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How Drug And Alcohol Detox Works

According to Centers for Disease Control, 114 people die each day because of drugs and more than 6,700 people are sent to the emergency room for treatment. In the United States, the numbers associated with drugs and with alcohol are staggering.

Drug overdoses are now the top cause of injury-related death in the United States and more than 20 million Americans aged 12 or older have an addiction. Of that 20 million, more than 2 million received treatment for alcohol abuse disorder in 2016 and more than 5,000 daily emergency visits are attributed to drug abuse.

More than half of new drug users start with marijuana and the abuse of drugs grows from there. The National Academies of Sciences reported in July that eight percent of patients who were prescribed opioid pain relievers develop opioid use disorder and up to 25 percent engage in behaviors suggesting they have become dependent on opioids. Additionally, opioid overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United

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