The LA area considers the legalization of marijuana against a backdrop of experiences with addictions. For many young people, marijuana is a preferred drug to alcohol, which is addictive, powerful and legal. For many parents and older Californians, there are associations of marijuana with dependence, and as a portal to heavier drug abuse. Public opinion about drugs is important both for legalization and treatment of addiction. Stigma is a powerful deterrent to getting treatment.
Prescription Drug Responsibility
Medical doctors will be held criminally responsible for issuing prescription drugs in circumstances of foreseeable drug abuse. The behavior involves over prescribing and failing to act appropriately when patients abuse prescription. The so-called pill mills are a substantial source of addictive prescription drugs. Prosecutors and government leaders in the Los Angeles area have called the increase in prescription drug abuse an epidemic. While the first case involved an overdose death, the principle of doctor responsibility does not require a fatal injury. The policy seeks to stop the practice of over-prescribing addictive drugs.
Treatment for the Whole Person
Prescription drug abuse or other drug dependencies can affect the lives of addicted persons and their families in profound and harmful ways. The risks to health and freedom can add stress to everyday life that builds as addictions take over. If you or a loved one needs help with addiction, call us. We can help match treatment resources to the needs of the addicted family member or loved one. The most effective approach treats the whole person and not just the addiction.
Help for La Puente Families
Our experience includes every aspect of addiction and treatment. We can help to ensure a smooth admission process and take full advantage of the commitment to reform and sobriety. We can help with paperwork, insurance coverage, and ensure that the selected program has the resources to provide the best chance of long-term success. 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.