There will be more than 40,000 U.S. deaths from drug overdose this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and another 300,000 emergency room visits for drug and alcohol abuse. The holidays are an especially dangerous time as stress levels run high.

Man struggling with deaths from drug overdose | Compassionate InterventionsI stole that from somewhere, but I found it interesting. I am reposting it today, because I think whether it is a holiday or not (Even though we just passed Memorial day) the numbers are staggering. The tsunami in Japan didn’t take that many lives, and it lives on in infamy. I realize that so often, there are people who are “out of control,” but they have been doing it so long everyone turns a blind eye to the devastation.

Deaths From Drug Overdose: Seek Help Before It’s Too Late

If you think someone needs help in your life, call Compassionate Interventions at 503-901-1836 and talk it through. In fact, you never have to face addiction alone. Phone calls are always a courtesy and you may be saving the person’s life.

Seeking help is the first step to sobriety. Specifically, this life-changing experience begins with a simple thought. Deciding to enter treatment takes courage that will lead you to overall wellness.

For more information, visit our addiction treatment resources page and addiction intervention programs.