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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.







Narcan Revives Victims of Potentially Fatal Overdose, but Cannot Curb Addictive Behaviors; Harbor Village Detox Introduces Incentive Program for Substance Use Disorders

USA (PRWEB) April 13, 2015

The addiction treatment industry is holding Naloxone and Narcan in high regard, based upon its recent performance to resuscitate victims of opiate overdoses. Narcan is a drug which temporarily reverses the deadly effect of fatal overdoses. Addiction professionals are hopeful Narcan will give drug addicts a new perspective on life after revival- but most addiction specialists assert Narcan alone will be unable to reverse the physical and mental effects of addiction. “Narcan is a sign addiction treatment is necessary, but it is not addiction treatment itself,” states a medical associate of Harbor Village Detox. Harbor Village Detox, an inpatient medical detox center, is introducing incentive based programs for victims of drug overdoses.

Cohasset reported on April 2nd victims resuscitated by Narcan are largely unchanged once they’ve been revived. Further commenting on the crutch of Narcan, Cohasset states, “Fighting addiction with [Narcan] isn’t an answer to the problem, medical professionals agree. It’s a Band Aid.”

Harbor Village Detox, a national inpatient medical detox center, asserts victims of substance use disorders are capable of fully recovering from addiction with highly specialized treatment. The instrumental directors pioneering the Southern Florida addiction treatment industry, are introducing life incentive programs for recovering victims of drug overdoses. The facility asserts it is not enough to be saved from a fatal overdose, nor undergo the entirety of drug and alcohol treatment without a clear bearing of life after addiction- or Narcan. A medical associate states, “Narcan is saving lives- and that’s what we’re supposed to do- but this drug is not the end-all solution to addiction treatment. Although we can save lives from overdose, victims with untreated substance use disorders must go to addiction treatment if they want the disease of addiction to be redressed. In terms of treating addiction, Narcan does nothing but give victims another shot at life- and hopefully a wake-up call.”

The drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility encourages victims of overdose to enroll in their specialized inpatient medical detox program to safeguard their lives after treatment. The facility provides expert life coaching services in their incentive program, helping recovering patients to construct goals for the future to solidify their treatment therapy. Incentives include job placement, housing programs in sober living communities, educational scholarships, career training programs, and life coaching.

Harbor Village Detox is dedicated to providing the pinnacle of drug and alcohol treatment services on a national level. What started as a local detox facility has expanded to encompass the full spectrum of addiction treatment nationwide. Patients are guaranteed 24/7 continual medical and psychiatric health care in a close knit family environment. Recovering victims benefit from group and intensive therapy- which is not typically offered from other detox facilities.

For more information about the inpatient medical detox facility, Harbor VIllage Detox, visit http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call Harbor Village Detox directly 1-855-290-4261.







Bill Proposes Miami Gardens to Implement Needle Exchange Program in South Florida; Harbor Village Detox Supports the Bill and Comments on Dangers of HIV

USA (PRWEB) April 08, 2015

It’s no secret Florida is home to thousands of drug users suffering from untreated addiction. A bill currently being reviewed by the government officials of Florida are deliberating whether or not to introduce needle exchange programs into the state. Needle exchange programs provide the populace with clean needles in exchange for dirty ones- no questions asked. Exchange programs are a point of harm reduction techniques to keep drug users and the general population safe from infectious diseases like HIV and hepatitis C. According to Health News Florida on March 23rd over 30 states on the nation are already implementing needle exchange programs. With Florida ranking among the top in the nation for substance abuse problems, the sunshine state seems late in adopting these policies.

Harbor Village Detox is an inpatient medical detox drug and alcohol treatment facility located in South Florida. The treatment center provides the entire state of Florida with drug and alcohol addiction treatment services, and often flies patients from other parts of the country in to receive life saving drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Harbor Village Detox supports harm reduction measures like needle exchange programs, and suggests such means protect addiction specialists when victims of substance use disorders finally get treatment for their medical and mental disease of addiction.

An associate comments, “Setting up medically preventive options for drug users is critical to protect them from what we can. Although addiction is a disease which gets worse every day it is left untreated, offering programs like needle exchanges help reduce health risks like HIV. When victims of addiction finally do get the treatment they need, our priority also must be to protect medical workers who specialize in the field of addiction from contracting communicable diseases. It may seem counter intuitive to provide users with the tools to use- and thereby stagnate their recovery- they’re going to use whether you want them to or not. So like providing high schoolers with condoms, we may as well give them a means of safely doing so, until they’re ready to get help.”

Harbor Village Detox specializes in inpatient medical detox. Their first priority is to safely guide patients through the potentially excruciating process of withdrawal. Patients recover within the safety of a 24/7 medically monitored facility, receiving pharmacological therapy around the clock, in addition to psychiatric services. Harbor Village Detox provides patients with an entry point for intensive therapy, and encourages residents to participate in group therapy and take advantage of life coaching services to ensure treatment after detox.

For more information on the inpatient medical detox facility, Harbor VIllage Detox, visit http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call Harbor Village Detox directly 1-855-290-4261.







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Man Speaks Out on His Experience with Best Drug Rehabilitation Program


Manistee, Michigan (PRWEB) April 11, 2015

Located in Manistee, MI, Best Drug Rehabilitation takes a very different approach to recovery from substance abuse. By offering options in the treatment of addiction, the Best Drug Rehabilitation recovery program is effective for anybody who needs help in overcoming addiction, even those who have made previous attempts at recovery.

“I, myself, went to four different treatment centers and I never got it right,” comments Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “Each treatment center only had one modality or trademark or type of treatment, and it didn’t work for me. When I sat down with Best Drug Rehabilitation, I decided ‘Let’s give an individual a choice to find out what actually works for the individual’, instead of me or some other treatment center or some counselor telling him how he’s got to get sober.”

How Patient Stephen Got Sober Through Best Drug Rehabilitation

The program at Best Drug Rehabilitation has been successful for many patients where other treatment centers have failed. Stephen R. from Glendale Heights, IL, said in an interview that he had been to over a dozen treatment programs and was unimpressed with the results that he had been getting.

“I was looking for something different, and this was the answer,” Stephen said in that same interview, a video of which can be seen on the recovery center’s YouTube channel. “I’m glad I came. This helped to give me the courage and the ability and the tools to face life head-on.”

In the treatment of drug abuse and alcoholism, Best Drug Rehabilitation allows the patients there to create a personalized program, with guidance from the professional substance abuse counselors and case managers, helping them to realize the personal responsibility that they have in their successful recovery. It also leads to a more effective program that fits the needs of the individual patient, which, in turn, leads to a lower relapse rate. The directors of Best Drug Rehabilitation believe that there are more ways than one to reach the goal of living a drug and alcohol free lifestyle.

For more information see our site or call us at 231-887-4590.

See full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2q1GU_7FYc







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Nursing Professor Bonnie Franckowiak to Present Research in March on Effect of Self-Efficacy on Treatment Outcomes of Methadone Program Patients


Takoma Park, Md. (PRWEB) January 27, 2015

Professor Bonnie Franckowiak, who teaches graduate nursing courses in the Washington Adventist University (WAU) School of Graduate and Professional Studies, will present research on the treatment outcomes for addicts in a methadone program at the 17th Annual Conference of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle, Washington, March 24-28.

Franckowiak’s presentation is on “The Effect of Self-Efficacy on Treatment Outcomes of Clients Enrolled in a Methadone Maintenance Program in Rural Maryland.” Methadone is a synthetic opioid that is most commonly used to treat heroin and morphine addiction by keeping patients from experiencing the symptoms of withdrawal and reducing their physical cravings for the street drugs.

In addition, Franckowiak’s work will be featured in two upcoming poster presentations:

(1)    “Improving Self-Esteem Among Opiate-Addicted Patients on Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT),” which will be featured at the 2015 Conference of The American Association for the Treatment of Opiate Disorders (AATOD) at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 28 – April 1; and

(2)    “A Survey of Primary Care Nurse Practitioner’s Self-Efficacy Regarding Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT),” to be featured at the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium (NNPS), Keystone Conference Center in Keystone, Colorado, from July 9-12.

Franckowiak was also recently published by the NASN School Nurse (National Association of School Nurses). Her article, “Performance-Enhancing Drugs and the High School Athlete,” appeared online on December 22, 2014 and is available at http://nas.sagepub.com. The article will appear in print in February 2015.

A certified family nurse practitioner and certified addictions registered nurse-advanced practice, Franckowiak lives in Ellicott City, Md. She earned her B.S.N. degree in 1975 from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York; her M.S.N. degree in 1984 from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi; and her D.N.P. in 2014 from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Students in the Master of Science in Nursing Education program at WAU can register for one of Franckowiak’s courses in the next session of the graduate evening program, which starts the week of March 8. For more information, call 301-891-4092 or apply at https://www.wau.edu/graduate-studies.

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Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County’s only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. A total of 1,080 students of all faiths participate in the university’s eight graduate and 32 undergraduate programs. The 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.

Media Contacts:

Angie Crews, 301-891-4134, acrews(at)wau(dot)edu

Donna Bigler, 240-286-1169, dbigler(at)wau(dot)edu







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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.