Dukes is a county that is located in the state of Massachusetts. Home to an estimated population of more than 17,000 people as of 2019 according to the United States Census Bureau, Dukes is one of the smaller counties in the state. But even being small does not prevent the effects of addiction and drug overdose, something that has been a major issue for the state since America's drug epidemic began in the early 2000s. In 2019 there were 29.3 drug deaths for every 100,000 residents of the state according to a report published by America's Health Rankings, a rate that shows exactly how many people are not getting the help that they need when it comes to drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox services.. Every single drug death was a life that could have been saved if the person had gotten the right kind of help for their needs at the right point in their life. But so many people never make it into treatment before their life is lost to drugs. In early addiction, it is not uncommon for the person to accidentally overdose before they were ever ready to get help. This is why it is vital that you never ignore signs of drug use in a loved one. You must act now before it is too late to help them.