(CNN)In 2017, nearly 70,000 people died from drug overdoses in the United States. That's a 6.6 percent increase over the previous year's death toll according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Drug addiction: There is help
For anyone battling drug addiction, facing that "I need help" moment and knowing where to turn are crucial initial steps. The recovery process can be ridden with pain, denial and shame.
Trying to find the best treatment for you or a loved one can be overwhelming.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers a website where you can type in your ZIP code and get directions to nearby treatment centers.