Record Drug Overdose Deaths Last Year According to CDC
Is it true that most people who begin to overuse and abuse drugs had no real intention of harming themselves? Whether they were experimenting socially or trying to find something to ease their physical pain, it’s quite difficult to witness the downward spiral of an individual due to drugs. While today we are talking about a mass number of drug overdose deaths, let’s not forget that each number represents someone’s loved one, someone’s daughter or son, or someone’s father or mother. Last year, the CDC reported record drug overdose deaths. How is this possible? What can we do to prevent it? At Advanced Rapid Detox, we want you to know that we are here to help.
The Shocking Statistics of Drug Overdose Deaths
On August 15th of this year, the New York Times reported that over 72,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdoses in 2017. According to the CDC, that is a ten percent increase from the previous year. Even more shocking, these overdose deaths outpace deaths by suicide, by the flu and even pneumonia. Why are people dying and what can we do about it? The CDC claims that there may be two factors that have an important influence on this overdose increase. Number one, there was an increase in the number of Americans using opioids. Number two, the drugs that people are using and abusing are becoming more deadly. For example, fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is often used in the hospital for pain control and even moderate sedation. This particular drug-related death toll rose sharply. What are we doing as a society to help this massive epidemic?
Starting Point Towards Legislative Changes
All around the country, legislation is cracking down on what we prescribe as medical professionals. The United States Department of Health and Human Services has also committed to join the effort with a five-point strategy: research, building community, supporting providers, partnering with public safety and empowering people to make safe choices. At Advanced Rapid Detox, we have recognized this issue for a long time. We want to do our part in reaching those who have already been affected by drugs.
Reach Out to Advanced Rapid Detox for Relief from Drug Addiction
Please, don’t make yourself one of these statistics. If you are interested in detox, consider us at Advanced Rapid Detox. We provide safe opiate detox in a state-of-the-art hospital so that you can get your life back in order. For more information, give us a call today at 800-603-1813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.