Carbon County is a county which is located in the northeastern state of Pennsylvania. It is estimated to be home to around 64,000 people as of 2019 according to a report from the United States Census Bureau, making it one of the smaller counties in the state. The county seat is Jim Thorpe. The area would seem to be one that could avoid much of the scourge of addiction, however, this has not exactly been the case. Rural communities across America have become epicenters for addiction since the early 2000s when the nation’s drug epidemic began. In 2019 there were 35.1 drug deaths for every 100,000 residents of the state according to a report from America’s Health Rankings, a rate which shows exactly how many people are not getting the bare minimum in services from drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox centers before it’s too late. Each of these people could have potentially been gotten into treatment and survived addiction. But for many different reasons, this did not occur. So many individuals who accidentally overdose have not been using drugs for very long and were never ready to stop using drugs. They may not have even though they had a problem. This is why you should never wait for them to be ready. Drugs are just too dangerous; you must intervene and save their life.