Opiate Abuse Treatment for Addicts in Los Angeles, CA
Opiate abuse is the nation’s newest and some would say most troubling health crisis. In 2014 4.3 million Americans over the age of 12 were regular users of prescription painkillers for non-medical purposes. The age group that uses opioids most consistently is 18-25-year-olds followed by those aged 12-17. (National Survey on Drug Use and Health). In Los Angeles, CA, the Drug Use Patterns and Trends report show a worrying and steady increase in opiate dependence.
Opiate Abuse is Destroying Lives in Los Angeles
Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and pain relievers available legally by prescription such as oxycodone (Oxycontin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine, morphine, and others. Prescription opioid and fentanyl overdoses kill approximately 350 people in Los Angeles County every year. Drug overdoses and deaths continue to rise in the County in spite of Naloxone, a drug which can reverse opioid overdose, becoming routinely available. There is a growing awareness of the problem and a will to facilitate opiate abuse treatment in Los Angeles, CA.
Opiate abuse treatment sometimes includes the use of medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, this is known as medical assisted treatment and is usually complemented by group therapy and inpatient programs which offer detox and counseling. When treating opioid dependence and addiction it is important to address the medical, physiological, and psychological aspects.
At CASA Recovery in San Juan Capistrano, CA we understand that it is notoriously difficult to resolve any underlying issues quickly. People need specialized help and aftercare including medical care. We offer a holistic approach to treatment addressing underlying causes and not just the physical aspects of dependence. Opiate addiction produces changes to the brain which take time to reverse and withdrawal needs to be managed in a safe and nurturing environment.
Get help now! Consider Drug Abuse Treatment in Southern California
There has never been a better time than now to seek drug abuse treatment. In L.A. there is a new atmosphere of recognition of a problem which has to some extent been fuelled by lack of understanding of the addictive qualities of opiates in prescription form. Many people have become affected and slipped into addiction. Our holistic approach at CASA Recovery treats you, the individual, with respect and genuine understanding as well as medical and psychological help. Let the professionals help you, contact us for a consultation. There is hope.