Caroline County is a county that can be found in the state of Maryland. Home to an estimated population of around 33,000 people as of 2019 according to the United States Census Bureau, Caroline County is one of the smallest counties in the state by population. But even being sparsely populated hasn’t been enough to spare many areas in America from the effects of the nation’s drug epidemic. According to County Health Rankings, from 2015 to 2017 there were 36 drug deaths in Caroline County, a rate which was much higher than expected given the population. This shows how bad things have become and why it is so important that we do a better job of helping people. Each death could have been avoided if the person had gotten the right kind of help from America’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox services. But many of these people had never even seen the inside of a treatment center before losing their lives to drugs. This is why you should never ignore signs of drug use in a loved one waiting for them to be “ready”. You never know which day may be their last so act now before it is too late.