You know what is concerning? People looking for addiction treatments and then leaving without taking any action. Why? Because negative stigma, poor accessibility, and shame associated with addiction treatment often make people turn away.
Addiction is a dangerous disease. It has been reported that over 70,000 drug overdose deaths occur in the United States annually. It is terrifying to note that overdose deaths are increasing at an annual rate of 4%.
All these lives would have been saved with timely medical intervention. If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, please do not shy away from help. Break all the associated stigmas and begin your recovery journey before it’s too late.