Every year different agencies come out with new statistics on drug rehabs and alcohol rehabs to keep the public informed about how drugs and alcohol effect our society. The biggest issue after looking at some of these numbers is that they never go down. They have increased year after year since these studies began in the 1960s.
In 2014, more than 3 million people sought treatment for the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol. The scariest number is how many people did not. It is estimated that over 20 million people needed treatment but did not go. There are various factors that contribute to this including denial, funds, and alternate methods used to combat the disease.
Below are a few numbers showing what people were admitted to treatment for and also the number of overdose deaths that so sadly happened.
Why Were People Admitted toTreatment?
- Alcohol Only- 24%
- Alcohol and Another Drug- 19%
- Heroin- 17%
- Marijuana- 14%
- Cocaine- 11%
- Prescription Drugs- 11%
Overdose Deaths (USA) in 2014:
- Prescription Drugs- 38,000
- Heroin- 22,000
- Benzodiazepines- 6500
- Cocaine- 5000
At Clearbrook, we treat all the substances on this list. Our first priority is our patients. You do not have to be a statistic on the list of overdose deaths. In the past 40 years we have played a part in thousands of people’s lives getting better. Addiction is a disease and has to be treated that way. Please call us with any questions and for admission to Clearbrook.
Your life can change and we would be privileged to be part of it.