Substance abuse affects half of US households in one way or another, according to data from Statista. The rising tide of addiction during and post-pandemic is an unfortunate trend facing families and addiction treatment centers such as America’s Rehab Campuses. Learn five trends that will influence addiction treatment in 2022.
Addiction Treatment Trends To Watch in 2022
Learn five trends facing those with alcohol and drug addictions and the caring professionals waiting to help them.
1. COVID Has Profoundly Impacted Drug and Alcohol Treatment
According to the CDC, alcohol and drug overdoses have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. The pandemic increased pressures on families and individuals and, at the same time, made it difficult if not virtually impossible to receive timely treatment for drug and alcohol use disorders.
As such, there is currently a backlog of people in need of detox and recovery services, such as those available at America’s Rehab Campuses. With substance use disorders, the chances of becoming severely ill from a COVID-19 infection increase dramatically. At the same time, data shows that there have been more fatal drug overdoses since the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic. This trend highlights the need for safe, secure addiction treatment.
2. Nearly Half of US Adults Have Dealt With Substance Abuse
Approximately 46% of US adults have experienced substance abuse or witnessed it among family members. Further, 18% of these cases involved alcohol only, while another 18% were directly impacted by combined drug and alcohol abuse.
With so many families in crisis, it’s more important than ever to reach out to America’s Rehab Campuses to find out how to get help for yourself or someone you love. Detox and recovery programs restore mental clarity and physical well-being, allowing clients to take the first steps towards healing broken relationships.
3. Telehealth Services for Addiction Treatment
Telehealth services for emergency and routine treatment of addiction rose during shutdowns associated with the pandemic. They may continue to be a part of the landscape for aftercare services offered by recovery centers such as America’s Rehab Campuses.
Although telehealth services don’t offer the same impact as inpatient addiction treatment, it’s useful in emergency situations and to give those in remote areas access to professional care.
4. Suicides by Drug Overdose Increased
A new study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) shows a disturbing trend of using intentional overdoses as a way of committing suicide. The trend is highest among older people aged 75 to 85 and black women. However, there’s also been an increase and suicides among those aged 15 to 24. Early intervention and addiction treatment can help improve the likelihood of survival and provide coping mechanisms for those who feel overwhelmed by the aftermath of the pandemic.
5. Use of Fentanyl and Opioids Continues To Rise
Reported use of fentanyl jumped from 5,500 in 2014 to over 108,000 in 2019 (most recent data). This is just one indication that healthcare and addiction treatment providers need to remain more vigilant than ever regarding the treatment of clients with opioid use disorders. Find out more about America’s Rehab Campuses’ fentanyl hotline and other resources to get help in overcoming opioid addiction.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment at America’s Rehab Campuses
You don’t have to become a statistic because of the latest trends and pressures facing American families. Instead, reach out for help so that you can rebuild your relationships and learn to cope with stress, depression and health concerns in a more productive manner. Contact America’s Rehab Campuses today to find out more about our drug-specific substance use treatment programs. We also offer alcohol addiction treatment for both outpatient and inpatient clients.