North Carolina DHHS reported a twenty-two percent increase in opioid related overdose deaths. That number is again increasing this year. Fentanyl is likely responsible for over seventy-seven percent of those deaths. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation reports that 1 in 4 children will be impacted by a family member struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD).
Access to care is the number one problem facing those with an SUD. Then, many time, those suffering are unable to afford treatment when they do find it. Furthermore, people are unable to attend traditional treatment due to fear of losing their job due to time commitments required, sometimes requiring daily visits. Also, lack of heath insurance and reliable transportation to and from treatment are further barriers to those that even have treatment options in their community.
Your donation will help a deserving person to obtain treatment and survive. People in treatment are less likely to overdose. Treatment changes the lives of the patient, family and children.