The number of deaths due to drug overdose more than doubled from what was documented in 1999 to those in 2013. In less than four years, more than twice as many people died as did in the initial year. Another scary statistic is that in 2012, drug overdose was the most common kind of injury death. In the US, there is a huge problem when it comes to treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. In 2011, it was estimated that up to 22 million Americans would greatly benefit from treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. Only 2.3 million of those people actually got treatment.
The good news is that treatment is available. Inpatient, as well as outpatient, centers can be found in almost every community. If you are seeking treatment, and want to make sure to succeed, you need only follow the three steps below.
Treat Your Addiction
Each addiction is a little different and should be treated differently. Some addictions, such as opioid addiction, respond very well to a combination behavioral and pharmacological treatment. Some medication used to assist cocaine addicts are beneficial to alcoholics, but may not benefit heroin addicts. [Read more…]