Drug addiction is becoming an ever-increasing problem in Erie and throughout Pennsylvania. In 2014, there were 60 deaths in Erie County due to overdose, and funding was recently increased to implement emergency treatment programs. Heroin is a particularly big problem in the region. In fact, a recent law now allows an overdose antidote to heroin to be provided to law enforcement, medical professionals and others who encounter heroin abusers regularly. In addition, anyone who attempts to access emergency medical services for a heroin overdose victim will not be held legally liable in any way. These steps are being taken in an attempt to save lives for those affected by addiction and recovery in Erie, PA and in other parts of the state.
Benefits of Inpatient Rehab
If you or a loved one is dealing with a substance abuse problem, you should know that there is help. Overcoming an addiction is a difficult process on your own. There's no shame in seeking professional guidance. In fact, it's been well established that inpatient programs are one of the most effective ways to overcome and addiction. There are a number of reasons for such success, including:
- Structured activities
- Separated from drugs/alcohol
- Constant support
- Ability to focus on self
- Customized group/individual therapy
- Tools for recovery
- Healthy foods/comforts of home
How Loved Ones Can Help
Thankfully, new efforts are being made, such as the previously mentioned laws, that allow friends, family and professionals to intervene in order to save a life and do what's best for an addict in trouble.There are more ways you can work to convince your loved one to seek professional rehab. Be supportive. Never criticize.Be there throughout the recovery process.
Seeking professional inpatient help can turn a life around.
We’ll Help You Find a Private and Personal Treatment Program
If you have made the decision to kick your drug habit and live a sober lifestyle, congratulations. This is the first step on your journey toward recovery. Upon deciding that drug rehab needs to be in your future in order for you to become sober, there are a plethora of choices you will need to make. One of the decisions surrounds where you will go to treatment. Aside from deciding between an inpatient and outpatient treatment center, you might consider attending treatment in another city besides the one you live in.
The most common reason that this choice is made is to make drug rehab more private and personal. Leaving town can make rehab more confidential for you. You will also need to decide whether or not you have familial responsibilities that would keep you at home. In addition, some people have jobs they must go to or school programs they're involved in.
As you can see, there are many considerations to make concerning this decision, but our skilled and experienced representatives are standing by to help. Give us a call today to discuss your options.