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The Importance of Drug Treatment Escalates with Pandemic-Related Drug Deaths

As the pandemic continues to make headlines, less attention is given to the rise in addiction-related drug deaths, and the need for more drug treatment.

The American Medical Association Advocacy Resource Center recently reported, “The AMA is greatly concerned by an increasing number of reports from national, state and local media suggesting increases in opioid- and other drug-related mortality—particularly from illicitly manufactured fentanyl and fentanyl analogs.”

image of man being resuscitated after opioid overdose underscoring need for drug treatmentOver 40 states reported increases in opioid-related deaths and noted concerns for those with co-occurring mental illness or substance use disorder.

Just as the pandemic is global, so are deaths due to substance use.  In 2017 the World Health Organization estimated 115,000 deaths were attributed to opioid use.  In 2018 almost 50,000 individuals in the United States died from opioid-related deaths.  That is more than the number of deaths from firearms in the United States during that same time.

Those staggering numbers were recorded despite a small dip in overdose deaths that was noted in 2018.  Total numbers increased again in 2019, proving that drug treatment availability is still desperately needed.  Following a 4.6% increase in overdose deaths in 2019, preliminary federal data indicates that this year will go even higher with the compounded issues of a pandemic that has disrupted health care, increased isolation, and changed life for everyone.  Early reports show drug overdose deaths up 11.4% in the first four months of 2020 compared with the same time last year.

woman considering drug treatmentFatalities are the worst-case scenario for those with substance abuse issues.

The problems related to substance abuse expand exponentially beyond overdose, with mental and physical health issues, loss of relationships, employment, and financial concerns, to name just a few.

As the issues related to substance abuse soar, so does the need for quality drug and alcohol treatment programs.

  • Addiction recovery programs can help people reclaim their health and well-being.
  • Addiction recovery programs can prevent individuals from becoming a number in the rising statistics of drug-related mortality.
  • Addiction recovery programs can help people rediscover the best parts of themselves.

As a non-12-step drug rehab center, Gulf Breeze Recovery has a history of using a holistic approach to drug and/or alcohol treatment, recognizing that recovery is more than just being substance-free.  It is helping people to maintain long term sobriety as they regain their well-being and rebuild their lives.

Gulf Breeze Recovery strives to offer the best and most comprehensive alcohol treatment and drug treatment options in the country, with plans tailored to fit individual needs.  The professional and medical staff at Gulf Breeze Recovery is available today to answer your questions, address your concerns, and meet your needs for high-quality substance abuse treatment.

image of Gulf Breeze Recovery's beach overlooking water

If you or someone you care about, has an ongoing history of alcohol or substance use and/or relapse, contact Gulf Breeze Recovery or call: (855) 433-4480 to speak to an addiction expert to learn more about their residential program, out-patient program, and intensive out-patient program, and which of these can best fit your individual needs.  These programs have helped many people overcome their addiction and embrace their new happy, healthy, substance-free lifestyle.

We help people not just to survive, but to THRIVE!

As the pandemic continues to make headlines, less attention is given to the rise in addiction-related drug deaths, and the need for more drug treatment.

The American Medical Association Advocacy Resource Center recently reported, “The AMA is greatly concerned by an increasing number of reports from national, state and local media suggesting increases in opioid- and other drug-related mortality—particularly from illicitly manufactured fentanyl and fentanyl analogs.”

image of man being resuscitated after opioid overdose underscoring need for drug treatmentOver 40 states reported increases in opioid-related deaths and noted concerns for those with co-occurring mental illness or substance use disorder.

Just as the pandemic is global, so are deaths due to substance use.  In 2017 the World Health Organization estimated 115,000 deaths were attributed to opioid use.  In 2018 almost 50,000 individuals in the United States died from opioid-related deaths.  That is more than the number of deaths from firearms in the United States during that same time.

Those staggering numbers were recorded despite a small dip in overdose deaths that was noted in 2018.  Total numbers increased again in 2019, proving that drug treatment availability is still desperately needed.  Following a 4.6% increase in overdose deaths in 2019, preliminary federal data indicates that this year will go even higher with the compounded issues of a pandemic that has disrupted health care, increased isolation, and changed life for everyone.  Early reports show drug overdose deaths up 11.4% in the first four months of 2020 compared with the same time last year.

woman considering drug treatmentFatalities are the worst-case scenario for those with substance abuse issues.

The problems related to substance abuse expand exponentially beyond overdose, with mental and physical health issues, loss of relationships, employment, and financial concerns, to name just a few.

As the issues related to substance abuse soar, so does the need for quality drug and alcohol treatment programs.

  • Addiction recovery programs can help people reclaim their health and well-being.
  • Addiction recovery programs can prevent individuals from becoming a number in the rising statistics of drug-related mortality.
  • Addiction recovery programs can help people rediscover the best parts of themselves.

As a non-12-step drug rehab center, Gulf Breeze Recovery has a history of using a holistic approach to drug and/or alcohol treatment, recognizing that recovery is more than just being substance-free.  It is helping people to maintain long term sobriety as they regain their well-being and rebuild their lives.

Gulf Breeze Recovery strives to offer the best and most comprehensive alcohol treatment and drug treatment options in the country, with plans tailored to fit individual needs.  The professional and medical staff at Gulf Breeze Recovery is available today to answer your questions, address your concerns, and meet your needs for high-quality substance abuse treatment.

image of Gulf Breeze Recovery's beach overlooking water

If you or someone you care about, has an ongoing history of alcohol or substance use and/or relapse, contact Gulf Breeze Recovery or call: (855) 433-4480 to speak to an addiction expert to learn more about their residential program, out-patient program, and intensive out-patient program, and which of these can best fit your individual needs.  These programs have helped many people overcome their addiction and embrace their new happy, healthy, substance-free lifestyle.

We help people not just to survive, but to THRIVE!

The front of Gulf Breeze Recovery a non 12 step holistic drug and alcohol rehab specializing in helping guests overcome chronic relapse

About Gulf Breeze Recovery:

Gulf Breeze Recovery, unlike other treatment centers in Florida, is a non 12 step holistic drug and alcohol rehab that is changing the future of addiction treatment with their THRIVE® (Total Health Recovery) program focused on overcoming chronic relapse.
Gulf Breeze Recovery’s THRIVE® program is a non 12-step approach designed for those who are looking for a drug and alcohol treatment program to produce a different and positive result.
This non-12 step program allows you to drive beyond your addictions and promotes a new outlook on life.
We are licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families, and our last audit scored 99.7! Also, we are gold certified by the Joint Commission.

Program logo: Gulf Breeze Recovery offers a true non-12-Step, holistic drug treatment program with licensed mental health professionals who have small caseloads so that they can offer individualized and intensive care and it's called THRIVE®

End Chronic Relapse and Start a New Life!

At Gulf Breeze Recovery we don’t want you to have just a great recovery, we want you to have a great life!

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