A candlelight vigil and local authorities and community leaders will promote efforts to fight drug addiction in the Wilmington area. This spontaneous movement began with a ceremony connected to drug awareness month and it has grown into a movement involving a wide range of community and local government leaders. The candle lighting ceremony symbolizes the power of illumination from one light when joined by scores of others. The vigil remembers members of the community lost to drug abuse and affirmed the commitment to support effort for recovery. The movement helps galvanize the community to support treatment and recovery and remove the stigma of drug abuse.
Raising the Price of Naloxone
Activists and local governments join in criticizing pharmaceutical companies for failing to help the battle against drug abuse. Many feel that overproduction of prescription medicines fuels parts of the national drug abuse epidemic. One current example, pharmaceutical companies have raised the price of a life-saving drug used by police and first responders to combat drug overdoses. Naloxone has saved thousands of lives when administered to comatose victims of opioid overdoses. Many police departments including Wilmington have difficulty finding funds to cover the expense of maintaining an adequate supply of the life saver naloxone kits.
Helping Wilmington Area Families
When a loved one fall into addiction, it affects the entire family. There is deep concern over the possibility of injury or worse from a drug overdose, and there is constant anxiety for their safety. The decision to enter treatment is welcomed news. Call us, we can help the process go smoothly from paperwork to insurance coverage. We help find the right program resources to address the addiction and the dependent person's life circumstances. It is not enough to treat the addiction, the best chance for success comes with treating the whole person. Call us; we can help turn a loved one's life away from the destructive path of drugs or alcohol abuse.
Your Treatment Program Should Be Personal and Private
While you are making your decision on a rehabilitation facility consider those facilities that may be top-notch in other cities as well as those in your area. Many patients choose to travel to treatment centers that are outside of their home areas because it takes them away from the place where they became addicted. Every addict is different, but sometimes getting out of town and into a new location can give you a new perspective and a fresh start during recovery. In addition, peer pressure and negative influences will not be a problem if you are away from your home area.
With that being said, if you are opting for an outpatient treatment program, you may be better served by choosing a facility that is close to home. This option is often chosen by those who have families they need to take care of, jobs and careers they need to retain, or classes they need to attend. We know that each individual case is different, and we are willing to work with you to find the best treatment center for your recovery.