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Philadelphia PA Drug Detox Center Announces No Charge Drug & Alcohol Detoxification Addiction Help


PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) October 04, 2013

Medical Drug Detox Center is glad to announce that free drug and alcohol detoxification support is available in Philadelphia.

Detoxification from drugs and alcohol can take place whenever an individual makes up his or her mind that they have had enough. It is a process where actually using substances stops and the body goes through a period of adjustment. This sudden stoppage affects the physical aspects as if a jolt or shock to the body’s internal system brings an incredible sense of pain and withdrawal to a person.

Substance abuse problems affects people’s lives. Alcoholism and drug addiction does infiltrate the body, mind and spirit. Other drugs like Suboxone, oxycontin, heroin, Klonopin, and cocaine – when taken beyond “normal” levels – cause destruction in peoples’ lives.

Drug addicts who might use opiates and alcoholics deep into their addiction will go to any lengths and neighborhoods for their “fix.” Making sure adults and adolescents know there are different life choices is important.

There are prescription drugs to help the detox process flow better. Some include Ativan, Buprenorphine, Librium, Methadone, Valium, and Naltrexone.

When people attempt to detox from drugs and alcohol on their own, the results are not always successful. Getting the proper help and support for gaining and maintaining long-term sobriety can turn lives around. People discover that recovery is an easier, softer way after going through detox.

Also, there seems to be a misunderstanding in some circles that reaching out for help is a sign of weakness. It is not. It is a source of strength and shows that an individual is ready to leave his or her substance abuse-filled life behind.

For more information about Medical Drug Detox Center, visit http://drugdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.







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Houston TX Drug Detox Center Announces No Charge Drug & Alcohol Detoxification Addiction Help


HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) October 04, 2013

Medical Drug Detox Center is pleased to announce that free drug and alcohol detoxification support is now available in Houston.

Substance abuse problems can turn ordinary people’s lives upside down. Alcoholism is a horrid disease that affects the body, mind and spirit. Suboxone, oxycontin, Klonopin, and cocaine – when taken beyond “normal” levels – destruct whatever kind of lives people have from an emotional and physical standpoint.

Also, the spiritual aspect of a person’s being gets attacked by drugs and alcohol. The intense desire and obsession for drugs and alcohol becomes so overbearing, so heavy, that an individual’s soul becomes weary and tired. When a person hits this level during his or her substance abuse usage, then a decision needs to be made. Either a person turns their lives around, or keeps on traveling that long, lonesome road.

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol takes time, energy, effort and help. It certainly is not done overnight and looks pretty. In fact, it takes a toll on a person. Yet the toll it takes does not equal the one a person who does not go through detox suffers with on a daily, even hourly, basis.

Prescription drugs can help help the detox process flow better. Some include Ativan, Buprenorphine, Librium, Methadone, Valium, and Naltrexone. Again, it is suggested to receive help and it is available at Medical Drug Detox Center.

When people attempt to detox from drugs and alcohol on their own, the results are not always successful. Getting the proper help and support for gaining and maintaining long-term sobriety can turn lives around.

For more information on Medical Drug Detox Center, visit http://drugdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.







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Fort Worth TX Drug Detox Center Announces No Charge Drug & Alcohol Detoxification Addiction Help


DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) October 08, 2013

Medical Drug Detox Center is announcing that immediate, free drug and alcohol detoxification consultations are now available in Fort Worth, TX.

For anyone in the Fort Worth area that believes getting heavily involved with drugs like barbiturates, Darvon, Demerol, heroin and prescription drugs are a good way to live, then maybe drug detox is a better alternative.

The city was established in 1849 as an Army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River. Today, Fort Worth – also known as “Cowtown” – still embraces its Western heritage and traditional architecture and design. USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) is the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city.

Fort Worth is home to the Kimbell Art Museum, considered to have one of the best collections in Texas, and housed in what is widely regarded as one of Texas’ foremost works of modern architecture. Also of note are the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum, the latter of which houses one of the most extensive collections of American art in the world, in a building designed by Philip Johnson. The city is also home to Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas A&M University School of Law, and many multinational corporations including Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, American Airlines, Radio Shack, and others.

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol alone is tough. People living in Fort Worth should know that help is available right now.

Marijuana, opiates, oxycontin and benzodiazepine addiction can turn well-functioning individuals into dysfunctional ones over a period of time. Seeking help when recovering from alcoholism is a challenge.

Treatment centers like Burning Tree and Brazos Recovery are among many in the Fort Worth area that, like Medical Drug Detox Center, offer a way out of addiction.

Drug addicts, especially ones using Suboxone, and alcoholics deep into their addiction will go to any lengths for their substance. This is why people living in Fort Worth who want a better way of life should consider drug detox.

Prescription drugs, when taken under medical supervision, help the detox process. Some include Buprenorphine, Librium, Methadone, and Naltrexone.

For more information on Medical Drug Detox Center, visit http://drugdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.







Drug Rehab Baltimore Launches New Drug and Alcohol Addiction Website to Help Victims of Substance Use Disorders

Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) April 14, 2015

One of the drug and alcohol treatment centers in Baltimore is taking the initiative to provide victims of substance use disorders with the tools to help encourage themselves to enroll into immediate drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs, designed specifically to address their unique circumstances of addiction. Drug Rehab Baltimore has launched http://www.drugrehabbaltimore.net/ with the intent to guide victims with untreated substance use disorders to the proper treatment facility before they become victims of accidental overdose.

“We’re trying to give people the initial tools they need to take control of addiction. Many believe addiction is caused by a lack of character, or moral failing- that’s the stigma preventing people from getting the help they need. And it’s not true.” A medical associate from the drug and alcohol rehab center said, “Our website is designed to help victims of addiction, or family members of someone with an addiction, to identify the signs of the disease and get the help they need to overcome the disease before the unspeakable happens.”

Drug Rehab Baltimore helps patients across Maryland recover from the debilitating disease of addiction, and provides patients with the recovery tools they need to stave off relapse. During treatment, patients work extensively with their addiction therapists to develop strategies to identify addictive behaviors, and discover the underlying roots of addiction. Drug Rehab Baltimore employs cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, and group therapy to help patients work through the multiple stages and intricacies of addiction.

Exhausting every available resource available, the addiction specialists help patients address each known avenue which could cause a devastating relapse during, or after drug and alcohol rehab. Drug Rehab Baltimore puts an emphasis on family therapy to help patients mend the bonds which may have been damaged during the course of addiction, and establish healthy, functioning relationships between patients and their loved ones, so they always have the family support they need to overcome the mental and physical disease of addiction.

Drug Rehab Baltimore provides the peak of drug and alcohol rehabilitation services within the safety of their 24 hour medically monitored, and secured treatment facility in Baltimore. The addiction treatment center implores residents from the entire state to take advantage of their 100% tuition financing options; the center accepts most major insurances, and offers flexible treatment plans for those paying out of pocket. Patients can expect a full spectrum of treatment beginning with inpatient medical detox, inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

For more information about the drug and alcohol rehab facility, Drug Rehab Baltimore, visit http://drugrehabbaltimore.net/ or call (410)709-3816 today!







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New Orleans LA Drug Detox Center Announces No Charge Drug & Alcohol Detoxification Addiction Help


New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013

Medical Drug Detox Center is announcing that immediate, free drug and alcohol detoxification consultations are now available in New Orleans, La.

People that live in New Orleans understand that heavy involvement with drugs like barbiturates, Darvon, Demerol, heroin and prescription drugs is not healthy. Drug detox offers a new way out.

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol alone in New Orleans is tough. Support in and around the Crescent City is available for anyone desiring a simpler way to live.

New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The population of the city was 343,829 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. The New Orleans metropolitan area (New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area) had a population of 1,167,764 in 2010 and was the 46th largest in the United States.

Marijuana, opiates, Oxycontin and benzodiazepine addiction can turn thoughtful individuals into people unable to function in their daily lives. Getting help for alcoholism is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of strength, an inner strength that starts with drug detox.

Treatment centers like Odyssey House Louisiana and Grace House of New Orleans are just a couple of numerous places in New Orleans that offer substance abuse treatment help.

Drug addicts using Suboxone and alcoholics deep in their addiction will go to any lengths for their substance of choice.

Prescription drugs, when taken under medical supervision, help the detox process. Some include Ativan, Buprenorphine, Librium, and Naltrexone. Getting help to detox from drugs and alcohol is available in New Orleans, and there is hope.

For more information on Medical Drug Detox Center, visit http://drugdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.







Pasadena Recovery Center is Pleased to Welcome Renowned Doctor and Addiction Specialist David E. Smith

Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) April 06, 2015

Pasadena Recovery Center is delighted to welcome renowned doctor and addiction specialist, David E. Smith, to speak at their groundbreaking Speaker Series on Tuesday, April 14th at Noon. Dr. Smith is currently the consulting physician for North Bay Recovery Center in San Francisco. He is the Chair of Addiction Medicine for Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services, a program for teenage boys dealing with substance abuse issues. He has authored and co-authored 26 books, written over 350 journal articles and been the technical consultant for 28 drug abuse-related films. Dr. Smith is the founder of Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, a medical journal published five times a year. In 2013, Dr. Smith’s contributions were further recognized when he received the Peter E. Haas Public Service Award from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Smith’s incredible expertise can help those battling with recovery to live successful, healthy, sober lives. Mackenzie Phillips, actress and Treatment and Recovery Advocate at Pasadena Recovery Center, will be introducing Dr. David Smith, and following the talk there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Dr. Smith as our featured guest for this month’s speaker series,” said Phillips. “This is an opportunity for clients to not only learn more about this terrible disease, but for family and friends to hear from a leading expert who has dedicated his entire life to helping people with addiction issues.” said Phillips.

Pasadena Recovery Center Speaker Series hosts amazing authors, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and experts to talk about their personal experiences with addiction and the way it has affected both themselves and the people around them.

Dr. David Smith’s recognition began when we founded, Haight-Ashbury Free Clinics, a free service for patients throughout northern California, in response to thousands of youths seeking medical attention in San Francisco in 1967. The Clinic was initially funded by the proceeds of a local benefit concert, as the popularity grew the concert featured infamous bands such as, The Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin. Dr. Smith’s clinic created medical emergency tents for the concert, which became known as “Rock Medicine.” This branch of Dr. Smith’s Clinic is still in operation today and provides medical assistant to hundreds of music concerts each year throughout the nation.

Pasadena Recovery Center: Located in the charming historic district of Pasadena, the Pasadena Recovery Center was co-founded in 2000 by renowned psychiatrist Dr. Lee Bloom, his daughter Alison Triessl, and his son Michael Bloom. The 98-bed drug and alcohol treatment center is nationally known for its 12-step based comprehensive treatment program and highly skilled, licensed and certified staff. Pasadena Recovery Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive care to those suffering from chemical dependency and is proud to offer lifesaving and life-changing treatment at an affordable cost. The Pasadena Recovery Center’s goal is to reintroduce sober individuals into society with the skills necessary to lead meaningful, productive lives.







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Avoiding Addiction When Powerful Opioid Painkillers Are Needed, From the November 2013 Harvard Health Letter


Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013

Sometimes the best way to ease pain is with the type of prescription painkiller known as an opioid. Despite their “addictive” reputation in the media, the majority of people use opioids safely and without addition, reports the November 2013 Harvard Health Letter.

Opioids are a class of painkillers with high addictive potential. They include oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), hydromorphone (Dilaudid), and meperidine (Demerol). Opioids are typically used for the short term, such as for treating severe pain following surgery. They are also sometimes used long-term for relieving pain related to cancer or a terminal illness.

For minor surgical pain or injuries, it’s best to limit the use of an opioid to no more than seven days. Using one for more than 30 days leads to dependence. That means a person begins to suffer withdrawal symptoms if he or she abruptly stops taking the medication. With long-term use, some individuals need more of these drugs to achieve the same effect. Keep in mind that dependence is not the same as addiction, which is characterized by compulsive use and preoccupation with the drug that interferes with normal life.

For long-term use, take opioids by the clock as prescribed, advises Dr. Karsten Kueppenbender, an addiction psychiatrist at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital. Trying to reduce addiction risk by cutting back on the medication and waiting until the pain gets really bad isn’t a good strategy, and can actually backfire. The memory of how bad the pain got, and the sense of relief from the opioid, could actually increase the risk of becoming addicted.

The key to avoiding addiction is the assistance of a medical team that’s easily accessible, along with regular checkups to reassess the need for—and use of—the drug.

Read the full-length article: “Caution: These are the most addictive pain meds”.

Also in the November 2013 issue of the Harvard Health Letter:

    Steps for coping with mild cognitive impairment
    The best fruits and veggies for fall
    An anti-falling checklist to take stock of trip hazards in the home

The Harvard Health Letter is available from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of Harvard Medical School, for $ 16 per year. Subscribe at http://www.health.harvard.edu/health or by calling 877-649-9457 (toll-free).







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Novus Medical Detox Center Highlights Survey Findings: More Americans Support Detox and Rehab Over Methadone as Treatment for Heroin Addiction


New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

According to a recent YouGov/Huffington Post survey on heroin addiction treatment, half of all Americans interviewed supported detox and abstinence, while only 19% were in favor of treatment with synthetic opioids like methadone.(1) Although many within the healthcare community advocate for “medically assisted treatment” with synthetic opioids, the survey findings suggest that most Americans concur with Novus Medical Detox Center that detox and abstaining from future drug use is a better approach than prescribing other drugs.

The YouGov/Huffington Post survey presented respondents with two opiate treatment options—one where addicts are provided with FDA-approved synthetic opioids under medical supervision versus one where addicts attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings and detox completely from all drugs—and found that more Americans felt detox was the better program. The same poll also revealed that 40% of respondents agreed “synthetic drugs are more dangerous than helpful,” while only 24% opined they were “more helpful than dangerous.”(1)

In a follow-up article to the survey, Huffington Post writers referred to medically assisted treatment with synthetic opioids as “the standard of care for opiate treatment” and derided abstinence as a “broken method.” The article further claimed that 90% of heroin addicts following the abstinence method will relapse, though it didn’t address relapse rates for other methods. (2)

Despite such assertions, Novus’ experience has shown that its detox programs have a high success rate, both among former heroin users as well as those who subsequently become addicted to methadone. “Treating substance abuse with more drugs is not a viable long-term solution, as it often simply replaces one addiction with another,” stated Kent Runyon, Executive Director of Novus Medical Detox Center. He notes that many people develop a tolerance to methadone and other prescription opioids, and have to take increasingly higher dosages to achieve the same effect. “High-dose methadone ultimately makes the recovery process that much harder for an individual and attempting to withdraw ‘cold turkey’ at that point could kill them.”

Runyon maintains that the high relapse rates associated with drug abstinence are not a direct reflection of the approach itself, but are generally due to other factors such as the “hit-or-miss” quality of some detox and drug rehab programs as well as insufficient time devoted to the process. “The fact is that the longer the time a patient spends in rehab directly increases the recovery rate and reduces the relapse rate. There are countless thousands of people who have overcome opiate addiction without touching a single drop of methadone. And as many patients can attest, detoxing from methadone at any dose can be more difficult than trying to get off heroin in the first place,” added Runyon.

Mortality statistics published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal that despite a sharp rise in heroin overdose deaths in 2013, twice as many people died from prescription opioid overdoses as from heroin.(3) Another CDC report analyzed methadone specifically and estimated that some 5,000 people die from methadone-related overdoses each year.(4) Runyon contends that the risk of addiction and overdose from synthetic opioids is a strong argument in favor of drug-free treatment programs.

Rather than treating opiate dependency with methadone, buprenorphine or Suboxone, Novus offers medically supervised detox programs that ease patients through the withdrawal process with natural supplements, nutrient-enriched IV treatments, and 24/7 access to nursing care and withdrawal specialists. The customized treatment programs follow proven medical protocols, and patients who require further support are referred to well-screened, quality drug rehab facilities. For those individuals who attempted prescription opioid treatment only to find themselves dependent on another drug, Novus offers methadone and Suboxone detox programs—and even takes on high-dose cases that other facilities refuse.

For more information on Novus Medical Detox Center and its opiate/opioid treatment programs, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

About Novus Medical Detox Center:

Novus Medical Detox Center is a Joint Commission Accredited inpatient medical detox facility that 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, Florida, Novus is also licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families and is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs or alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient. By incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishment, Novus tailors the detox process for each patient, putting the 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, cable television and high-speed Internet access. Novus’ expansion is tied to their contribution to their industry and their local community, ranking number 48 on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2014 Fast 50 Awards list of the fastest-growing companies in Tampa Bay, and number 2,936 on the 2014 Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America. For more information, visit http://www.novusdetox.com.

1. Moore. Peter. “Poll Results: Heroin” in Huffington Post polls on YouGov; January 20, 2015. today.yougov.com/news/2015/01/20/poll-results-heroin/

2. Grim, Ryan and Ariel Edwards-Levy. “Science Be Damned: Americans Prefer Broken Method Of Heroin Treatment, Survey Finds”; Huffington Post; February 23, 2015. today.yougov.com/news/2015/01/20/poll-results-heroin/

3. National Institute on Drug Abuse. Overdose Death Rates; February 2015. drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates

4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Prescription Painkiller Overdoses: Use and Abuse of Methadone as a Painkiller”; CDC Vital Signs; July 2012. cdc.gov/vitalsigns/pdf/2012-07-vitalsigns.pdf







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Honolulu HI Drug Detox Center Announces No Charge Drug & Alcohol Detoxification Addiction Help


HONOLULU, HI (PRWEB) October 09, 2013

Medical Drug Detox Center is announcing that immediate, free drug and alcohol detoxification consultations are now available in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Living in Honolulu offers paradise under the swaying palm trees and beautiful beaches, Yet it also can be a trap, for some, who find themselves craving for drugs such as barbiturates, heroin, Darvon and prescription drugs. Some people begin to believe that this is a great way to live. Then a realization hits them that drug detox could offer a better chance at longer life.

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol alone is tough. Support in Honolulu is available for those seeking a simpler way of life. Places like Ku Aloha Ola Mau and The Watershed among those in Honolulu that offer drug detox options.

Honolulu is the county seat of the City and County of Honolulu. It is the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Situated on the island of Oahu, it is known worldwide as a major tourist destination; Honolulu is the main gateway to Hawaii and a major gateway into the United States. It is also a major hub for international business, military defense, as well as famously being host to a diverse variety of east-west and Pacific culture, cuisine, and traditions.

In Honolulu, marijuana, opiates, oxycontin and benzodiazepine addiction turns well-functioning individuals into different people over a period of time. Seeking help in Honolulu to recover from alcoholism is definitely encouraged.

Drug addicts, especially ones using Suboxone, and alcoholics deep in their addiction will seek a “fix” at any price.

Prescription drugs, when taken under medical supervision, help the detox process. Some include Ativan, Librium, Methadone, and Naltrexone. Getting help to detox from drugs and alcohol is available in Honolulu.

For more information on Medical Drug Detox Center, visit http://drugdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.







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Cleveland OH Drug Detox Center Announces No Charge Drug & Alcohol Detoxification Addiction Help


Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 10, 2013

Medical Drug Detox Center is announcing that immediate, free drug and alcohol detoxification consultations are now available in Cleveland, Ohio.

Citizens of Cleveland understand that getting involved with drugs like barbiturates, Darvon, heroin and prescription drugs are not a healthy way to live. Drug detox offers a better solution.

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol alone is tough. Support is available for those seeking a simpler way of life.

Cleveland is the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in Ohio. The city is located in northeastern Ohio on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles west of the Pennsylvania border. It was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, and became a manufacturing center owing to its location on the lake shore, as well as being connected to numerous canals and railroad lines. Cleveland’s economy has diversified sectors that include manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedical. Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Marijuana, opiates, and benzodiazepine addiction turns functioning individuals into almost zombie-like humans. Seeking help when recovering from alcoholism is not a sign of weakness but strength.

Drug addicts, especially ones using Suboxone, and alcoholics in Cleveland deep into their addiction will get their substance fix, and no one can really stop them. They medicate themselves so that life’s issues become secondary and unimportant.

Prescription drugs, when taken under medical supervision, help the drug detox process. Some include Ativan, Librium, Methadone, and Naltrexone. Getting help to detox from drugs and alcohol is available in Cleveland right now.

For more information on Medical Drug Detox Center, visit http://drugdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.