Overdose Deaths and Addiction Help

Opioid-involved overdose deaths climbed from 21,089 in 2010 to 47,600 in 2017 and remained steady through 2019, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The number of deaths significantly increased in 2020, with 68,630 reported deaths and again in 2021 with 80,411 reported overdose deaths, the NIDA reports.

Also from the NIDA website: If you are experiencing severe symptoms or are in danger, please call 9-1-1, or call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. You can also visit www.poison.org.

For treatment, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit www.FindTreatment.gov to find a qualified healthcare provider in your area.

Editor’s Note: Corrects headline and main image.

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