ranked among one of the top 10 causes of premature death in Los Angeles County since 1993. Heroin ranked the highest in E.R. drug related admissions totaling 313 people, and cocaine following with 140 admissions. Prescription drug use is increasing at a rapid rate all over California as well as in North Hollywood. 157 residents were admitted for Xanax, Percocet with an admission of 110, OxyContin at 124, Lortab with 93, and Vicodin with 78 admissions.
Source: US Drug Trends