The National Institute on Drug Abuse(NIDA) released research and findings that show a growing connection between abuse of prescription painkillers and heroin addiction. NIDA research has determined that nearly half of the young respondents in three recent surveys indicated that they had abused prescription painkillers prior to beginning to inject heroin. Prescription painkillers offer the lure that they are safer than street drugs because made under controlled conditions. When abused in amounts and ways not intended by doctors or medical manufacturers, these drugs carry the same risks of overdose and harmful effects. These findings suggest that prescription painkillers are a gateway to further opioid addiction, and these are difficult dependencies to treat. Prescription drugs, unlike street drugs, are available in pharmacies with a prescription, and controls and prescription fraud are parts of the overall problem.
Substance abuse involving illegal anabolic steroids continues to be a national problem. The DEA has conducted operations to disrupt production and trade in illegal steroids in Arizona and elsewhere in the US. These drugs carry risks associated with impurities and substandard production conditions as well as psychological and physical dependence. The allure of athletic performance and sudden muscle growth continues to attract users to illegal steroids. The health risks associated with the are severe and numerous.
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We can help match the addict's commitment to reform and sobriety with resources that fit the needs. There is no single approach to successful treatment, and it must begin with assessing the causes of addiction and the physical and psychological conditions that need treatment. The commitment to entering treatment is an excellent opportunity to turn a life around. We can help make admission and detoxification go smoothly and get treatment off to an excellent start. Don't delay, the safety of a loved one may be at risk to drug addiction and substance abuse; 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.