In April 2014, a 15-year-old Mobile resident attending Baker High School was rushed to the hospital after smoking too much Spice. This is a synthetic form of marijuana that has become popular with teenagers and young adults throughout the country, but smoking too much can lead to overdose and may cause death. Fox 10 TV reported that an 18-year-old Mobile resident gave the teenager in this case the Spice and then left her unattended when she had a bad reaction.
It should come as a major shock that a young man of legal adult age would give a teenager a drug known to cause addiction, but these stories are all too common in Mobile. Information released by the City of Mobile will put our local drug problem in perspective:
- More than half of all 12th-grade students in Alabama drink alcohol and/or smoke marijuana.
- Thousands of Mobile children use drugs at least once before their 12th birthday.
- Popular places for drug use in Mobile include local playgrounds, shopping malls and movie theaters.
In order to combat the rampant abuse of drugs and alcohol in Mobile, the city is now reaching out to the community through the Partnership for a Drug-Free Mobile. The program advocates the use of Mobile drug rehabilitation programs, and we hope that you will consider seeking help for yourself or someone you love. No matter how long the addiction has been happening or what drug is abused, it's never too late for a fresh start.
Is It Your Time to Seek Help?
It's never easy to admit that you or someone you care about needs help with an addiction. We know that you have the strength to push past your fear and uncertainty to make that first step toward a drug-free future. If your addiction is interfering with the safe, productive, happy life that you were born to live, then it's time to regain control of your daily habits. We want to see you overcome addiction and walk into the future smiling and thriving.
Rehab Can Be Confidential
For many individuals who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, the entire issue surrounding rehab can be difficult to deal with where other people are concerned. There is certainly no reason to be embarrassed about having a disease that you have little to no control over, but with that being said, privacy is still a serious concern for many patients.
It is important to keep in mind that it is definitely possible for your rehabilitation experience to be completely confidential. In this case, traveling for rehab is usually in order. If you're worried about confidentiality in your treatment, there are other options for you as well that will help with your anonymity on campus.
We are here to help you make all of the critical decisions surrounding your choice of drug addiction treatment center, and we would be glad to help you decide whether or not going to a rehab center in your home city would be a good choice for you or not. If you are struggling with this decision, please call our toll-free hotline at your convenience for more information.