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Almost 1/3 of Fatal Car Crashes Involve Drugs

Almost 1/3 of Fatal Car Crashes Involve Drugs

A new study done on American drivers has found shocking news: almost one third of all fatal car crashes involve drugs in the driver's blood system, whether by themselves or combined with alcohol. This a troubling trend is much more alarming than previously thought, and this "drugged driving" could pose serious health risks for the nation at large. “While alcohol-impaired driving remains the greatest threat to traffic safety, these findings about drugged driving are particularly salient in light of the increases in the availability of prescription stimulants and opioids over the past decade,” said one the study's authors.

Are you concerned about the ways that drugs could be impacting your health or safety? Well, you should be. Illegal or misused drugs like meth, heroin, PCP, Molly, marijuana, cocaine, and prescription medication is one of the leading health problems in the United States. And drug rates are rising. Are you addicted to drugs, or do you know someone who is? Here are some things you can do to help:

•Seek help. This is the most important one. Go to a trusted rehab center and sign up for a program of treatment.

•Stop using drugs-this can be hard by yourself. Again, the right treatment program can help you.

•Encourage your friends and family to get help for themselves.

Call Retreat at Lancaster County to learn more about PA drug rehab centers and how to get clean. Our caring programs of treatment can turn your life and help you get clean and stay clean. Our beautiful location in Lancaster County is conveniently located near to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and close to mid-Atlantic states like OH, PA, NJ, NY, and DE. There's no better time to get better than right now. Call today.

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