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A Look Back at 2013: Drug Use Increases

Increasing drug abuse rates causing more drug overdoses

Do you ever use illegal drugs, or misuse prescription pills? Do you ever think that you might be addicted? Do you ever think that you want to quit? Are you ever worried that the people you love will get caught up in the lure of illegal drugs like meth, cocaine, marijuana, heroin, PCP, Molly, or prescription painkillers like Percocet, Vicodin, or OxyContin? Drug usage is a huge problem all over the United States, and it just keeps growing. The state of Ohio is a great example of how drug usage has increased in the past year.

The most chilling statistic is that unintentional drug overdoses have increased more than 440 percent since 1999. Many of these involved a mixture of various substances, which often combine in ways that are dangerous or deadly. It's gotten so bad that it competes with the other top causes for death in the state. "Unintentional drug overdose continues to be the leading cause of injury-related deaths in Ohio, ahead of motor vehicle traffic crashes, suicide and falls," the Ohio Department of Health report reads. "This trend began in 2007 and continues through 2011."

Do you take drugs? Do you ever worry about overdosing? Do you think about the damage you could cause to yourself, to your friends, and to your loved ones? Or do you ever worry that your children or loved ones will get into drugs and overdose? Do you ever think that you might have a drug problem? Drug addiction is a disease that is very hard to get past, but the good news is that a drug treatment program can help. When it comes to teen drug addiction Lancaster PA residents rely on Retreat. Call Retreat at Lancaster County to learn about our drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Pennsylvania based, our drug rehab center is easily accessible from OH, PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, to CT.

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