Drug abuse occurs in outbreaks that resemble epidemics. They can be so intense that they overwhelm police and emergency care providers. Some dangerous drugs come into a community because they are located near major international facilities like seaports, commercial highways, and transportation hubs. Dalton police keep a constant effort to detect a surge in illegal drug trafficking and usage. The efforts sometimes find noteworthy success. Addictions to powerful drugs like meth and heroin are far easier to create than to cure. When a loved one gets caught in the dangerous web of crime and drugs, we can help. We have experience with the leading treatment providers, insurance companies, and treatment methods. We can find the right program to meet the needs of the whole person and not just the addiction. Call us today.
Drug Abuse Affects Children Too
While it may be easy to see how addiction can affect a husband or wife of an addicted person, it may be more difficult to find the harms that come to minor children. Educators and researchers have found that it too is a major problem. Children carry emotional baggage that can limit their education and achievement, and among the most prominent is drug and alcohol addiction. Addiction affects an estimated ten percent of school-aged children; it has a powerful and negative influence on the entire family, and particularly on young children. As recent studies illustrate, teachers must learn to detect signs that children have been exposed to trauma, and that includes drug and alcohol dependency.
When you or a loved one needs help to stop drug or alcohol abuse, we can help. The effects of drug abuse go beyond the addiction and the risky behaviors that get drugs. Drug abuse affects entire families. Overdoses, police and criminal involvements, and health risks cause worry and stress for everyone involved. Call us today, we are standing by to help.
Should You Travel for Treatment?
For many of those addicted to drugs or alcohol, your first course of action will be in deciding geographically where you want to attend treatment. While those who are interested in outpatient care will be best served by attending a treatment center in their hometown, those who are concerned about privacy or who need to make special arrangements for their care may be interested in going to surrounding cities and traveling for treatment.
For example, you may prefer a faith-based approach to recovery that matches your religious choices. In other situations, your choice of drug and alcohol rehab center may be solely based on how holistic the center’s approach to recovery is. In either of these cases, travel may be necessary in order to fulfill your personal requirements for treatment. We can help you make the decision on whether or not travel for treatment will be the right choice for you or your loved one. At your convenience, please call our toll-free number to speak with a representative who can help you make these critical decisions and others as well.