The Need

Heroin Addiction is escalating at an incomprehensible rate around the globe!

According to the Centers for Disease Control, heroin use has increased across America among both men and women, all age groups, and all socio-economic levels. There are over 22 million addicts in the USA. Surprisingly, the greatest increases are among demographic groups with historically low rates of heroin use: women, the privately insured, and those with incomes well above the national median. Heroin is not the only opioid easily accessed and abused, there are multiple substances, ranging from prescription painkillers to cocaine.

 Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 52,404 lethal drug overdoses in 2015. This is a 250% increase has surpassed automobile accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths.

Sadly, finding potentially successful treatment options are not keeping pace with the skyrocketing number new addicts. Relapse in recovery is all too common:  on average 90% of users will relapse within the first three months of their recovery. And the most terrifying statistic facing families today: the largest group of abusers are young adults, age 18-24.  No family, no matter how wealthy, loving and protective of their children they are, can escape the fact that yes, this could happen to them too.

In the metropolitan Atlanta Georgia area, the launch pad for Hopedealers Worldwide, the NBC television affiliate WXIA has coined the most affluent suburbs as “The Triangle”—the highest number and fastest growing concentration of new addicts has increased over 4,000% in Georgia’s wealthiest counties:  Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett and Dekalb.

WXIA TV Investigative Report