The Addictions Coach: Addiction and Drug-Related Deaths are NOT Declining!
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Hey America, WAKE UP and stop listening to the false reports that addiction and drug-related deaths are on the decline. THEY ARE NOT and they are on the rise! Drug-related deaths exceeded 60,000 in 2016 and we are on pace to greatly beat that number by the end of 2017. This latest figure is a direct result of continued prescription pill abuse, the heroin epidemic and now the new fentanyl era.
Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among those Americans under the age of 50! Wow, more than heart disease, cancer and other horrible diseases. We are on pace to beat 2016 stats by almost 20%.
Now this is interesting, the initial data suggests a large spike in drug-related deaths in the east coast areas such as Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania and Maine. Also, Ohio is saying that they have a 25% spike in drug-related deaths. In Akron, we spoke with a young 24-year-old named Cliff Parker who told the familiar story of a young man who needed pain medication for an injury and before he knew it the pain meds turned to heroin and his life was already out of control. Around the city of Akron this story repeats itself. The city itself appears to be in repair from the 2008 recession but the overdose deaths have skyrocketed.
Last year, Summit County had 312 drug-related deaths and they have shattered that number already. The county coroner actually had to request four refrigerated trucks to house the bodies while awaiting autopsy and processing.
So when you hear that we, as a country, are gaining control of this issue of drug-related deaths and addiction you need to do the research yourself. We are not gaining ground on addiction, we are losing ground! So we shouldn’t be relaxing or patting ourselves on the back right now. In fact we should be doing the direct opposite. We should be focusing more on coaching and intervention.
We are here for you or anyone you might know who are struggling with any addiction, especially drug-related addictions. The elite team at The Addictions Coach are at the cutting-edge of the field. We provide a multitude of addictions services including our unique Sober On Demand mobile rehab program, that brings rehab to the client! Each client is treated as a whole person, not just an addiction. Contact us today. 1.800.706.0318