Overdoses on opiates like Heroin and
prescription drugs are the leading cause
of accidental deaths to Americans.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, overdoses on Opiates like Heroin and prescription drugs are the leading cause of accidental deaths to Americans. These drugs are involved in 61% of overdose deaths in the U.S. and 88% of overdose deaths in West Virginia.
Our state now has one of the highest rates of overdoses, along with New Mexico, New Hampshire, Kentucky, and Ohio. Just last year there were more than 47,000 overdoses. That’s 1.5 times more than deaths caused by car crashes. These addictions normally start from using prescription painkillers and prescription sleeping pills, but often the only way to completely kick the addiction is to seek treatment. “Having an open place to go when you are in trouble and you need help, that always helps”. There are now treatment facilities all over the state to offer treatment for opiate addiction and several rights here in North Central West Virginia.
Source: NEWS WDTV