Lawrence County can be found in the state of Pennsylvania. The county seat is New Castle. It is home to an estimated population of approximately 85,000 people as of 2019 according to the United States Census Bureau, making it one of the smaller counties in the state by population. But regardless of size, many of the state’s communities have struggled with drug addiction and overdose since the early 2000s. 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 across the state are not getting the help they need from drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox services. Every single drug death was a life that could have been saved if they had gotten the right kind of help before it was too late. But so many people never make it into treatment before losing their lives to addiction, which is why you must never ignore the signs of drug use in a loved one. You must act before it is too late to save their life. When a person first begins using drugs they may accidentally overdose before ever being ready to get help. Their tolerance is low, and they have no motivation to stop using drugs yet. They may even think that they are in complete control. Never wait for someone who is on drugs to make a logical choice. The drugs prevent that and will take their life.