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Substance Abuse In McKees Rocks & Allegheny County

The borough of McKees Rocks and Allegheny County are caught up in the opioid epidemic crippling the state of Pennsylvania. It has been called the worst public health crisis in this state for decades. Some critical drug use facts about McKees Rocks and Allegheny County include:

  • Allegheny County had a higher overdose rate in 2016 than the city of Philadelphia, which puts it at the top of Pennsylvania counties with over million people.
  • The benzodiazepine alprazolam (Xanax) is a prevalent drug in this area. Fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine are often combined with alprazolam, which can be deadly.
  • Overdose deaths in Allegheny County increased by 44 percent in 2016.
  • There were 652 drug-related deaths in Allegheny County in 2017. McKees Rocks ranks as one of the most affected areas.

Traveling For The Best Program

McKees Rocks is a small borough, and there are no treatment facilities within its borders. Families must look beyond it to nearby communities like Pittsburgh, or even neighboring states like Ohio, for addiction treatment. For more information about treatment programs, contact RehabCenter.net.

Data.gov - https://catalog.data.gov/dataset/allegheny-county-fatal-accidental-overdoses

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/02/06/Fatal-ODs-overdoses-2017-officially-top-2016-record-Allegheny-County-pittsburgh/stories/201802060117

The University of Pittsburg - https://www.overdosefreepa.pitt.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/DEA-Analysis-of-Overdose-Deaths-in-Pennsylvania-2016.pd_-1.pdf

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