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Millions of Americans from all walks of life are addicted to opioids. The problem has become so devastating to our way of life, it has reached what many addictions experts are calling “epidemic proportions”. According to the CDC there were more than 63,600 fatal overdoses in the United States in 2016. This the highest number of drug related death in a single year in American history. There are many treatments available to those suffering from opioid addiction, there are many clinics and rehab facilities across the united states. These clinics can provide a patient that is suffering from an addiction with medicine such as Narcan and Methadone, also they can provide different detoxification methods conjunction with treatment. I have personally have had a family member that has suffered from an opioid addiction and they best course of action for them was to get checked into one of the best rehab facilities and with medication

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