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.
But there’s hope. Treatment works. Listen to our director of alumni
events and one of our alumni speak to the power of recovery on WBEZ’s The Morning Shift podcast.
Treatment is the key to preventing an overdose.
877-505-HOPE (4673) for a confidential consultation.
ABOUT GATEWAY FOUNDATION 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 Foundationis 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 disorders. Gateway's professional clinicians support
over 9000 people a day to successfully complete treatment by
developing a personalized plan to treat the underlying causes of
substance use disorder —not just their addiction to drugs or