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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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Seattle Treatment Center for Alcohol & Drug Addiction Announced


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 01, 2014

A Seattle treatment center is announcing that it is opening doors for adults and adolescents dealing with alcohol and drug addiction through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.

Statistics from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report reveal that “in 2012, there were 156,000 persons aged 12 or older who had used heroin for the first time within the past 12 months. This estimated number in 2012 was similar to the numbers in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2007 to 2011 (ranging from 106,000 to 187,000), but was higher than the numbers in 2003 and 2006 (92,000 and 90,000, respectively). The 2012 average age at first use among recent heroin initiates aged 12 to 49 was 23.0 years, which was similar to the 2011 estimate (22.1 years).”

Among the drugs that the Seattle Treatment Center can help adults and adolescents become free of include Darvon, Demerol, Darvocet, Dilaudid, Fentanyl, and Klonopin. Alcohol addiction also is addressed, too, as many people will use alcohol as a co-addictive drug. The goal is to help all clients leave with a structure in place for life. People come into these types of centers looking for a new life, and counselors on staff are ready to help.

Entering the Seattle Treatment Center gives clients a new chance to become responsible members of society. They come to find themselves and discover new levels of self-esteem.

Detoxification helps cleanse the body of mind-altering substances. This is overseen by a well-trained medical staff, making sure clients are supported through these initial days free from their drug of choice.

Counseling helps get through life without drugs and alcohol. Adults and adolescents will understand that this is a process, one that is not over in a matter of days. Once people leave the Seattle Treatment Center, outpatient care and support is strongly suggested by counselors. Transitioning back into the “real world” takes time, too, and outpatient treatment allows clients an opportunity to share their victories and struggles with like-minded people.

For more information on the Seattle Treatment Center, visit http://drugsdetox.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.







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Oakland Drug Detox Center Announces New Program Aimed at Stopping Initial Drug Abuse


Oakland, CA (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

An Oakland drug detox center is launching a new program geared toward interrupting people’s tendencies toward abusing drugs after an initial try through Medical Drug Detox Center.

According to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, among persons aged 12 to 49 in 2012, the average age at first use was 16.6 years for PCP, 16.9 years for inhalants, 17.9 years for marijuana, 19.0 years for LSD, 20.0 years for cocaine, 20.3 years for Ecstasy, 22.1 years for stimulants, 22.3 years for pain relievers, 23.0 years for heroin, 23.6 years for tranquilizers, and 26.2 years for sedatives.

Heavy use of drugs like barbiturates, Darvon, Demerol, heroin and prescription drugs are not a healthy way to live. Drug detox offers a better alternative lifestyle.

“Oakland is a major West Coast port city and the busiest port for San Francisco Bay and all of Northern California,” according to a Wikipedia entry. “It is the third largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, the eighth-largest city in the state, and the 47th-largest city in the U.S. with a population at the 2010 census of 390,724. Incorporated in 1852, Oakland is the county seat of Alameda County. It serves as a major transportation hub and trade center for the entire region and is also the principal city of the Bay Area Region known as the East Bay.”

Marijuana, opiates, Oxycontin and benzodiazepine addiction turns functioning individuals into non-functioning ones over time. Seeking help when recovering from alcoholism is not a sign of weakness.

Locations like Friendship House and LifeRing Secular Recovery are among many substance abuse treatment and drug detox locations in Oakland waiting to help people.

Drug addicts, especially ones using Suboxone, and alcoholics deep in their addiction will go to any lengths for their substance.

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

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







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San Francisco CA Drug Detox Center Announces No Charge Drug & Alcohol Detoxification Addiction Help Now Available


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

A San Francisco drug detox center is announcing that immediate, free drug and alcohol detoxification consultations are now available through Medical Drug Detox Center.

People living in San Francisco may think that using a lot of drugs like barbiturates, Darvon, heroin and prescription drugs is a good way to live. Yet there might be an alternative through drug detox.

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

In San Francisco, places like The Sage Project and Walden House are available should individuals be looking for a solid drug detox.

“The only consolidated city-county in California, San Francisco encompasses a land area of about 46.9 square miles on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, giving it a density of about 17,620 people per square mile,” according to a Wikipedia entry. “It is the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California after Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose, and the 14th most populous city in the United States — with a Census-estimated 2012 population of 825,863. The city is also the financial and cultural hub of the larger San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan area, with a population of 8.4 million.”

Marijuana, opiates, oxycontin and benzodiazepine addiction can turn San Franciscans that are functioning and living life to the fullest into ones found in the streets and gutters. Also, if a person needs help from recovering from alcoholism, then it is available too.

Drug addicts, especially ones using Suboxone, and alcoholics deep into their addiction will go to any lengths for their substance.

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

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







LA Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatment Center Increase Efforts to Target Southern California Heroin Epidemic

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 17, 2015

According to Washington’s Top News*, heroin is killing more people in the United States than ever before especially in Los Angeles California. Due to the cheap price and the potency of the drug, heroin customers are younger than ever, as well. Often times, what begins as an addiction to painkillers turns into an addiction to heroin as the individual continues to chase the high. Once prescription drugs become too expensive, those battling addiction tend to resort to cheaper and more easily available drugs like heroin. Right Path Drug Rehab Los Angeles’ network of providers is committed to facilitating the recovery of anyone battling a heroin addiction, who is ready to make the change and receive the help that she or he needs.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention** reports that fatal heroin overdoses have nearly tripled since 2010, and Right Path Drug Rehab Los Angeles is passionate about lowering that statistic. Their network of providers is dedicated to applying as a dual diagnosis treatment to those suffering from heroin addiction. Because addiction is a disease that affects both the body and the mind, greater results are produced by treating both the physical and psychological aspects of each patient’s addiction, rather than just putting them through a detox program by itself.

In efforts to lower this frightening statistic, this drug rehab center in Los Angeles is reaching out to their extensive network throughout Southern California in hopes to find those battling heroin addiction. Since their efforts began, they have seen an increase in patients who use Heroin in Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley and other cities in Orange County like Huntington Beach. Not only have they increased their efforts to reach out to those suffering from this addiction, but Right Path Drug Rehab has restructured their addiction treatment program to successfully treat those in their center.

To help those who are suffering from heroin addiction, it is imperative for each patient to undergo detox at the beginning of recovery because it causes the brain to tell the body that it is no longer dependent on daily substance abuse. Right Path Drug Rehab Los Angeles guides each individual through a medically induced detox. Compassionate and experienced physicians administer non-addictive medication to ensure a relaxing detox. The medication is stabilizing and regulated in order to maintain the comfort and safety of every patient throughout the process.

Right Path Drug Rehab Los Angeles understands that each patient’s experience with heroin addiction is different than experiences had by others who are trying to break the substance abuse cycle. As such, they are dedicated to designing custom addiction treatment programs for each individual patient in order to foster lasting sobriety and establish relapse prevention techniques. When someone is ready to make a serious change in her or his life, the first step is to call one of Right Path Drug Rehab Los Angeles’ intake coordinators to discuss the assessments and tests that will help them design an individual addiction recovery program based on personal needs, addiction history, and severity of addiction.

The most common signs and symptoms* that manifest when someone is struggling with heroin abuse are: sudden changes in behavior, sleepiness, nausea, slurred speech, itchiness, and hallucinations. If someone you love is exhibiting these traits, call an intake coordinator from Right Path Drug Rehab Los Angeles today to discuss the next steps regarding treatment. Their network of providers offers treatment to those suffering from all manner of alcohol and drug addiction, and even if heroin is not the problem, their intake coordinators are able to place each individual in a program that fits her or his needs. Call (888) 539-6947 today to speak with an experienced representative who will be able to assess what options are best for you or someone you love.


http://wtop.com/local/2015/03/dealing-death-heroin-epidemic/slide/7/
* http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db190.htm




$3 million center for treating veterans with PTSD and addiction opens in Upstate New York

Saranac Lake, NY (PRWEB) March 23, 2015

After over a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 300,000 veterans have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is often accompanied by depression and substance abuse. To begin to address this national imperative, St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers has constructed the Col. C. David Merkel, MD Veterans Residence for the treatment of addiction and PTSD, one of just three such facilities in New York State.

St. Joseph’s established its 10,000-square-foot facility on their deeply forested 26-acre campus in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains with funding from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, (OASAS), and support from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

The $ 3 million facility has the capacity to treat 25 male veterans who will be in treatment for up to a year. OASAS also provides the larger portion of the facility’s $ 1 million annual operating budget.

“Even those we look to as our symbols of strength, our veterans, are not immune to this disease (addiction),” OASAS Executive Deputy Commissioner Sean Byrne stated in his dedication address. “The Merkel Residence is breaking new ground in treating PTSD and addiction simultaneously while being aware of the triggers and vulnerabilities of military trauma survivors.”

St. Joseph’s veterans’ services include trauma-informed therapeutic approaches, recreation and sober socialization skills, physical health restoration and somatic therapies, reintegration with family and community, educational and vocational assistance training, and family therapy and support. There is also a strong emphasis on assisting in the renewal of the family unit.

The formal dedication of the facility occurred near the time of the program’s first graduate. John C. is now pursuing studies in political science at the State University of New York, Oswego and relates, “Before coming here, I completed a 28 day program elsewhere, but it just didn’t take. St. Joe’s program had all the components, not just the addiction part, but handling the PTSD, parenting, getting my VA benefits in order, spirituality, all of it. My life was like a puzzle with the pieces spread all over the floor. This program helped me to put it back together.”

Veterans from all states and with all categories of discharges are considered for acceptance.

The coming together as a cadre, forming a familiar culture, has been demonstrated to be of significant importance to veteran healing. As Bob Ross, St. Joseph’s President and CEO notes, “One of the outcomes we are particularly pleased with is, that in addition to meaningful positive behavioral change, the men have joined to support each other as a unit similar to when they were in service to their country.”

Ross also shares that, “All St. Joseph’s staff, from clinicians, to administrators, to support personnel, have received training in trauma-informed awareness.” At its core, a trauma-informed approach can be defined as how an agency thinks about and responds to those who have experienced, or may be at risk for experiencing trauma.

In addition to the veterans supporting each other, businesses in the surrounding communities of Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and Lake Placid have generously donated new equipment and furnishings, including local vets providing the labor to install air conditioning throughout the facility.

Numerous dignitaries attended the facility’s opening, including Congressman Bill Owens, Representative for New York’s 21st Congressional District, and State Senator Betty Little (45th Senate District).

In her remarks, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, of New York’s 115th Assembly District, noted, “In the last five or six weeks I have received more phone calls from veterans and or their families than I have received in the last few years and I don’t know why, but I do know that I was able to say to them, ‘Hang on. Help is on the way,” referring to St. Joseph’s new program.

“The majority of our Residents served during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and the two Gulf Wars,” says Veterans Program Director, Zach Randolph, an Army veteran with an 11-year career of both active duty and Reserve components. “But we also have a small number of men who fought in Vietnam, a time when PTSD and related mental health disorders were less recognized.”

For over four decades, St. Joseph’s has served as a leader in addiction treatment with a highly favorable, supported by outcome studies, rate of sustained sobriety.

Among the agency’s keys to success include its emphasis on spirituality as a major component of recovery, and the core belief in the inherent dignity and worth of each individual.

St. Joseph’s established the first Family Program in the State, and most recently has invested a significant level of resources to treat young people seeking to recover from heroin and opioid addiction.

The agency was also one of the first health care organizations in New York to create an internal curriculum to help employees explore their potential and to prepare as future leaders for internal succession. St. Joseph’s program, the Leadership Academy, runs for 12 months, with an average of ten staff in each class.

St. Joseph’s received designation as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York in 2009, 2011, 2014, and 2015.

The Agency is located in Saranac Lake, NY, a village long associated with healing, having been the center for worldwide tuberculosis research and care from 1873 until the end of WWII. In addition, Lake Placid, the site of both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games, is located within ten miles of St. Joseph’s main campus.

For additional information regarding St. Joseph’s new veterans’ addiction and PTSD treatment program, contact Jim Grant at (518) 891-3950 ext. 248, or visit http://www.stjoestreatment.org.

About St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers

Founded in 1971, St. Joseph’s, based in Saranac Lake, NY, is a leader in the addiction treatment field having provided substance abuse treatment for over 12,000 men, women, and their families. St. Joseph’s comprehensive continuum of care includes Inpatient, Outpatient, and Aftercare facilities, and the 4,000 members of the Fellowship – St. Joseph’s alumni/ae organization. St. Joseph’s received designation as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York in 2009, 2011, 2014, and 2015.

Contact Information

Jim Grant, Communications Director

St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers

jgrant(at)stjoestreatment(dot)org

http://www.stjoestreatment.org

(518) 891-3950 ext. 248







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Teen Rehab Center CEO Releases Answers to Top Five Questions on Prescription Drug Abuse


Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 02, 2014

Prescription drugs are the second-most abused type of drug, after marijuana. The abuse of prescription drugs has risen by 33 percent since 2008, putting more and more teens in danger. Yet, due to a lack of education, this issue is continually overlooked.

Eighty percent of parents talk with their teens about the dangers of common street drugs, but only 15 percent address the dangers of prescription drug abuse with their kids. In order to help parents better understand the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among teens, Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has answered the five most common questions posed by parents.

1. How dangerous is prescription drug abuse? “In short, extremely,” said Patout. “More teens die from prescription drug overdoses than from heroin and cocaine combined. Prescription drugs are just too easy for teens to access. Sixty percent of teens who abuse these drugs have free access to them via friends and relatives. Parents must realize the commonality of this issue and learn how to take the proper precautions against it.”

2. Which prescription drugs are commonly abused? “Prescriptions for opioid painkillers like Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet and morphine have skyrocketed in the last decade,” said Patout. “According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, 5 million of the 7 million people who reported abusing prescription drugs said they were abusing a pain reliever. Additionally, Benzodiazepines like Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium are also massively overprescribed and stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD have escalated in use greatly. Many of these drugs are prescribed unnecessarily for small problems. The excess of these drugs in the hands of teenagers leads to abuse of them.”

3. What if my teen is prescribed a pain reliever or ADHD medication? “The key to dealing with these drugs is monitoring them when they are in the home,” said Patout. “Parents need to keep track of the pills as the teen takes them and not leave extras in the house. It is a good idea to lock up all prescription drugs in the home, even those prescribed to kids. If a parent feels their teen is falsely claiming to be suffering from pain in order to obtain a pain reliever, they should consult a medical professional immediately.”

4. What are “pill parties? “Pill parties are gatherings where teens each bring an assortment of pills,” said Patout. “The pills are then piled together and attendees help themselves. Also called ‘skittles parties’ or ‘pharm parties,’ these gatherings are incredibly dangerous. Teens don’t know what they are taking and could be ingesting lethal combinations of drugs. Sometimes, they will mix alcohol with the drugs, only serving to increase their risk of an overdose. These parties point to the rampant amount of prescription drugs available today.”

5. What should I do if I discover my son or daughter abusing prescription drugs? “The first step is for parents to know the signs of prescription drug abuse so they can keep an eye out for them,” said Patout. “These include changes in appetite, grades, sleeping patterns, mood, personal hygiene and energy level. Side effects will vary depending on what they are taking. If a parent confirms their teenager is abusing prescription drugs, they should explain that prescription drugs are not safe just because a doctor prescribed them. If they believe the drug use is habitual and becoming destructive, it is important to consult a health professional or a teen rehabilitation center. Prescription drug abuse should not be ignored or taken lightly.”

For more information on teen drug addiction and recovery, please visit http://www.newbeginningsshc.com/ or contact a New Beginnings representative at 888-706-1870.

About New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center

New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has been helping teens overcome addiction for more than 30 years. New Beginnings offers a continuum of care for inpatient treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs, and works with private insurance providers to find the lowest costs for their patients. For more information, visit http://www.newbeginningsteenhelp.com.