Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers Orlando launches Painkiller Addiction and Prescription Drug Addiction Outreach Program in Orlando, Florida
Alcohol Treatment Centers Orlando are promoting their prescription drug addiction rehab in the Orlando area to help those suffering become aware of recovery programs
Orlando, USA (PRUnderground) November 11th, 2015
Alcohol Treatment Centers Orlando are promoting their prescription drug addiction rehab in the Orlando area to help those suffering become aware of recovery programs that are available to them.
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers Orlando has provided an evidence-based medical program for individuals living with prescription drug addiction. Drug treatment centers and drug rehabs are experienced in working with the common result of over-prescribed painkillers and other prescription drugs. Individuals are given a prescription for an injury or to deal with chronic pain and within little time, they find themselves overpowered by a life-changing addiction. The number of cases relating to prescription drug abuse or an opioid dependency is shockingly high—close to three million people in the United States have an opioid dependence of some kind.
In most recent years, opioid abuse and addiction has been on the rise in the State of Florida. From Fort Myers Florida Weekly:
“In 2011, the year Gov. Rick Scott shut down the pain centers commonly known as ‘pill mills,’ heroin was the cause or a component in only 62 deaths across the state. By 2014, that number jumped to 156, with Orlando, West Palm Beach and Fort Myers topping out with the highest numbers of heroin overdoses. In fact, according to a 2013 annual report the Medical Examiners Commission submitted to Florida Department of Law Enforcement, deaths from the most commonly prescribed opiates seem to be stabilizing at pre-pill-mill era numbers (around 1,500 annually), while heroin deaths rise.”
Alcohol Treatment Centers Orlando want to inform the public of the treatment available for prescription drug addiction and of the ways to alleviate pain and discomfort during withdrawal through medical detox. Medical maintenance has proved to be an effective tool in managing the symptoms of opiate addiction. Methadone maintenance has been regularly practiced in a variety of centers across the United States since the 1960’s. Unfortunately, due to its side effects and half-life, methadone was as difficult to put aside as the drugs it was treating. In the last decade, several drugs for medical maintenance have been manufactured and approved that do not have the negative side effects that methadone did. For example, Suboxone can be used to successfully withdraw from opiates, and is also used in conjunction with behavioral therapies and relapse prevention tools throughout treatment programs. The opioid medication works to lessen cravings and subdue the harsh symptoms associated with the detachment of opioid abuse. It is important that addicts who are considering the use of Suboxone for treatment, first understand the risks and dangers involved. The medication is potentially addictive if not carefully monitored and administered correctly.
Painkiller addicts in Orlando, Florida have multiple, effective drug treatment options available to them in order to treat their prescription drug addiction.
Alcohol Treatment Centers Orlando hopes to create a higher level of awareness in the community about new treatment modules offered for painkiller addiction so that those suffering from dependency will reach out and ask for help. Past failures involving relapse due to drug dependency, often makes an addict less confident and more hesitant to submit to a drug treatment plan. The centers want to change addict’s perceptions of opioid abuse and addiction, by informing them that getting clean and staying clean is achievable.
“Prescription drug abuse is not a new problem, but one that deserves renewed attention. It is imperative that as a Nation we make ourselves aware of the consequences associated with abuse of these medications.”
For a confidential assessment, contact the addiction specialists with Alcohol Treatment Centers Orlando at (407) 358-6225 or visit their site at http://www.orlandodrugtreatmentcenters.com for more addiction resources.
About Alcohol Treatment Centers Orlando