In 2009, the CDC reported that for the first time in history, the number of people killed by drug poisoning surpassed that of motor vehicles fatalities.

In 2011, the CDC reported that the number of deaths from narcotics have reached epidemic proportions.

According to, there has been a shift in the demographic of opioid addiction over the last few decades.  In the 1960s, more than 80% of people who began using opioids initiated with heroin.  Today, nearly 80% of opioid users reported that their first regular opioid was a prescription pain reliever.

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Drug Addiction Services & Treatment