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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week:

April 1

While April 1st may be April Fools’ Day, drug and alcohol addiction is definitely not a joke. Drugs killed more than 67,000 people in the United States in 2018, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Alcohol kills more than three million people every year worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Compassionate addiction treatment centers take addiction and their clients seriously. They understand why their clients develop addictions and help them find ways to fight them. Sources www.cdc.gov – Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999–2018 www.who.int – Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of them men

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