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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://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db190.htm


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.


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.