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Marijuana: Why Overdoses Happen and How You Can Prevent Them

Marijuana: Why Overdoses Happen and How You Can Prevent Them

At this point, there is really no doubt that drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse in general is getting worse and worse in this country to the degree where there are lots of problems and difficulties and struggles that abound from these issues and crisis areas.  These are issues and problems that are getting worse and worse as the years go by, creating struggles and habits and issues and difficulties that are very terrifying and very worrisome to say the least. 

Now, there have been a lot of statistics and studies and research tabulation done on just how serious and just how bad this issue is, and the fact of the matter is that substance abuse and addiction is such that a lot of people are trying to find their peace of mind and their freedom from even the harshest and most difficult of substance abuse and the different kinds of issues and problems that go into this. For some insight into how serious this issue is, consider the following statistics and problems that abound from it:

  • According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more people are getting addicted to drugs and alcohol each and every year than those who are kicking their habits and who are going free from their issues and problems each and every year. The real truth and the real issue with substance abuse at this time in this country is that drug and alcohol use and abuse is truly difficult and troublesome for those who need to find their peace of mind and their abstinence from even the most difficult of substance abuse issues and hardships.  For some more information on how to go about this, the key needs to be to effectively and simply and stably help people get into rehab in as great of numbers as possible.  For example, roughly two-hundred thousand people beat addiction every single year at a treatment center, but at the same time about four-hundred thousand people become newly addicted to drugs and alcohol each and every year in this country.  This is very bad news indeed for those who struggle with this issue and problem.
  • According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, along with the above factors that more people are getting hooked on drugs and alcohol than those who are getting clean, it is also becoming very apparent and very clear that the drug problem in this country is growing. Case in point, there are roughly twenty-three million Americans who are now hooked on drugs and alcohol and who cannot find their way out of the habit and issue.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have tabulated that about anywhere from eighty-thousand to one-hundred and twenty thousand Americans die from drug and alcohol abuse and addiction each and every year. This is a harsh and yet a very true issue in this country, and these study findings show to us that literally more Americans die from drug and alcohol use and abuse each and every year than has ever died from these substances before in recorded history.  The brutal truth of the matter is that, now more than perhaps ever before, drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse in general needs to be addressed because of how many people are being heavily affected by it.
  • The Drug Abuse Warning Network has studied and tabulated findings from all of the hospitals in the United States to get an idea of just how many people have to go to the ER and EDs within hospitals each and every year. Nowadays, millions of Americans go to the hospital for a substance abuse habit each and every year, and drug abuse and alcohol abuse is actually labeled as being the number one cause for a hospital visit in about thirty-five percent of all visits to a hospital.  Overdoses, violence, car accidents, collateral damage, injuries, accidents, and other issues all contribute to this and this is on a level unlike any it has ever been on before.
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