New England Drug Misuse and Facilities That Can Help

Individuals who have an addiction will misuse substances such as illicit drugs, alcohol, or even tobacco. Their misuse of these substances occurs to such a degree that it impacts their daily functioning. Individuals who continue to use substances in this manner, despite the consequences that the misuse can cause, may be experiencing an addiction, or substance use disorder.

Substance misuse and addiction remains prominent public health issue across the United States. Like many areas throughout the country, residents of both Massachusetts and Rhode Island are facing life-threatening challenges associated with drugs and alcohol.

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Addiction Statistics

Massachusetts is experiencing the opioid crisis, as are most other states in America. In 2022, more than 2,350 people died in the Bay State as a result of opioid overdose. Preliminary data shows that 522 residents died of an opioid overdose within the first three months of 2023, representing a decrease of 7.7% from this time the year prior.

Massachusetts opioid statistics:

In  2020, 36.5 opioid prescriptions were written by Rhode Island physicians for every 100 individuals. This is higher than the rate for Massachusetts, but still lower than the national average in the United States of 43.3.

Rhode Island opioid statistics:

  • Approximately 75% of all opioid overdose deaths involved fentanyl in 2022.
  • Most opioid overdose deaths occurring in Rhode Island occur in those between the ages of 35-44 and 55+, with 3 out of 4 people dying of opioid overdose in the area are men.
  • Opioids were found to be contributory to the cause of death in 82% of all opioid overdose deaths in Rhode Island in 2022.

Opioid rates have remained steady in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and there are still individuals battling with substance misuse and addiction in those states and across the country. There are many who still need help and can benefit from knowing what their options are.

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in New England

AdCare has treatment facilities located throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, making it convenient to find exceptional treatment care when it’s needed.

Massachusetts locations:

Rhode Island locations:

AdCare provides both inpatient and outpatient care. We are pleased to offer treatment for various types of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder (OUD). We provide a variety of services for families and the community, as well as virtual meetings, telehealth services, and even specialized treatment programs tailored specifically to the needs of certain populations, such as Veterans and first responders.

There are many treatment options across the country. If you are in need of help, do not waste any more time. Call us right now at to learn more about how we can help you get started. In the meantime, feel free to have your insurance verified with us. Simply fill out this secure online and get results within minutes.

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