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Drug Overdoses is a Rising Concern

On February 19th, 2016, AOL.com released a news article list the top 20 states affect by drug overdose. As drug addiction and overdose deaths takes center stage in our presidential candidate debates, national media outlets are beginning to bring this dark topic to light.

Although drug addiction affect many families throughout the world, there are addiction treatment facilities throughout the United States that provide an affordable treatment model. Unlike other illnesses, addiction treatment is a life long process. Often times, the process begins with a medical detox, followed by inpatient drug and alcohol treatment and then an extend sober living environment. The treating of addiction, requires a complete lifestyle change and is not cured over night. To be successful in sobriety, one must completely change their thoughts, attitudes and behaviors.

AOL.com list the top 20 affect states as:

  1. Nevada
  2. Arizona
  3. Utah
  4. Rhode Island
  5. New Mexico
  6. Oklahoma
  7. West Virginia
  8. Flordia
  9. Kentucky
  10. Pennsylvania
  11. Tennessee
  12. Maryland
  13. Colorado
  14. Louisiana
  15. Massachusetts
  16. Oregon
  17. Alaska
  18. Missouri
  19. Ohio
  20. North Carolina

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