We wanted to really showcase as much of our program, our facility, our staff, our electives, our community outreach programs, our volunteer work, and all that we have to offer to interested individuals right here on our website, so we included many different videos that do just that. We add to these videos regularly, so we advise our viewers to always check back in to see the updates on them.
Why Addiction Needs to be Pursued
A lot of addicts come to addiction websites, read a little bit of data, lose their incentive, and go back to using drugs and alcohol, their desire to get clean gone as quickly as it came. We want our readers to stick with us and see it through to the end. In addition to the videos included on this page, we also have listed below some key facts and statistics about the addiction crisis in the United States today. As heart rendering as these are, they are pretty easy to read over and examine while one of the included videos is opened in a different tab and played there.
Here’s just a brief insight as to how dangerous and how very real addiction is in the United States today:
- In adults of the age 18 and over in the U.S., the overall prevalence rate of opioid use disorder has been estimated at no less than 37 %. As there are many opioid users that are incarcerated at any given point, this rate is likely an underestimate too, so it might be closer to 45%.
- While it is true that gender differences have been cited as showing prevalence rates twice as high in men than in women, (49 percent compared to 26% respectively to be exact), these rates differ based on the type of drug that is being used. For legally prescribed narcotics, prevalence rates in men are only one and a half times the rates in women conversely, while men abuse heroin no less than three times as much as women. The lowest prevalence rates are found in those over the age of 64 (.09%), while the highest rates occur in those under the age of 30 (.29 %). Sadly, it is the youth of the nation that have the biggest addiction problem.
- Although people of the age of 18 to 25 are more at risk for heroin use by far, according to the CDC, on average, heroin is a drug for slightly older adults probably because it is perceived as being more risky, (and rightly so), and because most heroin users have used other drugs in the past too. In fact nine in ten people who use heroin use it with at least one other drug, most with at least three other drugs.
- During the years of 2008 and 2011, an overall average of no less than almost two million emergency department or emergency room visits were made each year for drug poisoning, with a visit rate of no less than 35.4 per 10,000 persons. This is the highest that these numbers have ever been in the history of the nation. Sure enough, Americans are having to go to the hospital thanks to their substance abuse more so now than ever before.
- During the years of 2008 and 2011, an estimated 1.1 million ED visits for drug poisoning were made each year, comprising no less than five percent of total injury-related visits. In that same, 2008–2011 period, the ED visit rate for drug poisoning was highest among persons aged 20–30, meaning that young adults by far have the worst problems when it comes to drugs and alcohol. The rate increased from 28.8 per 10,000 persons among those aged 0–19 to peak at 53.9 per 10,000 persons for those aged 20–30.
- For both unintentional and self-inflicted drug-poisoning emergency department visits, no less than one-half of visits resulted from poisoning by drugs in the categories of analgesics, antipyretics, and anti-rheumatics or sedatives, hypnotics, tranquilizers, and other psychotropic agents. What this means is that it is actually prescription drugs, (drugs that are supposed to help us, not hurt us), that cause the most visits to the emergency room!
- In September 2010 the general report was that no less than 21.8 million Americans of the age of 12 or older used illegal drugs in the past month alone, a number that was up from 19.7 million in the year of 2006. Twenty-five million Americans used drugs in the past month alone, showing a spike in drug use since 2010. The highest age percentage for illicit drug use is 18 to 21, sadly enough. This alone represents eight percent of the population.
- About fifteen million Americans have an alcohol drinking problem. Whether they drink daily or binge, they still definitely have an alcohol problem of one kind or another. For them, their alcohol use has resulted in a criminal arrest, termination from their job or family disruption such as divorce or something similar to that. It is important to realize that alcohol is a drug, it has always been a drug, and it always will be a drug. In 2005, 2.5 million Americans received treatment for alcohol addiction of one kind or another.
When one reads the above statistics while also in tandem watching the successes and the joys offered at Best Drug Rehabilitation, it becomes pretty clear that it’s time to get help, and to get help now. Addiction is not something to just let sit idly and to do nothing about. Addiction is a very serious and very real occurrence that is causing massive amounts of damage and worry and concern right here, right now, in the United States today. We encourage you to call us today if you are ready to take the first step to making a very strong and very positive change in your life. If you are not yet ready, we can still provide advice, comfort, and solidarity for the days to come. Our goal and our main ambition is to help as many struggling addicts as we are able, and we will continue to do that for years to come, in whatever way that we can.