Rehabs near Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, known for its industrial history and situation on the Monongahela may unfortunately be backsliding into the opioid epidemic. Overdose death rates started to decline in the years preceding 2019, but 2019 and 2020 have seen significant increases in overdoses and emergency room visits related to substance use. Prevention organizations in the city found that in the first 5 months of 2020, there were 223 overdoses logged throughout Pittsburgh, which is the largest number for that timespan they’ve seen yet. It’s clear over the past 20 years that the epidemic has evolved, but Pittsburgh also has other drugs causing problems. Alcohol proves to be a consistent problem throughout the state of PA, which ranks 17th in terms of excessive drinking throughout the US. Alcohol consumption in Pittsburgh has worsened during the COVID-19 quarantine. People who were struggling previously may now not have access to the support systems that helped them maintain their use disorder. Job loss, lack of normal social interaction, and long stretches of time indoors with access to alcohol all drastically increase the risk of problematic drinking.

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