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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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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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$14.4 Billion Annual Price Tag: Suncoast Rehab Center Questions Harsh Sentencing of Juvenile Drug and Alcohol Offenders


Spring Hill, FL (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

A report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University states that four out of five children and teens who are arrested in the U.S. and enter state juvenile justice systems either test positive for drugs, admit to substance abuse problems, are under the influence of drugs or alcohol when committing their crimes, or have some combination of these factors. Despite this high incidence of substance-related juvenile crime, only 3.6% of these 10 to 17 year-olds receive any form of substance abuse treatment. (1)

Suncoast Rehabilitation Center questions this approach, and asserts that the lack of treatment and added stress of overcrowded, hostile conditions feed into a cycle of delinquency, incarceration and drug addiction, and for many juvenile offenders, lead to a lifetime of substance abuse and related crime.

According to the CASA report, of the 2.4 million minors arrested who enter the juvenile justice system, 53.9% tested positive for drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines and opiates, at the time of their arrest. Another 37.8% admit being under the influence of alcohol at the time of their crime. Forty-four percent arrested in the year prior to the report met the clinical criteria of substance abuse or dependence, compared to 7.4% of non-arrested juveniles. Nearly 27% met the criteria of addiction, compared to only 3.4% of their non-arrested peers. (2)

The nation’s juvenile justice system, once seen as a rehabilitative pathway out of crime for young offenders, is failing children and teens who have substance abuse problems. Many of these juveniles pose no threat to public safety. They may have been neglected or abused by parents and caregivers; suffer from learning disabilities; live in dangerous, crime-ridden neighborhoods; or have slipped through the cracks at school. In decades past, their arrests for drug or property-related crimes might have served as a first step to receiving the help they need—but no longer. Rather than steering these juveniles away from a lifetime of crime and addiction, the juvenile justice system’s failure to address this overarching problem actually leads them straight into it.

“Substance abuse is unquestionably linked to juvenile crime, yet only a small fraction of youth actually receive treatment for their addiction and its underlying causes,” said Tammy Strickling, Executive Director of Suncoast Rehabilitation Center. “Instead of receiving help, these children are treated as criminals. Allowing this pattern to continue will bring untold negative effects, not only to the lives of the youth and their families, but to society as a whole, as the monetary and social costs associated with juvenile crime continue to spiral upward.”

Society benefits when non-violent teen and adult offenders receive treatment, but in the U.S., drug and alcohol abuse treatment for those in the justice system is rare, while rates of and costs associated with incarceration continue to climb. The CASA report found that juvenile justice systems cost Americans $ 14.4 billion per year in law enforcement, courts, incarceration and other costs. “By working instead to treat youth offenders with substance abuse problems, we could prevent future substance-involved crimes and save billions,” said Strickling. In fact, preventing crimes and incarceration of just 12% of juveniles currently in the system would result in 5.9 million fewer crimes, over 60,000 fewer inmates, and a combined total of $ 18 billion in criminal justice and health costs savings and employment benefits. (1)

Strickling maintains that teens and youth with substance abuse problems who do not present a threat to public safety need help—not incarceration. Addiction often begins at a young age, and left untreated, carries into adulthood. Arrests for drug offenses and other non-violent crimes are overwhelming state prison systems across the country—so much so that the U.S. has become the world leader in incarceration, with over 2.2 million people in prison or jail—a 500% increase over the past 30 years. (3)

“A complete overhaul of the juvenile justice system is overdue, especially as it relates to drug and alcohol addiction,” Strickling said. “These kids deserve a second chance. Diagnosing and treating their problems, and providing health care, education and job training, would produce a far greater return on our investment than simply putting drug and alcohol-dependent youth behind bars.”

Suncoast Rehab Center encourages treatment for individuals struggling with addition to drugs, alcohol or other substances through a drug rehabilitation program that can adequately address each aspect of the person’s addiction.

For more information about Suncoast Rehab Center’s programs, visit http://www.suncoastrehabcenter.com/?kmas=324 or call 877-780-2641.

About Suncoast Rehab Center:

Located in Spring Hill, Florida, with an average 76% success rate, Suncoast Rehab Center provides long-term residential treatment, intensive physical detoxification, life skills and cognitive therapy and counseling. Suncoast is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families, and was recently awarded a 100% inspection score for the fifth year in a row. Suncoast has a mission to educate youth and adults about drugs and the dangers of drugs, with the aim of preventing future drug use and abuse. Suncoast handles the physical deficiencies, weakness and problems created through drug use, without the use of additional drugs. Clients are helped to uncover the issues that led to their drug use through counseling, therapy and life skills that put the client back in control of his/her life and future. Suncoast’s purpose in drug rehabilitation is to heal the whole person and give the person tools and education to remain drug-free. For more information, visit http://www.suncoastrehabcenter.com/?kmas=324.

1.    “Treatment Could Reduce Costs of Juvenile Crime;” About Health, Updated April 29, 2014; accessed March 23, 2015. alcoholism.about.com/od/teens/a/blcasa041007_2.htm.

2.    “Criminal Neglect: Substance Abuse, Juvenile Justice and The Children Left Behind;” The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, October, 2004; accessed March 23, 2015. casacolumbia.org/addiction-research/reports/substance-abuse-juvenile-justive-children-left-behind.

3.    “Incarceration;” The Sentencing Project; accessed March 23, 2015 sentencingproject.org/template/page.cfm?id=107.







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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.







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Scottsdale, AZ Drug Rehab Expands Opiate Addiction Treatment Options


(PRWEB) March 21, 2015

Scottsdale Recovery Center, a gender-specific male/female substance abuse treatment center, announced this week the launch of an expanded drug rehab option for opiate users. Taking a firm stance toward a growing nationwide epidemic, the program aims to provide a more integrative and effective treatment option for young adults struggling with narcotic pain pills, heroin and other opiate based substances.

Says facility co-founder, Chris Cohn, “It’s absolutely tragic to see what’s going on over the past few years; what starts off in the form of taking a few pain pills from the medicine cabinet ends up as a full blown heroin addiction which, all too often ends in the form of a deadly overdose.”

The program, which is in addition to other targeted addiction treatments offered, focuses on providing a number of expanded clinical services shown to be very effective in the long term treatment of opiate and heroin addiction. Coupled is a corresponding medical detoxification process which further enables the client to more effectively transition into an intensive treatment plan.

Given the broad landscape of drug rehab centers throughout the State of Arizona, Scottsdale Recovery Center creates such targeted addiction treatment options in a manner of which is often less costly than other comparable facilities. States Alex Salcedo, co-owner and CEO of SRC, “SRC is actually among the least expensive treatment centers of its kind throughout the entire Western US, and with private insurance being accepted 90% of the time, it’s realistically conceivable that one could experience the entire course of treatment for no more than just a couple thousand dollars out of pocket.” Cohn adds, “There’s a reason why were less expensive than most drug treatment centers of our caliber, and that’s solely because we want to help the most people possible, period.”

Most clients taking part in the opiate program are coming in with addictions to one or more of the following: Oxycontin, Vicodin/hydrocodone, Percocet/oxycodone, Norco, Dilaudid, heroin and others.

Scottsdale Recovery Center has been in operation since 2006 and provides the entire array of treatment services including; intervention, medical detox, residential/primary treatment, intensive outpatient, sober living, aftercare, family therapy & guidance and more. They offer a number of locations just northwest of Paradise Valley and while they do offer both male and female treatment options, all locations are in fact gender-specific.

Additional programs are offered for cocaine, marijuana, crystal/methamphetamine, alcoholism and several others.

For more information on the opiate recovery program or otherwise, contact treatment support staff at SRC 7 days a week at (888) 309-3385. Additional information is also available on the company website at http://www.scottsdalerecovery.com.

In an effort to further set themselves apart in terms of integrity and accountability, the program utilizes a stringent and unbiased 3rd party addiction treatment consumer review service. To view more information as well as authenticated unbiased client reviews visit: http://www.addiction-rehab-reviews.org/scottsdale-recovery-center-phoenix-az-drug-rehabs.







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




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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.







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Scottsdale, AZ Drug Rehab Expands Opiate Addiction Treatment Options


(PRWEB) March 21, 2015

Scottsdale Recovery Center, a gender-specific male/female substance abuse treatment center, announced this week the launch of an expanded drug rehab option for opiate users. Taking a firm stance toward a growing nationwide epidemic, the program aims to provide a more integrative and effective treatment option for young adults struggling with narcotic pain pills, heroin and other opiate based substances.

Says facility co-founder, Chris Cohn, “It’s absolutely tragic to see what’s going on over the past few years; what starts off in the form of taking a few pain pills from the medicine cabinet ends up as a full blown heroin addiction which, all too often ends in the form of a deadly overdose.”

The program, which is in addition to other targeted addiction treatments offered, focuses on providing a number of expanded clinical services shown to be very effective in the long term treatment of opiate and heroin addiction. Coupled is a corresponding medical detoxification process which further enables the client to more effectively transition into an intensive treatment plan.

Given the broad landscape of drug rehab centers throughout the State of Arizona, Scottsdale Recovery Center creates such targeted addiction treatment options in a manner of which is often less costly than other comparable facilities. States Alex Salcedo, co-owner and CEO of SRC, “SRC is actually among the least expensive treatment centers of its kind throughout the entire Western US, and with private insurance being accepted 90% of the time, it’s realistically conceivable that one could experience the entire course of treatment for no more than just a couple thousand dollars out of pocket.” Cohn adds, “There’s a reason why were less expensive than most drug treatment centers of our caliber, and that’s solely because we want to help the most people possible, period.”

Most clients taking part in the opiate program are coming in with addictions to one or more of the following: Oxycontin, Vicodin/hydrocodone, Percocet/oxycodone, Norco, Dilaudid, heroin and others.

Scottsdale Recovery Center has been in operation since 2006 and provides the entire array of treatment services including; intervention, medical detox, residential/primary treatment, intensive outpatient, sober living, aftercare, family therapy & guidance and more. They offer a number of locations just northwest of Paradise Valley and while they do offer both male and female treatment options, all locations are in fact gender-specific.

Additional programs are offered for cocaine, marijuana, crystal/methamphetamine, alcoholism and several others.

For more information on the opiate recovery program or otherwise, contact treatment support staff at SRC 7 days a week at (888) 309-3385. Additional information is also available on the company website at http://www.scottsdalerecovery.com.

In an effort to further set themselves apart in terms of integrity and accountability, the program utilizes a stringent and unbiased 3rd party addiction treatment consumer review service. To view more information as well as authenticated unbiased client reviews visit: http://www.addiction-rehab-reviews.org/scottsdale-recovery-center-phoenix-az-drug-rehabs.