Social Issue Brief.docx - Substance Abuse Introduction Substance abuse can be from being addicted to alcohol to being addicted to opiods It is in our

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Substance Abuse Introduction : Substance abuse can be from being addicted to alcohol to being addicted to opiods. It is in our best interest to provide the facts to how critical substance abuse is becoming in the United States and how we are able to control it. Locally “In 2015, there were 1,236 overdose deaths in Indiana, more than double the fatalities that occurred in 2005” (Balio et al. 5) 153 children had to be removed from households that contained meth labs in 2016 (Balio et al. 6) About 23,000 arrests were made in Indiana due to having or selling drugs; there was also about 28,000 arrests for DUIs and being publicly intoxicated (Balio et al. 6) “The age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths increased significantly in Indiana by 22.5 percent from 2016 (24.0 per 100,000) to 2017 (29.4 per 100,000)” (Indiana Opioid Summary, 2019) Nationally “In 2017, there were more than 70,200 drug overdose deaths in the U.S” (Indiana Opioid Summary, 2019) Who or what does the social issue affect locally? How many are affected locally?
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