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Best Drug Rehabilitation Gives Back to the Community Through Local Habitat for Humanity


Manistee, Michigan (PRWEB) April 13, 2015

On Saturday, March 28, 2015, a volunteer team comprised of staff and patients from Best Drug Rehabilitation, an open-ended results-based substance abuse recovery center, helped out the local Manistee, MI chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The team members removed and transported furniture that was donated to Habitat for Humanity, which will be used to help local families in need, to a storage facility for future use.

“The recovery program at Best Drug Rehabilitation focuses intently on learning how to give back to the community,” commented Veronica Johnson, Best Drug Rehabilitation’s Executive Director. “Through various forms of volunteer work, such as the help that our team gave to Habitat for Humanity today, we are able to give positive reinforcement to some of those concepts that our treatment program tries to instill in our patients. Additionally, the feeling that we get when we help others in need is a great morale booster for everyone that participates.”

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that aims to provide affordable quality housing to those in need. The majority of construction is accomplished through volunteer efforts, such as the help given by the Best Drug Rehabilitation staff and patients, and the bulk of funding is provided through corporate donations and the housing recipients’ mortgage payments, which go directly back into the Habitat account to help pay for additional construction. A minimal amount of these funds are used for administrative costs.

“Part of the Best Drug Rehabilitation philosophy is getting rid of the old selfish ways of thinking,” said BDR’s founder and CEO Per Wickstrom. “By offering their time, effort and compassion in helping out those families in need, our patients are not only doing the community a great service, but are also making great strides on their individual paths to recovery from addiction.”

For more information visit http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com.







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Latest Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Focuses on Opiate Abuse Facts


(PRWEB) July 23, 2014

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is focusing on a topic that is quickly becoming among the most important of all drug and addiction-related dialogues: opiate abuse facts.

The Best Drug Rehabilitation blog post on opiate abuse facts highlights:


An overview of opiates, and why they’re considered “the mother of all Schedule II drugs”
The two most commonly abused types of opiates: morphine and codeine
Common misconceptions between opiates and opioids

“Opiates are among the most addictive and dangerous drugs available today,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “Tragically, many individuals — especially young people – have no idea what they’re getting into when they experiment with opiates. They think that they can remain in control, but it’s a delusion. Before long, many of them are doctor shopping, stealing pills from family members and friends, and living the painful, often unbearable life of an addict that typically, if untreated, winds up in the emergency ward, in jail, or in the morgue.”

Added Per Wickstrom: “However, as I noted, treatment is the best and, frankly, the only answer for addicts. With the right kind of medical care, combined with compassionate support, they can not only break free of their addiction and get sober, but they can living a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life than they ever dreamed possible!”

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “Opiate Abuse Facts” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/opiate-abuse-facts/.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/.







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Lawrence Taylor & Per Wickstrom Discuss the Drug Rehabilitation & Recovery Process


Battle Creek, Michigan (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

On November 24, 2014, Per Wickstrom had an opportunity to interview retired NFL All-Pro Lawrence Taylor to discuss the problem of substance abuse and the solutions that are offered by treatment. Taylor, through his own history of drug abuse and recovery, gives a unique first-person perspective on addiction and the rehabilitation process.

Nicknamed “L.T.” by his teammates on the New York Giants, Taylor’s early career was almost cut short by the league due to failed drug tests, yet he was able to straighten out long enough to make a mark in football history. Now known as one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history, L.T. quickly rose to fame. After retirement, however, he experienced the downward spiral into drug abuse that, ultimately, led him to where he is today. He now takes advantage of every opportunity to help others in recovery by sharing his story and giving encouragement in the struggle to overcome addiction.

How LT Got Sober

“Drugs, alcohol, all of it – it gets you to a point where you are no longer in control, the drug is in control,” Taylor recalls of his own experience. “I did have the tools to stop doing drugs, it was all inside me, and it took me going to a rehab to bring it out. It got to a point that sobriety was my thing, that was something that nobody could take away from me but myself.”

As the CEO of drug and alcohol treatment centers, Per appreciates any chance that he has to speak with those who, like himself, have faced and overcome their addictions. Inviting people like L.T. to speak to those in recovery is a great source of inspiration and encouragement for them. As Per says, “Giving back is the key to sobriety.”

See full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3FCO8HgxhQ







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New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Asks: What are the Most Addictive Painkillers?


(PRWEB) April 08, 2014

Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is asking a critically important and timely question in its latest blog post: What are the most additive painkillers?

“Many people still believe that drug abuse and drug addiction only refer to illicit drugs, such as cocaine, heroin and so on,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, there is a prescription drug abuse problem happening in our country that is, without question, of epidemic proportions, and affecting people from all walks of like, and of all ages – from children to seniors.”

According to the Best Drug Rehabilitation blog post, opioids remain the most abused prescription painkillers. Opioids relieve pain by minimizing the pain signals in the brain, plus they can create a feeling of euphoria. However, the body requires more and more of the drug to achieve a desired state of physical and emotional wellness, which is what leads to a spiralling path of addiction. Some commonly used – and unfortunately, commonly abused – opioids include (but is not limited to):


Vicodin
Methadone
Dilaudid
Duragesic
Demerol
Percoce
Propoxyphene
Oxymorphone
Oxycodone HCL
Meperidine
Hydromorphone
Bitartrate
Fentanyl
Hydrocodone

Added Per Wickstrom: “Individuals who are addicted or are concerned that they may be heading down that road can get the professional, compassionate help they need through inpatient treatment programs. Their family members and loved ones who desperately want to help an addict can also call a qualified and certified treatment facility to learn how they can be part of the solution.”

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog entitled “What are the Most Addictive Painkillers?” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/what-are-the-most-addictive-painkillers/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/.







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Best Drug Rehabilitation Now Offering Drug Facts & Treatment Resources on Website


(PRWEB) February 20, 2015

Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is now offering Drug Facts & Treatment resources on its website.

The Drug Facts & Treatment resources include fact-based articles on commonly abused substances, including Percocet, Xanax, Vicodin, crack cocaine and marijuana. These articles highlight key reasons why these substances are so addictive, common signs and symptoms that loved ones can look for in order to potentially detect abuse or addiction, and information on rehabilitation options that typically include some form of in-patient care.

At the same time, as with all content on the Best Drug Rehabilitation website, the information is provided in clear, jargon-free language, and takes a compassionate rather than judgmental approach to substance abuse and addiction.

“It’s difficult and sometimes even impossible for loved ones of an addict to understand, but no matter what they may say or do, individuals who are suffering from addiction are truly in pain and spiraling downwards on a daily basis,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “It’s our hope that these resources on our website will help individuals who may have a problem, and especially their family members and other loved ones, learn about the facts, symptoms and treatment methods available before it’s too late.”

Best Drug Rehabilitation’s new Drug Facts & Treatment section is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/resources.

For more information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







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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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Best Drug Rehabilitation Helps Pennsylvania Musician to Overcome Addiction


Manistee, Michigan (PRWEB) April 06, 2015

Best Drug Rehabilitation, an open-ended, holistic, results-based substance abuse treatment center located in Manistee, MI, sees patients from all over the country, with different backgrounds and cultural identities. Recently, a young musician from Pennsylvania, Cody C., found his way to the recovery facility, seeking help in his struggle with addiction to opiates.

“Addiction does not discriminate against any race, religion, occupation or gender,” comments Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “Likewise, addiction is not bound by geography. Addiction can take anybody. And, so, we also take anybody. Our program, which is adaptable to the needs of any person, is effective for anybody that needs help with the fight against their addiction.”

The treatment program at Best Drug Rehabilitation has many options that the patients can choose from, with guidance from the professional substance abuse treatment counselors and case managers employed there. The result is a personalized program that addresses the physical and psychological aspects of drug and alcohol abuse and also helps the patient to realize the personal responsibilities that they hold in life and in their recovery. Of all of the options that Cody C. selected, Music Therapy was his favorite, which is understandable since he is already a very talented singer and songwriter.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation’s Music Program

“I came to this place because they have a music program,” Cody says in an interview, a video of which was recently released by Best Drug Rehabilitation. “I thought I was more creative when I was high, but that’s not very true. I wrote more songs in the time that I’ve been here than I have in my entire life.”

Even as far as Pennsylvania, California, Florida, and every corner of the country, Best Drug Rehabilitation reaches its hand out to welcome anyone who might be struggling to overcome an addiction. The effective program and the caring, compassionate staff at the recovery center make all of the patients there, no matter where they are from, feel as if they have come home.

See full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnDemEL44AI







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Latest Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Focuses on Opiate Abuse Facts


(PRWEB) July 23, 2014

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is focusing on a topic that is quickly becoming among the most important of all drug and addiction-related dialogues: opiate abuse facts.

The Best Drug Rehabilitation blog post on opiate abuse facts highlights:


An overview of opiates, and why they’re considered “the mother of all Schedule II drugs”
The two most commonly abused types of opiates: morphine and codeine
Common misconceptions between opiates and opioids

“Opiates are among the most addictive and dangerous drugs available today,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “Tragically, many individuals — especially young people – have no idea what they’re getting into when they experiment with opiates. They think that they can remain in control, but it’s a delusion. Before long, many of them are doctor shopping, stealing pills from family members and friends, and living the painful, often unbearable life of an addict that typically, if untreated, winds up in the emergency ward, in jail, or in the morgue.”

Added Per Wickstrom: “However, as I noted, treatment is the best and, frankly, the only answer for addicts. With the right kind of medical care, combined with compassionate support, they can not only break free of their addiction and get sober, but they can living a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life than they ever dreamed possible!”

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “Opiate Abuse Facts” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/opiate-abuse-facts/.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/.







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New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Asks: What are the Most Addictive Painkillers?


(PRWEB) April 08, 2014

Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is asking a critically important and timely question in its latest blog post: What are the most additive painkillers?

“Many people still believe that drug abuse and drug addiction only refer to illicit drugs, such as cocaine, heroin and so on,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, there is a prescription drug abuse problem happening in our country that is, without question, of epidemic proportions, and affecting people from all walks of like, and of all ages – from children to seniors.”

According to the Best Drug Rehabilitation blog post, opioids remain the most abused prescription painkillers. Opioids relieve pain by minimizing the pain signals in the brain, plus they can create a feeling of euphoria. However, the body requires more and more of the drug to achieve a desired state of physical and emotional wellness, which is what leads to a spiralling path of addiction. Some commonly used – and unfortunately, commonly abused – opioids include (but is not limited to):


Vicodin
Methadone
Dilaudid
Duragesic
Demerol
Percoce
Propoxyphene
Oxymorphone
Oxycodone HCL
Meperidine
Hydromorphone
Bitartrate
Fentanyl
Hydrocodone

Added Per Wickstrom: “Individuals who are addicted or are concerned that they may be heading down that road can get the professional, compassionate help they need through inpatient treatment programs. Their family members and loved ones who desperately want to help an addict can also call a qualified and certified treatment facility to learn how they can be part of the solution.”

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog entitled “What are the Most Addictive Painkillers?” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/what-are-the-most-addictive-painkillers/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/.







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Best Drug Rehabilitation Now Offering Drug Facts & Treatment Resources on Website


(PRWEB) February 20, 2015

Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is now offering Drug Facts & Treatment resources on its website.

The Drug Facts & Treatment resources include fact-based articles on commonly abused substances, including Percocet, Xanax, Vicodin, crack cocaine and marijuana. These articles highlight key reasons why these substances are so addictive, common signs and symptoms that loved ones can look for in order to potentially detect abuse or addiction, and information on rehabilitation options that typically include some form of in-patient care.

At the same time, as with all content on the Best Drug Rehabilitation website, the information is provided in clear, jargon-free language, and takes a compassionate rather than judgmental approach to substance abuse and addiction.

“It’s difficult and sometimes even impossible for loved ones of an addict to understand, but no matter what they may say or do, individuals who are suffering from addiction are truly in pain and spiraling downwards on a daily basis,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “It’s our hope that these resources on our website will help individuals who may have a problem, and especially their family members and other loved ones, learn about the facts, symptoms and treatment methods available before it’s too late.”

Best Drug Rehabilitation’s new Drug Facts & Treatment section is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/resources.

For more information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/