Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Alcohol Treatment Programs

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Heroin Addiction Treatment

Monday, August 29, 2016

Carfentanil-Laced Heroin Abuse And Addiction

August 26, 2016 reports were made public through CNN and Headline news regarding the drug, “Carfentanil” a deadly combination of elephant tranquilizers and heroin that has caused 25 overdoses, in which 4 were fatal in Akron Ohio alone. In a recent 3 day period while Columbus had 10 overdoses in just a 9 hour period and 2 were fatal due to the drug.

Elephant tranquilizers found in the OHIO heroin 
There was a significant discovery over the past few weeks in Ohio. Heroin, that has been the cause of more than 23 deaths a week, as of late is being cut with elephant tranquilizers and other cutting agents.
The problem with elephant tranquilizers is huge and to put it into perspective a 10 milligram dose of Carfentanil, is so powerful it has the strength to sedate and even kill a 13,500 pound elephant. A diluted a dose of the same weight could kill up to 500 people.

Carfentanil is the most potent commercially available opioid in the world and is 10,000 time stronger than morphine. Law enforcement agencies from Canada and the United States, both have been reporting tainted batches of heroin containing elephant tranquilizers and even starting to see that the street heroin is not even heroin at all, but completely made up from elephant tranquilizers and cutting agents being sold as china white. 
When a dealer cuts his heroin with Carfentanil, it can offer a harder hitting and longer-lasting high that will bring back steady customers as well as increasing their profitability. But the users do not always get the same purity and consistency in their heroin, leading to the up rise in heroin related deaths in Ohio.

This is the biggest heroin epidemic that Ohio has seen and Ohio has taken the best approach to the problem treatment and education as apposed to incarceration. This approach will be the only answer to the problem as in the past, police officers and judges took the approach of locking up and arresting addicts only fueling the problem. Ohio has decided to make treatment and drug testing part of the solution through their offence forgiveness programs.
In Akron, Ohio alone, paramedics responded to 236 overdoses in a three week period  this July 2016. Police and paramedics also reported similar trends reaching into the suburbs.
If you are a first time offender, you may be eligible for a consideration in the pre trial diversion programs that the state of Ohio has set up for those suffering with heroin addiction. 
2935.36 Pre-trial diversion programs.
(A) The prosecuting attorney may establish pre-trial diversion programs for adults who are accused of committing criminal offenses and whom the prosecuting attorney believes probably will not offend again. The prosecuting attorney may require, as a condition of an accused’s participation in the program, the accused to pay a reasonable fee for supervision services that include, but are not limited to, monitoring and drug testing. The programs shall be operated pursuant to written standards approved by journal entry by the presiding judge or, in courts with only one judge.
Some factors a person must meet in order to qualify for a drug court program in Ohio include, but are not limited to:
Must be a felony offense of the 4th or 5th degree;
Domestic violence charges are considered on a case-by-case basis;
The alleged offender has sufficient motivation for treatment or to change;
The alleged offender is diagnosed as primarily having a chemical dependency; and/or
The alleged offender meets Ohio’s sentencing guidelines for a presumption for probation.
Ohio has expanded their drug court in 1996 by adopting a bill to grant probation to 4th and 5th decree felony drug offenders instead of prison or jail time. Recently they have added drug courts to bring to total for the state to 90 courts for diversion programs and monitoring of felony drug offenders. This is a significant step in the right direction for the state amidst the ongoing heroin epidemic that Ohio is fond itself in the middle of.

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The counselors at Addiction No More, have been monitoring the heroin problem throughout the country and have been seeing a significant increase in people seeking treatment for their heroin addiction in Ohio.  This has been going on for the last 4 years at an increasingly alarming rate. Some of this is due in part, to the crack down on prescription medications and over prescribing this has  removed a good majority of the opioid medications that end up on the streets. This prescription crack down has driven the need for an alternative to prescription medications to help those that are in a painful withdrawal, and can’t afford their drugs. The new white powder form of heroin can be alluring to those seeking a reprieve from opioid withdrawal. The cost of a single dose of Ohio street heroin can be significantly lees and offer a longer-lasting high. 
With the recent discovery of elephant tranquilizers in some of the heroin and Fentanyl in most of the heroin through the state, the chances of overdosing is greater that it has ever been. If you or a loved one has a problem with heroin, please do not hesitate to seek treatment. This call may save your life or the life of someone you love. 1 in 5 people in Ohio know someone using heroin according to CNN news and chances are, you know someone that does need help. There has never been a better reason to enter into treatment for your addiction. Act now and save your life, or the life of someone you love. People are dying from fatal overdoses at an alarming rate so do not let your name be added to the list of casualties.

What is needed is more long term Heroin treatment programs in Ohio, specifically designed for the treatment of heroin addiction. Studies have shown that longer term treatment has a better result when treating a heroin addiction. Private treatment programs often times, offer the best solution when their program lasts for 45 days or longer. The main problem we have seen is trying to get the insurance companies to want to pay for treatment longer than 28 days and contacting them without representation can lead to denial of services, which is their main goal. Insurance companies do not want to spend money and they have specific loop holes designed in their policies to minimize their expenditures when it comes to substance abuse services. 
Do not contact your insurance company. Let the rehab that you have chosen, work on your behalf so you will get the maximum benefits available and be able to receive quality treatment with minimal to no out of pocket expense.

To help with the heroin epidemic, Addiction No More has set up a heroin addiction hotline and treatment locator service open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We see the need for more help in locating state funded treatment and private rehab center for heroin addiction. We can help with drug court cases  for those with pending felony drug charges. Start the journey today and give us a call. All of our counselors have had an addiction in their past and really know what it takes to get over a heroin addiction. With the state of the heroin supply in Ohio we recommend stopping the ride and jumping on the sobriety train. Call us and lets start the journey together. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

State Funded Rehab Programs for Addiction to Drugs or Alcohol

State funded drug rehab centers help addicts overcome addiction utilizing state and federal funding to cover the cost of treatment. State run treatment centers allocate funds for treatment and pass the funding for rehab down to county funded treatment centers. This allows for those that need  help finding free drug rehab centers the ability to enter into a program for their addiction with no monetary exchange. 
Government sponsored rehab centers for addiction are not that much different than the top rated rehab centers.  The main difference between a state or county funded drug rehab is the amenities that are offered. Most state run treatment facilities will have 2-4 people per room depending on the size of the rooms in their inpatient rehab center. Location of a state run treatment programs for addiction are usually in more heavily populated cities throughout the state, whereas private drug and alcohol treatment centers are usually in more secluded locations, with private rooms, on the water, or in the mountains.  Private Drug rehab centers have a bit better staff to client ratio but that does not always dictate a better program.

Give us a call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we can discuss which type of drug rehab center will best suit your needs.

Inpatient treatment vs Outpatient Drug Rehab Centers
This question will cross the minds of most people that have decided that they need to seek some sort of treatment for their addiction. Although outpatient treatment at a state run treatment program can work for some people; we more often times, will recommend going into a treatment center that is inpatient for at least 21 days followed up by outpatient services. 
To be successful in a government funded outpatient treatment program you will need to be very self motivated and have a great support system at home for it to be successful. Pressures from home and our old friends can make the journey more difficult, for some people there can still be access to drugs or alcohol making recovery even harder. 

How do you get into a state funded rehab?
State run treatment programs can at times, be over crowded. We have a few tips, we would like to share to help expedite the process and hopefully avoid long waiting lists for free treatment services at one of the state sponsored treatment programs in your area. 
 Call our free help line  1-800-819-9973 and let us help you locate the best state run drug rehab in your area. We have been helping people locate and enter state funded treatment centers since 2002. Take advantage of our free knowledge. Our counselors will direct you to the best state funded drug rehab center in your area.

Once we have connected you with a government funded rehab program, follow through with the steps that the program lays out for you to enter their treatment center. Make sure you call the number when they say to call, be punctual, they are busy. The more willingness and responsibility you show, the more the person at the other end  will want to help you. This can have a direct influence on when you can receive treatment and what type of services you will receive.

You will catch more flies with honey. When you talk to the treatment center that we have helped you find, be nice, courteous, and above all, honest about your addiction. This is a job for some people, and working at a drug rehab center can be difficult and at times trying. Try and keep from adding to a possible bad day and I can almost guarantee you will receive better services.

  • Over 25% of Americans die prematurely as a result of their addiction. 
  • More than 23 million patients currently need alcohol treatment or drug treatment and only 3% get it. 
  • Approximately half of state prison inmates report they were under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of their offence. 
  •  95% percent of untreated addicts die of their addiction.
  • The average person dies 26 years earlier than they would normally have. 
  • 40% of traffic deaths are alcohol related. 
  • Children of addicts and alcoholics are four times more likely to become addicts and alcoholics themselves than children of non-addicts 
  • Violent behavior attributed to alcohol use accounts for roughly 49% of murders, 52% of rapes, 21% of suicides and 60% of child abuse 
  • Rates of alcohol and drug addiction are highest among adults aged 18-29

We know that entering into a state run treatment program is a huge step to take and the commitment to treatment can seem overwhelming. Our counselors are here to help guide you to the right treatment center for your addiction. Entering into a treatment program will be the best decision you can ever make to handle your addiction problem. Our drug rehabilitation programs will change your outlook on life and even make you more successful. Do not wait until something adverse happens to commit to treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Give one of our counselors a call  1-800-819-9973 and let us help you or someone you love, enter into one of our many state funded drug rehab centers in your area. Help is just a phone call away. Our trained and certified counselors are here to assist you in finding the best solution to handle anyone’s Addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol Addiction 

Each year, a typical young person in the United States is inundated with more than 1,000 commercials for beer and wine coolers and several thousand fictional drinking incidents on television.
  1. Alcohol is involved in 50% of all driving fatalities.
  2. In the United States, every 30 minutes someone is killed in an alcohol related traffic accident.
  3. Over 15 million Americans are dependent on alcohol. 500,000 are between the age of 9 and 12.
  4. Each year the liquor industry spends almost $2 billion dollars on advertising and encouraging the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  5. Americans spend over $90 billion dollars total on alcohol each year.
  6. An average American may consume over 25 gallons of beer, 2 gallons of wine, and 1.5 gallons of distilled spirits each year.
  7. Pregnant women who drink are feeding alcohol to their babies. Unfortunately the underdeveloped liver of the baby can only burn alcohol at half the rate of its mother, so the alcohol stays in the baby’s system twice as long.
  8. Each year students spend $5.5 billion on alcohol, more then they spend on soft drinks, tea, milk, juice, coffee, or books combined.
  9. 56% of students in grade 5 to 12 say that alcohol advertising encourages them to drink.
  10. 6.6% of employees in full time jobs report heavy drinking, defined as drinking five or more drinks per occasion on five or more days in the past 30 days.
  11. The highest percentage of heavy drinkers (12.2%) is found among unemployed adults between the age of 26 to 34
  12. Up to 40% of all industrial fatalities and 47% of industrial injuries can be linked to alcohol consumption and alcoholism.
  13. In 2000, almost 7 million persons age 12 to 20 was a binge drinker; that is about one in five persons under the legal drinking age was a binge drinker.
  14. The 2001 survey shows 25 million (one in ten) Americans surveyed reported driving under the influence of alcohol. This report is nearly three million more than the previous year. Among young adults age 18 to 25 years, almost 23% drove under the influence of alcohol.
  15. Drunk driving is proving to be even deadlier then what we previously know. The latest death statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), using a new method of calculation show that 17,488 people where killed in alcohol related traffic accidents last year. This report represents nearly 800 more people where killed than the previous year.
Read more about Alcohol Abuse HERE

Signs of addiction

  1. Alcohol is the number 1 drug problem in America.
  2. 43% of Americans have been exposed to alcoholism in their families.
  3. Nearly one out of 4 Americans admitted to general hospitals have alcohol problems or are undiagnosed alcoholics being diagnosed for alcohol related consequences.
  4. Alcohol and alcohol related problems is costing the American economy at least $100 million in health care and lost of productivity every year.
  5. Four in ten criminal offenders report alcohol as a factor in violence.
  6. Among spouse violence victims, three out of four incidents were reported to have involved alcohol use by the offender.
  7. In 1996, local law enforcement agencies made an estimated 1,467,300 arrests nationwide for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Give us a call and we cal help you find an alcohol treatment program and help you being your recovery today.  1-800-819-9973

Monday, June 13, 2016

Heroin Addiction Treatment and Detox Centers Located in Georgia

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Addiction No More: The Georgia Heroin Addiction Help Line
Georgia has seen a steep rise in the Heroin addiction throughout the state, and fatal overdose rates have skyrocketed in the last couple of years. Seeking treatment for a Heroin addiction is the only solution that can cure the problem. Our Heroin addiction treatment programs in Georgia, offer state of the art therapy programs, coupled with medicated detox facilities to alleviate the painful withdrawal symptoms. 

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Give us a call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we can help you locate a free rehab center for heroin addiction today.

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Our counselors have been fully trained and certified to help you locate the best heroin addiction rehab in the state of Georgia. Choosing to enter into an inpatient treatment program for heroin addiction can be the best choice for someone with a heroin addiction. 1-800-819-9973

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Inpatient heroin addiction treatment verses outpatient heroin programs.
Heroin abuse is a serious problem and once the addiction takes hold of a person, it can take a medical detox to help with the painful withdrawal that can be associated with a heroin addiction. Getting someone that is addicted to heroin into a program for a minimum of 45-90 days can have a profound difference between success and failure.
Inpatient treatment for heroin addiction is by far the best option for someone that has tried to stop heroin and failed in an outpatient or self help program previously. For those who are in early development in their heroin addiction some outpatient programs may work for those that put in the time and effort to stay away from their old habits and friends while going through the programs. 
Treating heroin addiction in Georgia will involve many steps to make the recovery process effective. For most people, there will be a need for a medical detox to alleviate the symptoms of Heroin withdrawal. Give is a call now. We are here to help you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
Heroin addiction can sometimes include other drugs so it is very important to make sure that you disclose all of the drugs you are currently using and have taken in the past 6 months. This will help the detox center for heroin addiction, better diagnose and prescribe the best medications to make your detox go smoothly and as pain free as possible. Do not try to detox on your own. Heroin withdrawal can last anywhere from a few days, to a few weeks, depending on the length of heroin  use and amount of heroin  being abused on a daily basis.

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Detox should be followed by an extensive stay at a Heroin Inpatient treatment program. Private Inpatient drug rehabs offer the best results for long lasting sobriety from a Heroin addiction. 

private treatment for addictionInpatient Heroin Rehabs 
Most of the people that have fought with heroin addiction have one thing in common: They recovered from their addiction at an inpatient heroin rehab center. Some people can find sobriety at an outpatient treatment program but due to the temptations and availability to go find heroin, this type of program is less effective in treating the addiction as a whole.  The typical stay for someone recovering from a heroin addiction can vary from center to center and usually consists of 30-90 day programs.
Heroin addiction medications and uses 
Sometimes a medical intervention can be used to help ween a person off of heroin at a slower rate, alleviating the withdrawal symptoms normally associated with a heroin Detox. 
Buprenorphine: Being an opioid, Buprenorphine accesses the same receptors in the brain that heroin interacts with. This allows for a seemingly painless transition while managing cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Methadone: Over they last few decades, this drug has become a bit controversial due to the fact that the body can build up a tolerance quickly if taken to often and is under investigation for being potentially addictive. Methadone is considerably stronger than Buprenorphine but works in the same manor, offering alleviated symptoms from withdrawal.
Naltrexone: Designed to block opioid receptors, blocking the effects that would normally take place once Heroin or  an opioid is entered into the system. Also used in treating alcoholism.
Suboxone: Specifically designed to work in combination of Buprenorphine and Naltrexone. This combination of drugs not only manages the addiction, it also alleviates the temptation to use heroin due to the opioid blocking drug Naltrexone. 

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How to get help for a heroin addiction in Georgia
  • Call our toll free, confidential help line 24 hours a day 7 days a week
  • Free help with Heroin  addiction in Georgia
  • Financial options to cover the cost of heroin treatment
  • Insurance benefit verification for heroin detox and treatment
  • Information about heroin rehabs and intervention services for heroin addicts.
Call us now to discuss your treatment options. The information is free, the call is free and so is the referral.
Mexican drug trafficking cartels, which dominate the country’s illegal drug market, are increasingly transitioning to heroin, replanting marijuana fields in Mexico with opium, to produce more potent, powder form of heroin to meet the growing demands in the United States. Heroin is a fast moving drug and it is growing in popularity among the younger drug experimenters. Having a more pure form of heroin appeals to those who are abusing Pharmaceutical opioid pain relievers giving them a cheaper option to stay off the painful withdrawal symptoms and a much lower cost. 
With the introduction of a much purer form of synthetic Fentanyl hitting the streets and being used to cut in the heroin, has contributed greatly to the rise in overdose rates in Georgia. 

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If you are seeking a free or sliding fee scale program in Georgia, we have some resources listed below for treatment in some of the greater populated cities in Georgia. Due to some overcrowding in the jails, there may be a bit of a wait for some treatment centers, due to the deferred prosecution clients coming from the criminal justice system. Give us a call and we can help you enter a free rehab center today. 1-800-819-9973 
Bradford Health Services- Augusta
Offering intensive outpatient treatment for adolescents and adults
Payment is based on a sliding fee scale 
accepts some insurance providers and self payment
 105 Rossmore Place
Augusta, GA – 30909
(706) 854-1126 
Bradford Health Services- Columbus
Offering intensive outpatient treatment for adolescents and adults
Medical Detox unit
Payment is based on a sliding fee scale 
accepts some insurance providers and self payment
850 Brookstone Centre Pkwy
Columbus, GA – 31904
(706) 649-3075
Augusta Steppingstones to Recovery Inc DBA Awakening Center
Learn more 2610 Commons Blvd.
Augusta, GA – 30909
(706) 733-1935
Substance Abuse Treatment,Detoxification, Residential Long-Term ,  Halfway House_ Aftercare  Outpatient,Partial Hospitalization  Substance Abuse Treatment
4319 Covington Highway Suite 117-A
(404) 288-4668
Rockdale Houses for Men And Women Womens House
995 Milstead Avenue
(770) 483-0213
 Detoxification,Interventionists,Residential Long-Term
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Substance Abuse Treatment,Buprenorphine used in treatment ,Detoxification ,Halfway House, Medical Detox, Outpatient Partial Hospitalization,Residential Long-Term Sober Living,Substance Abuse Treatment
159 Forsyth Street, SW
(404) 523-4599
For A much more comprehensive list of treatment programs that offer services for those suffering with a heroin addiction in Georgia, please call us toll free 1-800-819-9973 24 hours  7 days a week and one of our caring counselors will assist you in locating the best treatment program for heroin addiction in Georgia. 

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If you know someone that could use our services or are looking for yourself give us a call 1-800-819-9973 and we can start the process of finding the best heroin addiction treatment program in Georgia, or outside of the state if that is what you would prefer. 
Heroin addiction is not something to be taken lightly, it can be a life or death decision to enter into a program for addiction so please seek help as soon as you can and give us a call we are here to help.

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