Monthly Archives: November 2013

Former Narconon Arrowhead Graduate Announces Success With Treatment

Canadian, OK (PRWEB) August 23, 2012

With 23 million people addicted, drug abuse is a major issue in America. Some recover from the problem and unfortunately some do not. Kate, a graduate of Narconon Arrowhead in Canadian, Oklahoma was lucky. Here is her story.

When Kates mom remarried she thought she had the perfect reason to start using drugs. Kate felt that she wasnt getting the attention she needed and decided that drug use was the solution to her problem and would get here the attention she wanted from her family. This decision created a much greater problem.

At that time, Kate found an opportunity to get drugs from her best friends brother who was selling them. Her first experience was with an over-the-counter cold medication. Marijuana and alcohol followed.

From there, she began to use more types of drugs. The first year, she added cocaine, Ecstasy and mushrooms. Another year passed and she was into Oxycontin. The following year, Kate was shooting heroin. She was using drugs every day for years but until she was into Oxycontin and heroin, she didnt realize she was addicted.

To make enough money for her expensive drug habit, she worked two jobs and sold drugs on the side to make more money. She worked at a large retailer and knew how to steal items from other branches of that store. Shed then steal things and sell them to get more money for drugs. Kate did whatever it took to make sure that there was enough money coming in to support a hefty drug habit.

Like so many other people, Kate switched to heroin because Oxycontin got harder to get and heroin was cheaper. Besides that, injecting heroin gave her a bigger effect.

When Addiction Spirals Out Of Control

Kate managed to maintain on the job and in life and even quit heroin for a month because her boyfriend at the time was not a drug user. When they broke up, she figured she was entitled to start using drugs again. After she got clean, she could see how stupid that decision was but at that time, it seemed cool.

After the breakup, she was using twice the quantity of drugs as before. She quit her job and her criminal activity escalated. She got kicked out of her own house and her grandparents house. She had nowhere to live but her car. Early winter 2010, she was shooting heroin and living in her car in Wisconsin. She was so high all the time that she didnt care about how she lived.

Finally, in December, a friend let her move in with her. That lasted until April when the friend saw how Kate failed to take care of herself in any way, never showering or cleaning her teeth. She was also afraid Kate would overdose in her home.

Along the way, Kate had been to rehab a few times and had planned to start going to a methadone clinic again but she had lost her car and could not get there. But besides that, the methadone programs shed been to before had never helped her get drug-free because she was still doped up on methadone. She had spent six months on methadone and a year on Suboxone but neither helped her learn to overcome addiction. Shed also tried Twelve Step programs.

This time, she needed something different. Kate and her mother went online and found Narconon Arrowhead.

How Narconon Arrowhead Handled The Substance Abuse Problem

A residential program located in Canadian, Oklahoma; Narconon Arrowhead has been treating addicts since the early 80s in the state. With a 76% success rate it is one of the most successful programs in the world and has saved countless numbers of lives.

The initial withdrawal at Narconon was the easiest withdrawal Id even been through, Kate said. Soon, Kate had moved onto the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program, the sauna-based phase of the recovery program. It was different and intriguing at the same time, she said. I could feel the effects of the drugs I had used as my body started flushing them out. Then I began to feel a lot better. My mind was clearer.

Gradually, Kate began to learn the life skills that would guide her to a new, sober life. She learned how to identify those people who could threaten her sobriety and learned how to deal with them. She went through a thorough series of exercises that helped to brighten her perceptions and put her back in control of herself control that had previously been given up to drugs.

The anxiety that Kate had felt since she was in her teens, that was always covered up by drugs, began to melt away at this point. From that point, she began to assemble the skills she was going to need to take care of herself and build a productive life that would keep her far away from drug abuse.

If I hadnt come here, I would probably still be on methadone, she commented. It would not have been any better than the earlier times I tried that solution. Thank God my mom found Narconon Arrowhead at the last minute.

For more information on Narconon Arrowhead or to help a loved one with a drug addiction call 800-468-6933.

Novus Medical Detox Profiled on Fox 13 Television Tampa Bay

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) April 22, 2009

Novus Medical Detox ( was recently featured on television station Fox 13, Tampa Bay, in a report by Dr. Joette Giovinco. This report showed Novus Detox as one of the facilities in Florida for those seeking medical treatment for prescription drug addiction. Interviewed in the report was a patient of Novus Medical Detox who had recently come off Xanax.

Steven L. Hayes, Director of Novus Medical Detox was also interviewed by Dr. Giovinco in regard to the services offered. Mr. Hayes cited oxycodone, Oxycontin and methadone as the drugs that Novus deals with most often. He is a proponent of the proposed registration of drug prescriptions in the state of Florida and would like to see this legislation pass in May.

The Fox 13 report can be viewed at

Detoxification programs at Novus Medical Detox, individually designed and medically supervised, enable the individual to safely withdraw from alcohol or drugs and reduce the risk of severe drug withdrawal symptoms and adverse reactions. Medical detoxification under a doctor’s care is often necessary for persons on such highly addictive prescription drugs as Oxycontin, Percodan, Vicodin, methadone, Lortab, codeine, and many others (see the list here:, since simply discontinuing medication, alcohol or other drugs can be dangerous and create other potentially severe medical problems.

About Novus Medical Detox:

While many medical detox programs take place in a hospital, Novus Medical Detox specializes in handling drug dependencies in a private setting that is stress-free, comfortable and safe. The facility, set on 3.3 wooded acres, offers private rooms, TV, DVDs and Internet. Detoxification Programs at Novus provide detox services for people wishing to withdraw from drugs like opiates, heroin, psychotropics, alcohol, or benzodiazepines. Novus uses a Suboxone protocol for people detoxing from pain killers.


Tulsa Drug Detox Center Presents New Video Explaining Services Available for Drug Addiction

TULSA, OK (PRWEB) November 04, 2013

Medical Drug Detox Center in Tulsa is pleased to announce that it has launched a video explaining its services and opportunities for people seeking relief from drug abuse in Tulsa and surrounding cities. These cities include Sand Springs, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Oakhurst, Bixby, and Catoosa.

Drug detoxification is used to reduce or relieve withdrawal symptoms while helping the addicted individual adjust to living without drug use; drug detoxification is not meant to treat addiction but rather an early step in long-term treatment. Detoxification may be achieved drug free or may use medications as an aspect of treatment. Often drug detoxification and treatment will occur in a community program that lasts several months and takes place in a residential rather than medical center.

Drug detox can lead addicts toward a new life. Now some addicts may need to undergo an entrance interview before they are admitted to one of these different drug detoxification centers. This helps the staff form an idea of what to expect during their treatment. It can also help them get prepared for some of the challenges that they will face along the way.

Drug detoxification varies depending on the location of treatment, but most detox centers provide treatment to avoid the symptoms of physical withdrawal to alcohol & other drugs. Most also incorporate counseling and therapy during detox to help with the consequences of withdrawal.

It can be important to think about the drug and alcohol detox symptoms that a person in Tulsa is facing along the way. This includes those people overusing opiates. There may be some substantial issues that some people can go through, including medical problems. Make sure that this center is equipped with medical staff who understand what needs to be done for anyone trying to go through stages of detox.

Detox treatment should be viewed as both a psychological and medical program, so it will be best to try to have both kinds of experts on staff. As the patient, you may be relying on their medical expertise to get you through a whole host of different issues. Drugs like barbiturates, Demerol, heroin and prescription drugs are ones that will cause major headaches and heartaches to addicts.

Marijuana and Oxycontin addiction is tough to break. Getting help when recovering from alcoholism is important, too. Drug addicts using Suboxone need help and can get it in drug detox in Tulsa.

For more information on Medical Drug Detox Center, visit or call (888) 444-9148.

Novus Medical Detox Case Study Proves Methadone Detox a Success

New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) December 17, 2012

Methadone accounted for a mere 2% of prescriptions in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data that spans 10 years and 13 states, but was responsible for 30% of prescription-painkiller deaths (1). With statistics that alarming, it is hard to believe that there are proven ways to prevent this from happeningbut there are. Novus Medical Detox specializes in high-dose methadone cases and has a 90% patient completion rate. The following case study depicts those cases wherein Novus is able to help get people back to their normal lives. The facts and people are real, although names have been changed to protect patient confidentiality.

For Joe, a New Jersey resident, life started out normal. What started as a road to success quickly turned to a struggle. Joe started off smoking marijuana as a Junior in High School and from there, went through the gateway to harder and more addictive drugs. Experimenting with LSD, ecstasy and speed, Joe then resorted to heroin by the end of his senior year. To try to stop the cravings, he started taking Xanax, but that turned out to be another addiction. After that, he traded one habit for anothermethadone. By the age of 22, having been on drugs for over four years, he knew his days were numbered.

When Joes family brought him to Novus Medical Detox to get his life back, he was put on a tailor-made medical program that fit his needs, drug history and physical condition. Unlike other one protocol fits all programs, Novus pays particular attention to strengthening each patients body through a proprietary IV-vitamin mix that is personalized to each individual in order to make the detox process as painless as possible. The vitamin cocktail is an advanced medical finding that allows Novus to handle the toughest of methadone cases.

Novus helps patients take that first step toward reclaiming their lives from drugs, and provides the nurturing, supportive environment they need in order to do so. Joe was no exception.

When I first decided to come to Novus, I was scared and unsure of the outcome of sobriety, and of being vulnerable to abuse again. Since my stay at Novus, I am away from the liquid handcuffs and have gained hope in sobriety, in myself, and the chance to have a true life of real friends, a good job, and happiness.

Although scared by previous losses with detox facilities, Joe successfully detoxed from methadone and Xanax in 14 days.

While cold turkey withdrawals have a success rate of less than 5%, Novus detox programs have a high success rate due to their medical team being trained on how to keep patients from getting sick during the withdrawal process, leading to many completing detox in less than two weeks.

At Novus:

Each patient is treated individually using state-of-the-art medical protocols in combination with natural supplements, nutritious meals and extensive use of nutrient-enriched IV treatments.

Patients have 24/7 access to nursing care and withdrawal specialist assistance.

Patients are given instructions on how to continue with vitamins and helped to select an after-care program.

To learn more about the Novus Medical Detox Center and its methadone addiction and detox programs, visit

About Novus Medical Detox Center

Novus Medical Detox Center offers safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs in a home-like residential setting. Located on 3.25 tree-lined acres in New Port Richey, Fla., Novus is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an in-patient medical detox facility. Novus is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs and alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient, incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishmentputting dignity and humanity back into drug detoxification. Patients have 24/7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock nursing care and access to a withdrawal specialist, and enjoy comfortable private or shared rooms with a telephone, television, DVD player and high-speed Internet access. For more information on Novus Medical Detox Center, visit

(1) July 3, 2012. Methadone Tied to One Third of Prescription Painkiller Deaths.

The Wellness Centers Ground Breaking Research Shows Endocrine Health Issues can be Caused by Reversible Mal-Absorption

Ventura, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013

Dr. Dales Research over the past 25 years on both hormone irregularity and digestive issues guided her development of a Five Element Saliva Test panel that tests hormones, parasites, candida, and gluten intolerance. With over 20,000 saliva tests, the results conclusively indicate that mala-absorption can lead to conditions that many healthcare professionals think of as untreatable and irreversible. Dr. Dale has proven protocols to overcome these untreatable hormone and digestive issues.

The endocrine system is made up of hormones, the various glands that produce them, and the many bodily functions regulated by the chemical messengers. Chemicals that mimic, block or disrupt the normal function of hormones are known as endocrine disruptors. Polycarbonate and other plastic food and beverages (water) containers contain these disrupting chemicals such BisPhenolA. Exposure causes early puberty including increased breast size and public hair on both male and female children. Other disruptors are phthalates in cosmetics, hormone replacement (HRT), pesticides, mercury fillings, heavy metals from many sources including calcium supplements. Prescription medications, cleaning products, and chemicals such growth hormones in beef are also endocrine disruptors.

The endocrine gland system produces chemical hormone secretions that help control the body’s metabolic activity. Mal-absorption in the alimentary tract is caused by many internal and external factors which contribute to endocrine toxicity. The environment, exposure to radiation (cell phones, x-rays, etc.), lack of exercise are a few external factors. Internally, the digestive system has to handle heavy metals, parasites, Candida, inappropriate food, medications, stress and emotions. When handled poorly, any combination of these can lead to mal-absorption anywhere in the whole system. Symptoms of mal-absorption include digestive issues, flatulence, allergies, bloating, water retention, heart palpitations, constipation, rectal bleeding, ulcers, etc.

The results from these mal-absorption conditions cause food allergies, food and gluten intolerance, Dysbiosis or imbalanced good flora, and overgrowth of Candida. Often, prescription drugs for digestive distress suppress their symptoms and do not treat the causes.

Dr. Dale discovered a phased protocol to treat and rebuild the endocrine system disorders. The first phase is to test and pinpoint the origin of endocrine stress. Dr. Dales Five Element Saliva test can measure hormone imbalance, food intolerance, and the presence of certain parasites such as Candida. It is also recommended to do a stool test for other parasites. See her Candida self-assessment test:

Candida causes mal-absorption in both men and women. It can be deep and systemic, topical or focused in one area. It is an underlying condition in many diseases. There are two species that are becoming increasingly widespread in the US, Europe and South America hospitals.

Candida Tropicalis is a major cause of life-threatening septicemia and disseminated candidiasis, especially in patients with lymphoma, leukemia and diabetes. Candida Parapsilosis is an important cause of nosocomial infections (infections acquired after 72 hours after hospitalization). This a major concern as this species tends to grow as biofilms on implanted medical devices, conferring almost total resistance to antifungal drugs.

Detoxification is the next step with homeopathic formulas and whole body cleanses. Mercury and heavy metals, microbes, bacteria, viruses, and parasites can be eliminated as well as radiation from cell phones, computers. Detoxifying HRT is urgent it causes the body to shut down production of its own natural hormones, causes a dependency aging the body and burdens the bodys filtering organs. This in turn causes toxic elevated or suppressed levels of hormones and adrenal stress.

Detoxify the body with products over specific periods of time to cleanse the body and eliminate parasites. A ThreeMonth Slow Cleanse is advised for people feel that their body is extremely toxic. While detoxing, it is advised to drink a minimum of 64 ounces of purified water a day and eat healthy organic food.

The third step is to rebuild and repair the body through diet and nutritional supplements. The foundation for rebuilding the body and reducing biological age is a healing and Endocrine diet composed of 60% raw organic food and nutritional supplements. It is important that supplements do not contain heavy metals or animal products. Raw food has more nutrients and enzymes available than cooked foods. Whole food vegetables, fruit, young white coconuts, soaked seeds and nuts along with Wheat Grass Juice, brown rice, first pressed olive oil and wild fish are the foundation for the this diet. Avoid all fermented foods, mushrooms, yeast, sugar, vinegar, alcohol when Candida is present.

How does a person know if they need a saliva test? Dr. Dale offers free self assessment tests on her website to help anyone make a choice.

All health providers and other inquiries are welcome to visit for more information on advanced educational seminars. California College for Natural Medicine (CCNM) offers courses based in Naturopathy and Homeopathy. CCNM was founded by Dr. Theresa Dale, PhD, CCN, NP.

Risky Painkillers Are To Be Avoided, and Lower Back Pain Relief Achieved with Dr. Allens Devices without Side Effects, Highlights Fine Treatment

London, UK (PRWEB) April 16, 2013

These days Americans are taking more prescription medications than ever, with nearly 16 million scripts written for painkillers like hydrocodone, oxycodone and tramadol each year, according to IMS Health, states the article Are we too reliant on prescription meds? in Health on Today, April 10, 2013. In order to avoid problems connected with lower back pain treatment, it has to be treated with Dr. Allens device locally in the first instance, as this natural therapy is free from side effects, Fine Treatment reveals.

According to the article Are we too reliant on prescription meds? in Health on Today Harvards Avorn says drug advertising is a big part of the problem. In the 1990s when it became legal for drug makers to advertise, the demand for prescription medications skyrocketed, Avorn said. That created this sense on the part of many patients that, Oh, I saw that ad on television, I think I should be on that medicine, he explained.

Doctor Clifford Bernstein, a pain management physician and author on clearly outlines how these pain medications physically affect the body:

The brain responds to the pain medicine by increasing the number of receptors for the drug, and the nerve cells in the brain stop functioning
The body stops producing endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers) because it is receiving opiates instead
The degeneration of the nerve cells in the brain causes a physical dependency on an external supply of opiates, and reducing or not taking the pain killers causes a painful series of physical changes, known as withdrawal.

At this point many people (an estimated 7% who are prescribed narcotic analgesics) continue taking the pain medication to avoid the withdrawal symptoms rather than to treat the original pain. When this occurs the person is dependent on or addicted to the prescription pain medicine.

The Thermobalancing therapy is the only way to support blood circulation in the affected area at the capillary level that reduces the swelling dramatically and consequently the pressure that causes the disturbing symptoms. Please watch the video on how easy is to use Dr. Allens device at home:

The Thermobalancing therapy relieves pain in the spine within days by tackling its cause, says Dr. Simon Allen. Dr. Allens therapeutic devices for the treatment of lower back provide the only effective natural treatment by improving blood circulation in the affected areas.

For more information please visit the Fine Treatment website:

About Dr. Simon Allen and Fine Treatment:

Dr. Simon Allen is a highly experienced medical professional. His specialty is in the internal medicine. He has treated a wide range of chronic diseases, including patients after a heart attack, with kidneys problems, including kidney stones disease, prostate and spine conditions, as well as metabolic disorders. Fine Treatment exclusively offers Dr. Allens Devices for chronic prostatitis and BPH treatment, coronary heart disease, dissolving kidney stones, as well as back pain and sciatica relief.

Dallas Treatment Center Announces New Video Available for People Seeking Help

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 06, 2013

A Dallas treatment center dealing with drug and alcohol addiction is please to announce a new video has been launched to detail what services are offered at Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. These services are available in Dallas as well as surrounding cities like Duncanville, Hutchins, Carrollton, Garland, Plano, Allen, and Coppell.

Drug detoxification is used to reduce or relieve withdrawal symptoms while helping the addicted individual adjust to living without drug use; drug detoxification is not meant to treat addiction but rather an early step in long-term treatment. Detoxification may be achieved drug free or may use medications as an aspect of treatment. Often drug detoxification and treatment will occur in a community program that lasts several months and takes place in a residential rather than medical center.

Cocaine, heroin, Oxycontin and benzodiazepines are just a few of the drugs that the treatment center helps people put in their past. Alcoholism, a disease that destroys individuals as well as families, is addressed through the substance abuse treatment centers programs.

Drug detoxification varies depending on the location of treatment, but most detox centers provide treatment to avoid the symptoms of physical withdrawal to alcohol & other drugs. Most also incorporate counseling and therapy during detox to help with the consequences of withdrawal.

The program offers a collective style of treatment options for clients. Ultimately, its bottom line is to help all clients leave the addiction treatment center with a structure in place for life outside of it. People come into these types of centers looking either for a new life or relief from their pain, and counselors and therapists on staff are ready to help.

In Dallas, drug and alcohol addiction is part of the citys fabric. Entering the rehab center gives clients a new chance to be responsible members of society once again. They come to find themselves, discover new levels of self-esteem, and a spirituality that works.

An initial step is detoxification from all mind-altering substances. This is overseen by a well-trained medical staff, making sure clients are supported, guided and nurtured through these initial hours and days free from their drug of choice.

This is followed by counseling and therapeutic help and support. Learning to navigate through everyday life without drugs and alcohol is akin to giving someone traveling through different states and/or nations a map and directions. Adults and adolescents will understand that this is a process, one that is not over in a matter of days. The substance abuse treatment center helps people rebuild their lives from the inside out.

For more information on the treatment center in Dallas, visit or call (888) 444-9148.

A Forever Recoverys Latest Blog Post Focuses on Recreational Use of Vicodin

Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) November 15, 2013

A Forever Recovery, a leading addiction treatment center that has pioneered a moral reasoning approach to recovery that empowers each individual client to access the spiritual, cognitive, and fellowship support that they need, has published an important and timely new blog post on the increasing recreational use of Vicodin.

As the blog post points out, recreational use of Vicodin is driven by several key factors, including:

Recreational use of prescription medications has skyrocketed over the past 20 years
Vicodin (hydrocodone) is the most widely prescribed drug in the country, with approximately 131 prescriptions written each year
Vicodin is often easy to obtain from a friend, parents, dealer or doctor
A 30-day supply of generic Vicodin can cost as little as $ 4
Vicodin can be prescribed by a nurse and a physicians assistant (instead of only a doctor)
A single Vicodin prescription can be re-filled 5 times

In light of the above factors, its not surprising that the recreational use of Vicodin has, in many cases, turned into situations of Vicodin abuse — a fact that A Forever Recoverys founder Per Wickstrom says is often compounded by abuse of other substances.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 75 percent of Vicodin-related visits to the emergency room involve additional substances, commented Per Wickstrom. The most common being alcohol, benzodiazepines, other opioids, and cocaine.

The blog post concludes by noting that the US Drug Enforcement Agency has asked the FDA to reclassify Vicodin, so that it would only be available through a physician, and not (as is the case now) through a nurse of physician assistant. Reclassification would also limit the number of times a prescription could be filled to one, instead of five (as is the case now).

What we need to get across is that the recreational use of Vicodin is a very slippery slope, added Per Wickstrom. The body soon builds up a tolerance, and as such more and more is required and thats a direct route to abuse, addiction, and for tragically for some people and their families, severe injury, coma and death.

The full text of A Forever Recoverys latest blog post entitled The Recreational Use of Vicodin is available at

About A Forever Recovery

A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone until now.

Learn more at

New Treatment Methods are Bringing Results at Drug Rehab Marion

Marion, OH (PRWEB) October 26, 2013

Drug Rehab Marion announced new steps to bolster its treatment programs for patients suffering from addiction to prescription pain medication. Pain management is a relatively new area of addiction treatment. In the last five years, the number of patients seeking help for an opiate addiction has significantly risen at Drug Rehab Marion. The most popular forms of opiate painkillers include Vicodin and Oxycodone.

Addiction counselor Alison T. says the goal of the new pain management programs is to help patients reduce their pain and their drug dependency at the same time.

Treating addiction to painkillers is extremely difficult because many patients are desperate to relieve their chronic pain, Alison said. Our programs provide healthy alternatives to opiate drugs and allow patients to progress through rehab and curb their addictions.

Addiction to prescription pain medication is one of the fastest growing forms of substance abuse in the nation. Drug Rehab Marions new therapy programs include individual and group counseling, exercise, meditation, yoga and much more. The new treatment programs allow patients to follow their own path to sobriety under the guidance of professional addiction counselors.

Many opiate addicts need to be closely monitored during the detox process. The staff at Drug Rehab Marion makes sure each patient is given the safest and most comfortable rehab experience possible.

Drug Rehab Marion is a place where anyone can beat addiction with complete peace of mind, Alison said. Our support system separates us from other substance abuse treatment centers.

About Drug Rehab Marion:

Drug Rehab Marion is an accredited alcohol and drug addiction treatment center. The staff of dedicated addiction therapists and certified medical professionals has helped countless patients overcome chemical dependency and return to healthy, productive lives. Visit them online at or call (740) 836-4539 for more information.

In Response to an Unprecedented Number of Prescription Drug Related Deaths Across the Nation Recovery Associates Launches a New Treatment Program

West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 02, 2013

Recently, laws attempting to control and monitor the prescription of habit-forming drugs have been enacted. However, for those who are already addicted, these changes have come too late. In an attempt to combat this alarming and pervasive epidemic, Recovery Associates, a drug and alcohol treatment center, developed a program specifically designed to address the needs of this new type of drug addict. An article that appeared March 29th, 2013 in the Los Angeles Times, highlights the widespread nature of this deadly trend:,0,2980747.story.

Recovery Associates focus has been on creating a program that monitors clients as they return to work, school and essentially everyday life, and that supports them as they learn to live a life of sobriety. Part of the problem is that individuals struggling with chronic pain will turn to prescription opiates (Oxycontin, Vicodin, Fentanyl etc.) to alleviate their discomfort. These are people who may have never even considered trying illicit street drugs, who are now being introduced to a substance as potent and addictive as heroin. The program at Recovery Associates includes chiropractic care, yoga, movement therapy and non-habit forming medication to provide an effective alternative to pain management.

Recovery Associates is a drug and alcohol rehab facility that provides a variety of programs and services for men, women and teens struggling with chemical dependency issues. At the core of their philosophy is the belief that addiction is a treatable illness. Their addiction treatment experience has shown that anyone is capable of achieving lasting recovery and physical, mental and spiritual freedom from the disease of addiction.

Their unique program offers three different tracks: a Traditional Track, an Expressive Therapies Track and a Christian Track. They believe that by utilizing a variety of therapies they can better assist their clients in finding their own individualized path to recovery. Their focus is on the underlying issues that have led to the addictive behaviors and destructive patterns.

Recovery Associate s multidisciplinary team is made up of a Board Certified Addictions Psychiatrist, Masters Level Therapists and Certified Addictions Counselors. They are passionate about recovery and helping individuals and families begin the healing process.