LEADING THE WAY OUT OF THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

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The Wreckage of Opioid Addiction


Over two million Americans either abuse or are dependent on prescription opioid painkillers.*

Every day, 44 Americans die from overdoses involving prescription opioids.**

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls it the worst drug addiction epidemic in U.S. history.

The scope and wreckage of drug addiction have never been more glaring.

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But at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, we know from experience that recovery is stronger than addiction. For more than 65 years, we've helped men, women, teens, families and communities find freedom from addiction.

Solutions that save lives

Today, in the midst of what federal authorities describe as the the worst drug addiction epidemic in U.S. history, we're collaborating with communities, educators, and other addiction treatment leaders to develop and deliver increasingly effective solutions—to save more lives.

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is your trusted resource in the midst of the heroin and prescription opioid crisis—whether you are looking to...

The challenges of addiction extend far beyond the opioid crisis at hand, and the solutions transcend the efforts of any single organization. But we are giving it our all—and we're here for you every step of the way.


* Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2014.
**CDC. Wide-ranging online data for epidemiologic research (WONDER); 2016.


Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Responds to the Opioid Health Crisis

America is in the midst of an opioid crisis that is the fuel for a drug overdose epidemic now claiming more lives than car accidents. In fact, more Americans died of overdose in 2014 than in any other year on record—47,000.
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