Clarion County is a county that is found in the state of Pennsylvania. The county seat is the city of Clarion. It is home to an estimated population of more than 38,000 people as of 2019 according to a report from the US Census Bureau. This makes it one of the smaller counties in the state by population. But regardless of size, virtually every community across the state has struggled with substance abuse issues since America’s drug epidemic began in the early 2000s. In 2019 there were 35.1 drug deaths for every 100,000 residents of the state according to America’s Health Rankings. This rate was high even compared to some of the worst states in the country for drug problems, showing just how bad the issue has become. Each death could have potentially been prevented if the person had gotten the right kind of help before it was too late. But many people never end up getting help before losing their life to drugs, often through accidental overdose. When someone first begins using drugs, they do not think they have a problem yet. They feel they are in control and could stop whenever they want, which may be very true. The problem is that they do not want to, and they may accidentally overdose before ever being ready. This is why you should intervene if you want to save their life.