North Dakota Opiate Addiction Treatment
For those who are addicted to opiates, the cycle of addiction can be overwhelming, exhausting, and all-consuming. It is relatively easy to develop an opiate addiction, especially due to the fact that they are becoming increasingly easy to obtain, both legally and illegally. In North Dakota, Fargo has seen a substantial increase in opiate addiction rates. Approximately 700 people seek treatment for addiction in North Dakota annually; Unfortunately, about 40 people do not make it into North Dakota opiate rehab facilities, and die of overdose every year.
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ND TREATMENT FACTS
- Heroin abuse can lead to a number of different issues on its own, but additional chemicals found in the drug can actually clog the blood vessels and create permanent damage to the organs (National Institute on Drug Abuse).
- One should receive a full physical and psychological examination upon entering opioid rehab.
- Individuals in rural areas sometimes have difficulty finding treatment programs close by or that suit their needs. In this case, it can be helpful to seek remote treatment for opioid addiction.
- Some individuals need to revisit their treatment at different points in their lives, especially in the aftermath of a stressful or upsetting event like moving or the loss of a loved one.
- Patients can learn a number of coping skills during rehab, which is incredibly important to recovery. These skills will allow someone to better cope with the triggers and stressors that, in the past, would have caused them to turn to substance abuse.
North Dakota TREATMENT STATS
- The rate of opioid dependence and abuse in North Dakota is among the lowest of the 50 states at between 3.4 and 6.4 per 1,000 persons aged 12 years and older, according to the S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- The rate of past year heroin abuse by individuals 12 and older in North Dakota is 0.21 percent, according to a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This is lower than the national average (NIDA).
- However, this does not mean North Dakota is without an opioid abuse problem. As stated by the North Dakota Department of Human Services, “Drug-related overdoses claimed 61 lives” in the state in 2015, which was an increase from 43 deaths in 2014 and 20 in 2013.
- In addition, the NDDHS also reported that the percent of North Dakota Human Services Centers that reported heroin use increased by 1,047 percent between July 2013 and December 2015 (from 17 to 195).
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