Alcohol addiction usually, is a progressive addiction, taking time to develop. Most people can’t tell you when they went from a recreational, responsible drinker, to needing to drink just to get through the day. Once there has developed a dependency, detox is highly recommended to ensure a medically safe withdrawal.
Finding the right alcohol rehab center
There are a few things to consider when looking for a treatment center that specializes in the treatment of alcohol addiction.
Should you stay close to home or travel outside of your area for treatment?
When you know what your options for an alcohol recovery program are, you will be informed and able to make an informed decision as to what treatment center will give you the best chances for long-lasting recovery from alcohol addiction.
Addiction No More can help you locate an alcohol abuse treatment center. Give us a call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-800-819-9973
Inpatient treatment centers, residential treatment programs, and rehab centers are all treatment programs, where you stay at the center for a duration of time lasting approximately between 30- 90 days.
Alcohol detox programs
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome can lead to a life threatening event that has been known to affect people that have been drinking heavily for weeks, months, or years and then stop their drinking habits or greatly reduce their alcohol consumption.
When a person stops or reduces their alcohol intake after a long period of drinking daily, the symptoms of withdrawal can start as early as two hours after the last drink. The symptoms of withdrawal can rapidly progress and range in severity from getting the shakes or anxiety to seizures and delirium tremmons (DT’s). The DT’s consist of rapid heart rate, confusion, and fever. It has been estimated that the death rate from the DT’s is between 1% – 5%.
If you have experienced any of these symptoms of withdrawal, it is important to seek medical help before you decide to stop drinking alcohol. Severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms are a medical emergency.
If you or a friend are experiencing any of these symptoms, call 911 immediately or take them to an emergency room.
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For all other detox questions please feel give us a call and we can help get you to a detox center and a start on your road to recovery. 1-800-819-9973
What is the cost of alcohol rehab centers ?
The cost of alcohol rehabilitation can depend on many variables including detox considerations, inpatient treatment centers, and outpatient programs. The more amenities that a center has to offer can greatly increase the cost associated with receiving treatment at their center.
Insurance can help divert the out of pocket expense and coverage varies, depending on the relationship the center has with your insurance company.
Private alcohol treatment centers can range in price from $4,000 a month up to $80,000 a month for a luxury or executive type treatment center. Detox for alcohol is usually a separate cost due to the medical complications that can arise during an alcohol detoxification.
Should I travel for alcohol treatment?
Deciding on finding treatment close to home or in another area of the state or country, really comes down to preference. If you answer yes to any of the examples we have posted below, it might be advantageous for you to leave your area for treatment.
Is there anyone that is antagonistic to your recovery
Is there a need for your stay to be completely confidential
Are you a flight risk or not really wanting help
Was there an intervention involved in getting the individual help
Family not supportive
Do you feel that being at home could be a trigger for you not to complete the program.
A specialized program is preferred and not available in your area
Sometimes a fresh start and new location can be the difference between success and failure. For those who are looking to get away from their influences and work on themselves without local distractions, leaving the area can be quite beneficial. For those who do not have the luxury of choice due to work or family obligations, there are great options for those seeking for a local treatment program to handle their alcohol addiction problem. 1-800-819-9973
What to expect when entering into a treatment program for Alcohol addiction.
When you arrive at the treatment center that you have chosen to handle your alcohol addiction, you will receive a medical and psychological evaluation. This is usually done after the detox phase of the program, or in some cases before hand and during, if there is an in-house detox available at the alcohol rehab center you have chosen. Make sure that you are honest in your answers so the treatment team will be informed as to what is needing to be handled while in treatment at their center. The primary counselor will take into account all the information provided and design a treatment plan that will cover all the concerned areas that are in need of correction.
When making the decision to enter into a treatment center for alcohol addiction, the more you want to change your lifestyle and habits, the more likely that the treatment will be successful. Going into treatment with the will to succeed, will help you want to learn more about addiction and the root causes to ensure that you get the most of or you alcohol rehab center.
Types of treatment available for someone trying to overcome an alcohol addiction. Dual Diagnosis Alcohol Treatment Centers: Dual Diagnosis Treatment has started to become more mainstream for treatment of co-occurring addiction and mental disorders since the early 90’s. Before this type of treatment was available, there was no supportive evidence to even consider that there could be an underlying disorder that lead to the addiction. Looking at the root causes and handling the underlying mental disorder has come a long way in treating addiction. READ MORE
Inpatient Drug Rehab Centers: Inpatient Drug Rehab is the most effective type of treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol. Program length can vary from 2 weeks to 1 year depending on the program chosen. Inpatient Treatment centers should be followed up by an aftercare program to insure that the aftercare plan is followed, which allows for an easy transition back home. READ MORE
Holistic Treatment Centers:For those who have tried to defeat drug or alcohol addiction and have been through a traditional program before, you might want to try a different approach to treatment for addiction. Holistic and natural healing centers for addiction, treat addiction as a condition and not a disease, focusing on the mind, body and spirit as a whole. The holistic drug rehabilitation centers treatment consists of treating each of these areas to help the client achieve their freedom from addiction. READ MORE
Christian Programs:Christian drug rehab centers have some of the best treatment available. Recent trends and statistics have shown that for a Christian seeking a faith based treatment program, entering into a Christian drug rehab will result in a considerable higher success rate for the addict. READ MORE
Womens Program:With more than 4 million women needing treatment in this country every year, there has been a rise in the need for gender specific treatment. Women can find it difficult to enter into a co-ed facility for many reasons. Sometimes when addiction takes a hold, there can be instances that only women can understand, and for some, speaking in a co-ed setting can be hard if not impossible. READ MORE
Executive Rehab Centers:The Executive Drug Rehabilitation centers hotline is here to help businessmen, business women and high level executives find the right drug or alcohol treatment program. Our specialized drug rehabilitation programs are designed specifically for each individual. You will be treated as a person in our Executive Drug and Alcohol Programs. Do you need this condition taken care of in a discrete manor? Call us today and we can help you inter into treatment discretely. READ MORE
Teen Alcohol Abuse Treatment: Teenage alcohol treatment programs specialize in treating troubled teens that are struggling with addiction to alcohol and drugs. We have partnered with a teenage help line, to assist in the growing need for teen alcohol and drug addiction. Most teenage addiction centers offered are gender specific to allow for uninterrupted treatment.Free My Addiction
Free Drug Rehab:Inpatient Drug rehab can be the most effective treatment option for the person that is extremely dependent on drugs or alcohol. Being the most effective method of treatment, it can also be the most expensive. Sadly, this deters some people from even entertaining the idea of treatment as an option. What many do not know is that there are many free drug rehab centers in each state that provide quality treatment to the public.READ MORE
AUD or (Alcohol Use Disorder) is the name that has been given to describe the abuse of alcohol that has become severe. Nearly 7.2 % of the American population or over 17 million people over the age of 18, had an Alcohol Use Disorder in 2012. Teens can also have AUD and in the same year, an estimated 855,000 teens and adolescents ages 12-17 had AUD.
To properly assess if you or someone you love has had an Alcohol Use Disorder, we have listed some questions for you, to help you understand what an Alcohol Use Disorder is. Based on the number of questions that you answer “yes” to, will assess the severity of the AUD. Answeting “yes” to two questions equals a diagnosis of a form of an AUD and the more questions you answer “yes” to, will define the severity from, mild to severe.
In the past year Have you :
Tried to stop drinking or cut down and failed more than once
Spent a lot of time drinking, being sick or hungover
Had cravings for alcohol or a strong urge to drink
Experienced times when you drank much more or longer that you intended to do
Continued to consume alcohol even though it causes family or life problems
Given up or cut back on activities that you used to enjoy
Had problems at work, home or school, due to drinking or feeling the after effects of the night before.
Having to consume more alcohol that previously needed to achieve the same desired effect.
Started to experience withdrawal symptoms like shaking, trouble sleeping, irritability, nausea, sweating, hallucinating, depression, or anxiety.
Gotten into situations more than once after drinking that increased your chances of getting hurt, like drinking and driving, unprotected sex, operating machinery, or any other dangerous activities while intoxicated.
If you have more than one of these symptoms, there might be an area of concern that needs addressing and the more symptoms that apply to you, the more urgent the need for changing of your drinking habits is. Give us a call today and we can help. 1-800-819-9973
Getting treatment will always benefit you. Just making the smallest change, can have the largest impact in your life.
Health and Medical
Long term alcohol dependency can cause serious health problems and can include:
Mental health issues
Alcohol abuse can be accompanied by other drugs. People that use alcohol and other substances at the same time can be at a greater risk of contracting Hepatitis C.
Making the decision to enter into a program for alcohol addiction can be a hard choice to make. We can help you figure out the next best course of action to help take some of the burden off of you so you can make an informed decision as to what style of program that would work best for your specific needs and wants while you are enrolled into an program for alcohol treatment. Call us now. This is a free call and we are ready to help you with alcohol abuse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-800-819-9973
Heroin treatment centers provide effective treatment options and support for the heroin user in need of rehabilitation. The better treatment facilities for heroin will offer different treatment models and detox options for the person that is suffering from the adverse effects of heroin. The main focus of treatment is in the persons recovery. Helping the family through support and groups is also part of the program. Locating the best rehab for heroin addiction is the first step towards a long lasting life without the need for the drug. Call us today and we can help you locate a heroin treatment center now. 1-800-819-9973
Am I addicted to heroin?
Do you spend a great amount of time acquiring,recovering,or using due to your use of heroin? Do you feel strong desires to use heroin? Do you use more Heroin than you intended to use? Have you continued to abuse heroin even though your mental or physical health has worsened due to usage. Have there been relationship issues or social obligations that you haven’t followed through on due to heroin use? When you discontinue use of heroin have you felt withdrawal symptoms such as, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, muscle aches, sleeplessness, mood swings, excessive yawning, chills, or sweating, Have you started using due to not wanting to be sick, or go through the painful withdrawal process? Do you need a greater dose to get the desired effect from heroin?
If you have found some or all of these questions apply to your life, you should give us a call and we can help you accurately determine if treatment is needed to help you overcome the addiction to heroin. 1-800-819-9973
Heroin withdrawal can be a very painful experience if done without medications. About 18 hours after the last intake of the drug a person will start to feel anxious, as most heroin addicts know what is coming soon. For this reason alone, many people suffering from heroin addiction find it easier to remain on the drug than try to stop on their own.
The facility chosen for treatment can have a determining factor and the type of detox they have available for heroin withdrawal. Some facilities will use buprenorphine or methadone. This detox process involves replacing the heroin in your system with a synthetic substitute that can be stepped down to make for a painless withdrawal process. Some programs will offer a natural remedy for the detox process. There is no replacement drugs offered or ingested to stop the painful withdrawal process. Most common detox for heroin is a medically assisted withdrawal.
Once the detox is completed and the withdrawal symptoms are alleviated, a person is now ready for the next phase in treatment. Different programs can offer different lengths of stay for treatment. The typical time needed to overcome a heroin addiction can range from 28 days to 6 months depending on the need of the client and level of the addiction that is in question. There are many different options available for those seeking help with their heroin addiction. Most programs will offer many different therapy models to tailor make a specific treatment plan for the individual seeking treatment for their addiction. Call us toll free 1-800-819-9973to find out about the options available to you.
Treatment and program choices for heroin addiction
Heroin is a highly addictive drug and almost 1/4 of the people that try heroin become addicted to it. Heroin has a physical and mental dependency that needs to be handled while in treatment. Once an addiction has developed a user will do just about anything to get more of the drug, even if it risks their job, health, relationships, and personal integrity.
What happens in treatment for heroin addiction is dependent on usage habits, length of use and usage levels. Recovery from heroin addiction solely depends on your ability to understand and apply what you have learned in treatment when confronted by life challenges.
There has been significant scientific research that medicated treatment of opioid addiction will increase the program completion rate for people suffering from heroin addiction.
Pharmacological treatment for heroin addiction has been shown to also decrease the drug use as well as lower infectious disease transmission, and quells the need for criminal activities to support a heroin habit.
The medications that have been developed to treat opiate addiction work very similar to the addictive drug. They access the same receptors relieving the painful withdrawal symptoms while stopping the cravings for the addictive drug.
There are three classifications of the medications that are used to treat heroin addiction. 1) Agonist: Activated the opioid receptors 2) Partial agonist: Also activating the opioid receptors but at a lesser rate 3) Antagonist: works to block the receptor and place a block so the reward effect from heroin or other opiates does not happen.
Depending on the patients specific needs determines what type of medication is used to treat the addiction.
Effective medications used in treatment of heroin addiction.
Methadone, Slow acting opioid agonist. Methadone is taken in oral form wither a liquid or in pill form so it reaches the brain in lower-doses dampening the high while preventing the painful withdrawal symptoms. Methadone has been an acceptable form of medicated treatment of heroin addiction since the 1960’s and is still in use today. Methadone is only available at inpatient and outpatient clinics where it is dispensed daily to their clients.
Buprenorphine (Subutex) licensed as a partial opioid agonist. Specifically made to target the drug cravings without creating the high or side effects that other opioids create. The FDA approved Suboxone for the treatment of opioid addiction in 2002 making it the first medication available to be prescribed by qualified doctors through the drug addiction treatment act. This elevates the need for daily visits and specialized dispensing clinics. Suboxone is a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone, also known as Narcan (an opioid antagonist) taken orally or sublingually to prevent attempts of the patients to get high by injecting the drug. Naloxone will immediately induce the painful withdrawal symptoms if injected. If taken orally as prescribed the Naloxone is time released and specifically designed not to induce symptoms of withdrawal. In February 2013 the FDA approved two generic forms of Suboxone making this type of treatment much more affordable to people needing the drug.
Naltrexone ( Opioid antagonist. Naltrexone blocks the action of opioids cutting of the receptors ability to process and intake heroin or other opioids. Naltrexone is non addictive or sedating and will not result in a physical dependency to the drug. Clients have a hard time complying with this type of treatment and has a limited effectiveness and daily dosage is required for this drug to remain active in the system. Vivitrol has recently received FDA approval for treatment of opioid addiction and is administered in the form of a once a month injection. The hope of Vivitrol are that the compliance and longevity of treatment will be improved by elimination the daily dosage.
All of these medications listed above work best if they are accompanied by a treatment program that is either inpatient or outpatient depending on the needs of the client. Drugs are only a temporary fix, for short time use only.Learning how to overcome addiction to heroin or other opioids can only be done through therapy and hard work. 1-800-819-9973
Therapy and Counseling
Once the detox process has completed it’s course and the client is feeling better, it is time to start the next phase of treatment. This includes one on one therapy, group therapy, classes, social and physical activities. You will learn coping techniques including deep breathing, yoga, and meditation that will aid in your recovery process. Most treatment centers offer sporting activities, art therapy, music therapy, journaling, and Church activities if requested.
Behavioral therapy options
The programs that offer treatment for heroin addiction can use different models of behavioral therapy in a residential setting or an outpatient clinic. Programs like contingency management use a voucher base reward system to promote healthy living and vouchers can be redeemed in the form of rewards or points based on negative drug testing and completion of program steps. Cognitive behavior therapy is one of the most common treatment models that centers use in conjunction with DBT and MRT.
There are many significant long term effects of heroin abuse
Infectious (Hepatitis, HIV, etc.)
The threat of overdose is of real concern when you and in-taking street drugs such as heroin. Heroin purity levels can very depending on how much cut is added to the drug to stretch it out for resale.
What happens after treatment has completed?
The main goal of a treatment program for addiction is to have their patients become sober and productive members of society. When you are checking out of your treatment facility, you will have a strict plan of action for your after care program. This after care program will need to be followed through to it’s entirety, to ensure that there is support and continued care after the client returns home from their program. After care is the make or break of any treatment program, following through with treatment will continue the growth of the individual through sober activities, continued care and counseling.
We can help you or a loved one get help for addiction to heroin today. Give us a call now. 1-800-819-9973
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.
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.
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. 1-800-819-9973
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 1-800-819-9973and 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.
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.
Alcohol is involved in 50% of all driving fatalities.
In the United States, every 30 minutes someone is killed in an alcohol related traffic accident.
Over 15 million Americans are dependent on alcohol. 500,000 are between the age of 9 and 12.
Each year the liquor industry spends almost $2 billion dollars on advertising and encouraging the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Americans spend over $90 billion dollars total on alcohol each year.
An average American may consume over 25 gallons of beer, 2 gallons of wine, and 1.5 gallons of distilled spirits each year.
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.
Each year students spend $5.5 billion on alcohol, more then they spend on soft drinks, tea, milk, juice, coffee, or books combined.
56% of students in grade 5 to 12 say that alcohol advertising encourages them to drink.
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.
The highest percentage of heavy drinkers (12.2%) is found among unemployed adults between the age of 26 to 34
Up to 40% of all industrial fatalities and 47% of industrial injuries can be linked to alcohol consumption and alcoholism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 1-800-819-9973
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
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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
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
Augusta Steppingstones to Recovery Inc DBA Awakening Center
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
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 1-800-819-997324 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.
If you know someone that could use our services or are looking for yourself give us a call 1-800-819-9973and 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.