Not only is drug usage in Lafayette a problem, but JC Online reported, in 2014, that the area had experienced a significant rise in drug overdose deaths. Overdoses are particularly dangerous for several reasons.
They happen unexpectedly
If you are suffering from a drug addiction, you may have built up a high level of tolerance to the drug, meaning that it takes you more and more of it to feel high. However, that doesn't necessarily mean your body has also built up a strong tolerance. You could have been on the brink of an overdose many times without actually knowing it, and the next time could be your last.
They happen quickly
Not only can an overdose seemingly come out of nowhere, but it can take over your body in a short period of time. Before you even know that something is wrong, your body could have begun to complete shut down. That means you may not have the time to call an emergency number or to get in touch with a loved one before the overdose claims your life.
You might be alone
Perhaps you say that the people around you will help you and get you to an emergency room quickly in the event of an overdose. However, consider all of the times you've done drugs by yourself. A good chance exists that you will be alone when the overdose comes into fruition, and if that is the case, you could die before any ever finds you. You'll also leave your loved ones to have to walk and find you like that.
Overdoses are especially dangerous because they can happen without warning. As you can see on the Colleges site, these issues are present at all levels, so you need to make sure you see out help as soon as possible.
We’ll Help You Find a Private and Personal Treatment Program
If you have made the decision to kick your drug habit and live a sober lifestyle, congratulations. This is the first step on your journey toward recovery. Upon deciding that drug rehab needs to be in your future in order for you to become sober, there are a plethora of choices you will need to make. One of the decisions surrounds where you will go to treatment. Aside from deciding between an inpatient and outpatient treatment center, you might consider attending treatment in another city besides the one you live in.
The most common reason that this choice is made is to make drug rehab more private and personal. Leaving town can make rehab more confidential for you. You will also need to decide whether or not you have familial responsibilities that would keep you at home. In addition, some people have jobs they must go to or school programs they're involved in.
As you can see, there are many considerations to make concerning this decision, but our skilled and experienced representatives are standing by to help. Give us a call today to discuss your options.