Prevalence of Drug and Alcohol Addiction in America
Approximately 20.1 million Americans over the age of 12 struggle with an addiction in 2016. Anyone can be affected, and this issue can hit fairly close to home.
64,000 deaths from drug overdoses.
As drug and alcohol addiction rates rise, so do overdose rates. Substance abuse can overwhelm your body and mind, leading to serious consequences, like coma or death.
2,089 overdose deaths were reported in Maryland.
The number of drug and alcohol-related overdose deaths in Maryland reached an all-time high in 2016. This was a 66% increase from 2015, which only saw 1,259 overdose deaths.
Montgomery County reported 102 overdose deaths.
Overdose death rates in Montgomery have also seen a 32% increase. Heroin was found in 48 cases.
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