Latest Drug Bust Shows Growing Problem of Addiction
Posted By Schick Shadel || Mar 9, 2016
The North Dakota Highway Patrol saw their largest meth bust in history last week. With this, it only shows that the existing problem of addiction in our nation is only growing at a rapid rate. Some 22 million Americans have an addiction to some kind of drug and in 2014, there were more drug overdose deaths than any year in history.
It is a belief that a majority of the people addicted to drugs begin with prescription drug use. Hydrocodone and other opioid prescriptions are prescribed at a massive rate each year; roughly 200 million. As an individual uses opioids more often, they may need more in order to have the same physical and mental effects. This could lead to more extensive use, or the use of harsher, more powerful drugs.
Drug addiction is a serious problem that can tear families apart either from separation or fatal drug overdoses. It is important to seek help as soon as possible in order to combat the dependency and need for drugs.
With his new budget proposal to allocate funds to drug rehabilitation, the President makes the heroin and prescription drug use epidemic a national crisis. The programs established with the funds can help a number of people.
At Schick Shadel, we offer a proven treatment to our patients so they can remove the need for drugs from their lives. Your sobriety is important to us and we want to make sure you know that we are dedicated to your health and recovery.
If you have a question or you would like to discuss your situation, call our drug addiction treatment center today. We would love the opportunity to learn more about your situation and show you how we can change your life in just 10 days.