El Centro de Libertad

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Did You Know?

People Are Dying:

Trust for America’s Health and Well Being tells us:

  • The number of deaths from suicide and alcohol and drug-induced fatalities in the United States reached a record 141,963 — or one every four minutes — in 2016”
  • “Rates of drug deaths also increased significantly among those between the ages of 15 and 34 ( up 29 percent)”

Mother Jones Magazine reported:

  • In 2016 that “Each year, more than 40,000 Americans die from drug overdoses. That’s on par with the annual death toll from HIV/AIDS at the peak of the US epidemic, in the late ’80s and early ’90s, and far more than are killed each year from car accidents or gun violence..”

Yet:

  • “Each year federal, state and local governments spend close to $500 billion on addiction and substance use; however, for every dollar that federal and state governments spend, only 2 cents goes to prevention and treatment.”

Now the Good News:

“Treatment can cut drug abuse by 50%, reduce criminal activity up to 80%, and reduce arrests up to 64%”.

Last year our efforts resulted in

  • Providing 60 Prevention Education classes onsite to 4 schools
  • 210 individuals accessed Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Services
  • Specialty Programs provided 199 adults with Domestic Violence, Anger Management, and/or Parenting Groups,
  • Over 700 individuals attended some form of Community & Family Outreach

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