Augusta County is a county that can be found in the eastern state of Virginia. Home to an estimated population of around 75,000 people as of 2019 according to the United States Census Bureau, Augusta County is one of the smaller counties in the state. But this doesn’t mean it has avoided the consequences of America’s drug epidemic which has been ravaging the state since the early 2000s. From 2015 to 2017 there were 26 drug deaths in Augusta County according to a report from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a total that gives a glimpse of the number of people who are not getting the vital services they need from drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox services. Every drug death was a life that could have been saved if the person had gotten proper help before it was too late. But so many people never see the inside of a treatment center before losing their lives to addiction. This is even more common now that Fentanyl and other synthetic drugs have become more accessible and cheaper. When a person starts using drugs their tolerance is very low, making overdose much more common. They also do not have any reason to quit, since they just started and have yet to experience many consequences. Unfortunately, the first major consequence can be death. Act now before it is too late to help them. No one wants to look back after tragedy and regret not doing everything possible to save a life.