Utah Attorney General joined SAG's from 36 states to urge congressional action on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. The proposed legislation would strengthen treatment alternative to criminal procedures for addicts. With a strong focus on prescription drug abuse and heroin and opioid addiction, the bill addresses a national upsurge in drug use and addiction. The bill proceeds on the premise that the nation cannot use criminal arrests to solve the greater problem of drug dependency on powerful, addictive drugs. It recognizes the need to reform and improve oversight on prescription drugs including programs for voluntary surrender of unused medications. The bill would provide resources for first-responders to use naloxone kits to revive comatose overdose victims.
Drugs and related crime can take over neighborhoods as well as individual lives. The powerful urges that drive addiction are part of criminal activities ranging from property crimes, assaults, weapons, and drugs. In Salt Lake County, the Speaker of the Utah House witnessed on street crimes and police action during a walking tour in Salt Lake City. Drugs have grown more serious for Salt Lake County and its cities including Draper.
When powerful drugs take over the lives of family members or loved ones, call us, we can help. The current epidemic in heroin and prescription painkillers has not reached an end. The overwhelming need strains public resources, and it is difficult to respond to so many cases of overdose injuries and deaths. For families of drug dependent persons, it is a time of extreme worry and emotional hardship. Treatment and recovery are the answers to the surge in drug usage, and effective treatment must consider all of the problems involved and not just the addiction.
Call us when the decision to seek treatment occurs. We can provide resources that meet the needs of the addiction and the addicted loved one. We match programs to give the best possible chance of long-term success. Call us today.
Your Rehab Experience Should Be Private
Admitting that you have an addiction problem is the first step toward recovery and lifelong sobriety, but it can be a difficult one to make. Your next step will be choosing a rehab center that is right for you. Attending drug or alcohol rehabilitation is a highly private situation that should be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
Those who are particularly worried about how confidential and private their treatment program will be may want to consider traveling out of town in order to seek treatment. In many cases, you might not need to travel very far to find a secluded enough location where you feel comfortable addressing your addiction problem.
On the other hand, outpatient treatment centers may need to be chosen based on how close they are to where you live. Because you'll be coming and going, having a nearby location for treatment will enable you to continue on with your life as usual. Our toll free hotline has representative standing by who can help you with this critical decision and let you know about local or distant rehab centers that will fit your needs.