Myth Vs. Fact: Rehab is only for rich people.

 

Substance Abuse MYTH: only rich people can afford rehab.


FACT: While rehab can be expensive, many insurance plans can cover at least part of treatment. People under a certain level of income may qualify to attend some rehab centers through Medicaid. Some centers also offer financial aid or payment plans. Employers or family members may also lend a hand.


Source: https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/drug-addiction/9-myths-substance-addiction/


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International Overdose Awareness Day

 

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, an opportunity to remember those who lost their lives from a drug overdose. In 2021 in Minnesota, there were:

– 924 all opioid-involved deaths

– 834 synthetic opioid-involved deaths (fentanyl and fentanyl analogs)

– 454 psychostimulant-involved (e.g. methamphetamine) deaths

– 154 other opioids and methadone deaths (commonly prescribed opioids)

Governor Tim Walz also released a proclamation recognizing the impact of overdose deaths on people across Minnesota.


Visit health.state.mn.us for more information.

Myth: All Prescription Drugs Are Safe Drugs

 

MYTH: All prescription drugs are safe drugs.

FACT: Prescription drugs can be as addictive as illicit drugs. Drug abuse is especially dangerous for young adults, who suffer from almost five deaths per day from a prescription drug overdose. ADHD medications, narcotics, and anti-anxiety medications are among the most commonly abused.