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Drugs More Deadly than Car Crashes for 29 States

Drugs More Deadly than Car Crashes for 29 States

Do you know what the leading cause of deaths is in your state? Did you guess car accidents? Well, new statistics paint a troubling reality-the truth is that drugs have become more deadly in 29 out of 50 states in America. This is just the latest example to demonstrate that drugs like heroin, meth, PCP, Molly, cocaine, and prescription pills (like oxycodone or Vicodin) are becoming increasingly deadly in this country. Some people are calling the drug deaths an epidemic.

One of the major factors in how many deaths were caused by drugs is the fact that the sales and distribution of heavy painkillers (like OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin) has more than quadrupled in the past 10 years. This increase has been correlated with a massive increase in drug overdoses in more than half of the states in America. Among the worst areas are the Southwest, including Arizona and New Mexico, and the South, where West Virginia alone has seen a 600% increase in drug fatalities. And though young men (ages 25-35) have the highest rates of overdoses, women are closing the gap as their rates of overdoses rise faster than for men.

Do you use drugs? Does someone you know or love use drugs? Don't let them, or yourself, end up as the next statistic. A drug rehab center can help get you clean so you're not putting yourself in danger of overdosing. Here are some ways a drug treatment program can help:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Medications
  • Support groups and communities
  • Oversight to guard against relapses
  • Medical attention for withdrawal symptoms

Call Retreat at Lancaster County to learn more about how our PA rehab center can help you turn your life around. We're conveniently located, and can arrange transportation from OH, PA, NJ, NY, DE, and MD.


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