DID YOU KNOW?
An individual is now more likely to die from an accidental opioid
overdose than they are from a motor vehicle crash in the
United States, according to the National Safety Council.
The odds of dying from an accidental opioid
overdose are now one in 96, and the odds of dying in a motor
vehicle crash are one in 103.
HOW CAN OVERDOSES BE PREVENTED?
Overdose reversal medications, such as Naloxone, are extremely important
and access to them is vital to saving lives. Unfortunately, these
medications cannot prevent overdoses from occurring. The only way to
prevent an overdose from happening in the first place and to prevent
future ones is to ensure those battling addiction receive treatment.
Treatment is the key to preventing an overdose.
Since 1968 our goal has been straightforward: help clients get their life
back on track and achieve a life of sobriety, free from drug use and
symptoms of mental illness. A life that is productive, socially
responsible and healthy. Gateway Foundation is the largest nonprofit treatment
provider in the U.S. specializing in substance use disorders for men,
women, adolescents and clients diagnosed with co-occurring mental health
Call 877-505-HOPE (4673) for a confidential consultation.