Earlier this year, the Citizens Voice reported that Luzerne County had the highest rates of drug overdose deaths in the northeast region of the state. The report is a solemn reminder of the risks of drug addiction and substance abuse. Although heroin and other opiates constitute half of such deaths, several deaths have also resulted from prescription drugs such as anti-depressants and muscle relaxants.
Luzerne County has appointed a commission to address these problems. The Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission seeks to work with relevant agencies to provide a full continuum of care to individuals with substance abuse problems. Although these resources are helpful and necessary, they still require the addict to come forward and recognize that he or she has a problem,
Rehab Is The First Step To Recovery
An addict must first recognize that he or she cannot control the addiction on their own. The addict has to realize that he or she must work with others to fight a disease that has taken over their lives. Fortunately, rehab programs are available that allow you to find the help you need to regain control of your life.
Rehab is not a "one size fits all" approach. There are a variety of programs that are tailored to the particular needs of addicts. For some, their addiction is part of a larger mental health problem that has to be treated along with the addiction. Others may have physical ailments or needs that feed the addiction and have to be addressed as part of a rehab program.
If you are not sure what program is best for you or a loved one, that's ok. The important thing is for the addict to come forward and recognize that he or she needs help. Once that is done, we can help find the best program to suit his or her needs.
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.