Becoming clean and staying clean are two separate issues:
Nationally, more than 81,000 Americans died from drug overdoses between May 2019 and May 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC noted that this was the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a one-year period.
On Thursday, NC Attorney General Josh Stein announced a $573 million multi-state settlement with consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, as a result of the group’s alleged role in advising opioid manufacturers on how to promote their drugs. North Carolina will receive $19 million from that settlement, which Stein said will be used to address the consequences of opioid addiction in communities across the state.
Whether an addict ends up in the emergency room due to an overdose, or because of a mental health crisis associated with addiction (including withdrawal symptoms), that person is in critical need of detox. If going to the hospital is the first step, this is the second, and possibly the most critical one. Follow me down for a deeper look: