Northwest Florida is on alert to another disturbing trend in drug abuse. A device meant to control and reduce tobacco smoking has emerged as a tool for intense intoxication. The vaporizer pen has been connected to use of synthetic drugs including some from China. Already identified as an outbreak in Southern Florida, the increased use of vaping is a concern across the state. Vaping is a dangerous trend, and the DEA affirms that the risks include concealment. There is no way to know what is in the pen until tested. The device enables undetected drug use.
Multiple Drug Overdoses
According to the Centers for Disease Control, overdose deaths now take as many as 44,000 lives annually. As reform groups such as GRASP advocate for a more effective public response, data shows that the impact of overdoses involves far more than a single drug. A large percentage of overdose injuries involve prescription drugs, heroin, and multiple drug use. Overdoses also have a higher risk factor for persons incarcerated rather than treated for drug use. Incarceration can cause a forced detoxification that reduces the individual's tolerance for drugs. This lowered tolerance leaves them vulnerable to overdose.
Help for Ft. Walton Families
We can help when your loved one or family member decides to enter treatment and make a commitment to sobriety. We offer experience and expertise in getting insurance coverage and a smooth admission process. We understand the heartbreak of alcoholism and drug dependence. The effects of these devastating diseases go far beyond the lives of the dependent persons. Drug and alcohol abuse have a terrible impact on the families too. We can provide assistance in getting the program resources that offer the best chances for success. This sound approach assesses the whole person and their life circumstances. Effective treatment must look at the whole person and not just the addiction. There is no better moment than the present; call us today for help with alcohol or drug abuse.
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.