THE OPIOID CRISIS IN AMERICA
The opioid crisis in American is actually believed to have started in the 1990s or early 2000s, the crisis has exploded in recent years and the available data is both shocking and horrifying.
According to a 2015 study, approximately two million Americans are suffering from an addiction to prescription opioids and nearly 600,000 Americans suffer from heroin addiction. In 2016, an average of 115 people died from an opioid overdose every day in the United States, more than 40,000 Americans every year. The number of heroin overdoses in America increased 533% between 2002 and 2016.
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) estimates that Americans made up 99.7% of the world’s hydrocodone consumption in 2015. More than six billion hydrocodone pills and 5 billion oxycodone tablets were distributed across the United States in 2016.
Addiction is a progressive disease which means that it will become worse if left untreated. Seeking treatment at the earliest opportunity is believed to give patients a better chance at recovery.
The Asana Recovery Center offers a detoxification and residential treatment program designed to help those suffering from any stage of substance addiction. Call us today at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our facilities and find out whether our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program may be the right fit for you.