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Addiction Treatment Week 2018 – Treat Addiction, Save Lives

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In 2015, over 20 million Americans suffered from a substance abuse disorder, yet recent studies show only 10% of those with addiction receive treatment. Think about it. Only 1 in 10 people suffering from a substance abuse disorder receives the tools necessary for lasting recovery. In the middle of an addiction epidemic, we need to close the treatment gap.

Now let’s talk alcohol abuse. Last year over 88, 000 people died from alcohol-related causes, but less than 10% received treatment. That is a fully packed NFL stadium of people who lost their lives due to alcohol. Alcohol abuse and dependence can be well treated, support is there and recovery is possible. We need to raise awareness, reduce the stigma and shame surrounding addiction and dependence.

In 2015, 2.3 million Americans suffered from opioid use disorder or dependence, but only 1.4 million people were treated. That leaves nearly 1 million people untreated. Pathway Healthcare is a proud supporter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) along with their partners to help raise awareness of the addiction epidemic. Learn more about how to get involved and spread the word about the need for a larger addiction medicine workforce at http://www.TreatAddictionSaveLives.org.

When seeking treatment for a substance use disorder it is important to know that quality care is available and life repair is possible. At Pathway Healthcare we offer treatment for substance use disorders, contact us today.