Drug Awareness, Prevention and Education

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According to the Center for Disease Control, “Deaths from drug overdose have been rising steadily over the past two decades and have become the leading cause of injury death in the United States.  Every day in the United States, 114 people die as a result of drug overdose, and another 6,748 are treated in emergency departments (ED) for the misuse or abuse of drugs. Nearly 9 out of 10 poisoning deaths are caused by drugs.”

Pennsylvania is not immune this problem.  In fact, according to the Trust for America’s Health, Pennsylvania had the 14th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States in 2013.  The number of drug overdose deaths – a majority of which are from prescription drugs – in Pennsylvania increased by 89 percent since 1999.

This webpage seeks to inform Doylestown Township residents about this issue as well as programs and resources to diminish it. If you or a loved one are experiencing an addiction problem and don’t know where to turn, feel free to reach out to Det. Anthony Breslau for more information.

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