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Overdose Deaths

This dramatic number of deaths is in great part due to the unprecedented increase of synthetic Opioid overdoses, and in particular Fentanyl, which is up to 50 times more potent than Heroin. While the government is trying to address the importation of these illegal and fatal drugs, the immediate issue that needs to be addressed is treatment and support for the addicts. This treatment can be expensive and very few of these programs are funded through health insurance, therefore the burden falls on the individual and their families.

If an addict is lucky enough to enter a treatment program, the real struggles start once they leave and have to reenter the community and their previous life.

Statistics from the CDC

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