5 Drug Rehab Centers Near Ridgecrest, North Carolina

Substance Abuse In Ridgecrest & Buncombe County, North Carolina

Ridgecrest and Buncombe County have some of the highest overdose rates in the state. Drug use facts from this region of North Carolina include:

  • In the first eight months of 2017 the county reported 230 opioid overdoses, which is triple the amount of the previous year.
  • In 2016, Buncombe County issued an estimated 17 million opioid prescriptions.
  • In this area, doctors can only prescribe five days worth of painkillers at a time. The STOP Act is North Carolina’s attempt to control the escalating prescription drug abuse problem.

Leaving Ridgecrest, North Carolina For Treatment

Leaving Ridgecrest, or even the state of North Carolina, will provide residents with countless quality choices for addiction treatment. While this can seem overwhelming without help, addiction treatment specialists are standing by. For more information, contact us today.

Buncombe County - https://www.buncombecounty.org/common/commissioners/strategic-priorities/Opioids.pdf

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