The Gloucester Police Department initiated a bold program to encourage opioid addicts to get treatment; they promise not to prosecute them for drug possession. The program has stirred controversy and wide-spread interests as Gloucester and other cities struggle with an epidemic of hard drug usage. The burdens in the cities include the costs of emergency treatment and interventions for overdoses. The premise of the program is that addiction as a treatable disease, and that it is better to get addicts into treatment than into the criminal justice system. Upon surrender, the program diverts the addicts into treatment rather than arrest and prosecution.
Prescription for Abuse
Gloucester and other Massachusetts cities struggle to find ways to handle the alarming increase in youth drug abuse of prescription drugs. The latest proposals involve screening Gloucester high school students for drug use. Authorities regard The use of prescription drugs, particularly painkillers as the top issue for young people. The easy access to these drugs is part of the problem, and it makes detection and reducing the abuse more difficult.
Gloucester Families can get Help
We can help. We understand that the disease of drug addiction can affect everyone in a family; the impact of drug addiction goes far beyond the addicted person. Drug addiction also affects those who love and support the drug dependent person. Many factors can trigger the decision to enter treatment. It is important to begin treatment immediately and take full advantage of the opportunity to turn an addict's life around. Sobriety requires a strong, lifetime commitment. Successful treatment must meet the needs of the addict, it must go to the root causes of addiction and include any related physical or mental health conditions that also require treatment. There is no better day to begin the journey to recovery than today; call us, we can help.
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.