According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 300 people lost their lives to drug overdose in San Bernardino County in each of the years between 2012 and 2014.1 This incredible loss is a commentary on how much substance use disorders are harming families in Apple Valley, California, and the surrounding area.
If your loved one is struggling with an addiction and you fear an overdose, you are right to worry. Any use of deadly drugs like heroin or cocaine can lead to overdose depending on the circumstances. In fact, many people have inadvertently overdosed not because they take too much of the drug but because the batch they purchased was tainted with fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid that is 100 times stronger than morphine.
Others mix their substances, creating an overwhelming cocktail that is too much for their system to handle. Others have an underlying medical condition of which they are unaware that flares up with the use of the substance, resulting in a medical emergency.
The one thing that is a constant across all overdose cases is that they may have been avoided with early identification of the addiction disorder and subsequent treatment. If your family in Apple Valley is facing addiction, do not wait to address the problem and connect with a drug rehab that offers a range of research-based therapies, expert-level professionals, and long-term follow-up care and assistance. Call now to get started on your search for the best possible treatment for yourself or your loved one.
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.