In recovery circles the definition of insanity is: doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. There’s not a substance abuser in recovery who cannot affirm that statement. Nearly every addict spends their day thinking this is the day they will get clean. However, even if they acknowledge it they cannot break the chain of addiction. You can’t try the same thing over and over expecting different results.
Addiction is real and all to common place in today’s culture. Opiate addiction is one of the highest addictions in the U.S. right now. More and more innocent patients become addicts following a surgery, or medical event that required a legal prescription for their pain, or surgery followup. No one intended for them to get addicted to opiates. Most prescribing doctors really believe the narcotics will help their patient. Only a minority know full well what they are dishing out despite their Hipocractic oath.
Addiction is real and Opioid addiction is perhaps the most dangerous of all addictions. The way it deceives and alters the will of an individual is without comparison in substance abuse circles. Helping addicts overcome their addiction is a major undertaking for families and loved ones. In fact, it has torn too many families, marriages and relationships apart to count.
Fortunately, there are a few treatment centers that specialize in opiate addiction. These are caring and safe places that have one goal in mind: for the addict to come clean and gain the tools necessary to live a “normal” life.
Statistics from the CDC, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the United States (US) Department of Health and Human Services reveal the gravity of the problem. From www.moveforwardpt.com these haunting statistics come forth:
1. In 2016, health care providers across the US wrote more than 214 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication—a rate of 66.5 prescriptions per 100 people.
2. As many as 1 in 5 people receive prescription opioids long-term for noncancer pain in primary care settings.
3. More than 11 million people abused prescription opioids in 2016.
4. Every day, more than 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for misusing prescription opioids.
5. More than 40% of all US opioid overdose deaths in 2016 involved a prescription opioid.
6. Drug overdoses claimed the lives of nearly 64,000 Americans in 2016. Nearly two-thirds of these deaths (66%) involved a prescription or illicit opioids.
7. The CDC estimates the total economic burden of prescription opioid misuse in the US is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of health care, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.
Employers, family members and loved ones can no longer turn a deaf ear and blnd eye toward their loved one’s addiction. The manipulation and control has run its course. The time to act is now. Loving someone doesn’t mean you adopt their lifestyle. To love someone is to speak hard truth and the addict needs a voice of reason, not accommodation, or enablement.
Wise are the loved ones who realize and recognize the problems of opiate addiction. They need help and they need information to help their loved one battle opiate addiction. Many family members and loved ones are at their wits end and need solid counsel and advice regarding their loved one fighting addiction. Finding a recovery program that includes them and welcomes them is difficult. This is not just a single person addiction issue, but a family issue.
At (Sumter, Rockhill, Lexington) Treatment Centers we specialize in opioid addiction and engage the entire family in the recovery process. We are fully certified in the use and treatment of methadone, subtaoxadone,
Lexington, RockHill and Sumter Treatment Centers are fully prepared to help your loved one begin the road to recovery. We help people overcome. Contact us today!
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