Addiction is a deeply devastating disease that rips through families like a tidal wave, leveling everything in its path. Addiction destroys relationships, homes, finances and trust. This disease condition doesn’t discriminate and is progressive and chronic in its active state. Addiction affects the wealthy and the destitute alike and rushes with a force that knocks even the most abled family member or friend off their feet.

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Addiction Statistics in the US

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), drug and alcohol abuse draws over 700 billion dollars in yearly costs for the United States in the form of reduced work output, healthcare and crime.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) keeps tabs on the death rate associated with various drugs. According to CDC the annual mortality rate for drugs is as follows, with males having a moderately higher death rate than women for most drugs overdoses:

  • All drugs – increased to a little over 50,000 deaths in 2015 from approximately 30,000 in 2005
  • Opioid drug – increased substantially, with about 15,000 deaths in 2005 to nearly 35,000 in 2015
  • Prescription opiate pain relievers – a rollercoaster effect as it rose in 2011 to approximately 17,000 from 14,000 in 2006 and then decreased to 16,000 in 2013 to increase in 2015 to about 17,000
  • Benzodiazapines – a fairly steady increase from 5,000 deaths in 2008 to almost 9,000 in 2015
  • Cocaine – from roughly 4,500 in 2010 to to 7,000 in 2015 and most disturbingly,
  • Heroin has, by far seen the largest spike in mortality rates with approximately 2,500 deaths in 2010 to nearly 14,000 five years later

Recovery from Drug Addiction

Addiction is tricky and calculating, and it’s the only disease that can take more than one person down with it, if it is left unchallenged. Addiction dramatically alters the lives of not just the addicted person, but of everyone within his or her vicinity, namely family and friends. This is why is committed to helping families not just survive through addiction, but thrive throughout recovery.

Sobriety is possible, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with our professional nationwide helpline accessible to provide confidential advice and referrals to the most esteemed addiction treatment centers throughout the country.

Our mental health professionals, licensed counselors and those in recovery connect you with safe and effective facilities that meet your loved one’s physical and behavioral needs. We’re here to help you locate medical detox, intensive intervention in a residential program, relapse prevention or help for dual addictions, depression, trauma or other health concerns.

At we know that knowledge is power. We work to provide you with helpful online resources as well. We’ll walk you through insurance coverage and every step of the process to help your loved one find lasting recovery.

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