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Michigan Drug Deaths Increased By 18% From 2015 To 2016

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Sad news for Michigan residents after the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released drug death totals for 2016.

From 2015 to 2016, drug related deaths increased by 18% with most being related to opioids. The total drug related deaths in Michigan last year was 2,335, with 1,689 of those being opioid related.

Opioid addiction is a real epidemic that seems to be getting worse with any passing year. If you know anyone who is suffering from opioid addiction, please reach out the them and give them this number (800) 241-4949, it is a hotline set up to help people seek treatment.

The Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority has a fantastic video on addiction and mental health that you can view below.

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