April 22, 2016

PHX Outreach Community Enrichment News!

Waging War on Opioid Addiction in your community is everyone’s responsibility!

Drug addiction is fast reaching pandemic proportion in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,in the year 2016 alone nearly 64,000 Americans died from a drug overdose- moreso opioid related. That staggering number equates to more than three times the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in 1999. In 2016, an estimated 20.1 million Americans, or about 1 in 13 people aged 12 or older, had a substance use disorder. This malady contributes to a heavy healthcare spending, disease burden, increase in Domestic violence and associated physical and emotional abuse. Opioid alcohol and other types of drug abuse is wreaking chaos in the lives of families who are your next door neighbors or closer. The President of the United States declared a State of Emergency beacuse of Opioid addiction and drug abuse and in 2018, pledged to win the war.  If you or a loved one is threatened or directly affected: Do not wait!

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