There’s no denying Ohio is in the middle of a drug epidemic, especially when it comes to opioid abuse. The proof is in the statistics.
- In 2016, 4,050 Ohioans died from drug overdoses. This represents a 32.8% increase over 2015 when there were 3,050 overdose deaths. Fentanyl was involved in 58.2% of all unintentional drug overdose deaths in 2016. This is up from 37.9% in 2015, 19.9% in 2014, and 4% in 2013. The sharp rise of deaths caused by the rapid emergence of this deadly drug underscores the need for drug addiction recovery services, including medication assisted treatment and related behavioral counseling, like Milestone provides.”
- The death rate from overdoses has climbed 642% since the year 2000. Of these deaths, 84.9% were caused by opioids. (ODH)
- 47,055 drug overdose deaths occurred nationally in 2014. (CDC)
- According to statistics released by the federal Center for Disease Control in August 2017, 64,070 Americans died from drug overdose in 2016. This represents a 21% increase from the 52,898 drug overdose deaths reported in 2015. Deaths from the synthetic opioid fentanyl more than doubled from 2015 to 2016.”
- It is estimated that 23% of individuals who use heroin develop addiction. (ASAM)
- In 2012, 259 million prescriptions were written for opioids, which is more than enough to give every American adult their own bottle of pills. (ASAM)
- In 2015, 276,000 adolescents were current nonmedical users of pain reliever, with 122,000 having an addiction to prescription pain relievers. (ASAM)
- In 2015, an estimated 21,000 adolescents had used heroin in the past year, and an estimated 5,000 were current heroin users. Additionally, an estimated 6,000 adolescents had heroin a heroin use disorder in 2014. (ASAM)
- Prescription pain reliever overdose deaths among women increased more than 400% from 1999 to 2010, compared to 237% among men. (ASAM)
- Men were more likely to die from overdose, but the mortality gap between men and women is closing. (CDC )
- Overdose rates were highest among people aged 25 to 54 years. (CDC)
- As many as 1 in 4 people who receive prescription opioids long term for non-cancer pain in primary care settings struggles with addiction. (CDC)
- Every day, over 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for misusing prescription opioids. (CDC)
Despite these startling statistics, there is hope. Medication-assisted treatment options are available for those who are ready to overcome the challenge of addiction. Through a combination of medication and addiction counseling, physicians and therapists are here to help you beat this.
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