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Connecticut Drug Rehabs

If you are searching for drug rehab in Connecticut due to Benzodiazepine abuse, the first thing you should know is that it is vitally important that one does not ever discontinue the use of benzodiazepines without first consulting a physician. The risk is too great. It is well documented that the brain can actually go into seizure as it transitions from a period of medicated calm to one of hyperactivity when the medication is discontinued. This is where brain seizures can occur.

Depressed womanDiverted pharmaceuticals such as Xanax and Diazepam, are highly abused in Connecticut. Diverted pharmaceuticals typically are obtained through common diversion techniques including prescription fraud, improper prescribing practices, “doctor shopping” (visiting multiple doctors to obtain prescriptions), and pharmacy theft. Local independent dealers and abusers are the primary retail-level distributors of diverted pharmaceuticals in Connecticut.

One thing is for certain, for the drug addict, the dwindling spiral will continue on its downward path unless action is taken. NOW is the time to do something before the addicted person winds up in jail or dead of an overdose or accident. According to the DEA (United States Drug Enforcement Administration), Benzodiazepine abuse is frequently associated with adolescents and young adults who take benzodiazepines to obtain a "high." This intoxicated state results in reduced inhibition and impaired judgment. Concurrent use of alcohol or other depressant; with benzodiazepines can be life threatening. Abuse of benzodiazepines is particularly high among heroin and cocaine abusers. A large percentage of people entering treatment for narcotic or cocaine addiction also report abusing benzodiazepines. Alprazolam and diazepam are the two most frequently encountered benzodiazepines on the illicit market.

Unfortunately past failed attempts to overcome addiction only further depress the individual, so it comes as no surprise that fear and hesitation will be barriers that need to be removed before help is possible. In the state of Connecticut there is an increased need for effective drug and alcohol rehab and addiction treatment centers as drug and alcohol use continues to escalate. Drug use erodes the quality of life not only for the user, but for their families and communities. Marriages and families are torn apart by mistrust, betrayal, fear and anger. Careers are ruined; companies lose millions of dollars in lost production time; cities and suburbs become degraded by the increased crime and violence that goes with drug trafficking and drug addiction. From city to suburb to rural life, drug and alcohol use and abuse continues to undermine the quality of life for Connecticut citizens. Even when the individual had started on a regulated prescribed doses of Benzodiazepines, over time, the user became dependent, then started to abuse his meds. Life is no longer in his control and his outlook is bleak. To do nothing for the addict, should not be an option. Something can be done; help is available.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is an emerging problem in our country, and one that is showing an increasing trend. What is most disturbing about this trend is that teenagers and young adults are counted among those who use these drugs non-medically-which include prescription pain relievers, stimulants, sedatives, and tranquilizers.

A recent survey reports that approximately 48 million people-about 20 percent of the U.S. population-aged 12 or older had used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons in their lifetimes.

Elderly persons are particularly vulnerable to prescription drug abuse and misuse; as a group, they are prescribed more medications than their younger counterparts, placing them at higher risk for misuse, dependence, and addiction.

Accessibility to the drugs is likely a contributing factor to this growing trend. More people are being prescribed medications today, for a variety of health reasons. This increase in prescriptions means more pills in our medicine cabinets. To add to this supply, many people also are obtaining medications illegally through Web sites that do not require a physician's prescription. While most online pharmacies are lawful businesses providing an important healthcare service, others, however, are not. In fact, some sites provide medications without proper identity verification.

The Damage to Society

Man in handcuffs under arrestIn the State of Connecticut, the effects of drug and alcohol abuse goes way past the the damage done to the addicts themselves. In terms of time lost on the job, to the health system inundated by illness and overdoses to communities harmed by the crime rate caused by addicts looking to steal anything in order to get their next fix, to families living a nightmare as they watch helplessly as their loved one goes further down the chutes. The rollercoaster of emotions, concern and anger seems like a never ending ride the abuser puts his friends and family through. Failures in the past with drug rehab centers further numb the addict to any hope of a future without drugs. It truly can appear hopeless.

Treatment Center Changes Needed

Just in the state of Connecticut, there are many different types of drug rehab and treatment facilities. In the United States, there are thousands of drug rehab and treatment centers. Of course the common goal of all addiction treatment programs is to help end addiction for the individual. In Connecticut and across the United States, a variety of techniques and methods are being used. Some of the well known treatment methods in Connecticut include the twelve step method, relapse prevention, one-on-one counseling, drug rehabilitation, behavioral modification, cognitive therapy, support groups, sober living, therapeutic communities, AA , NA, inpatient, and outpatient drug rehab programs. There are many types of treatment centers available in Connecticut, so making a decision can be difficult. Unfortunately, many uninformed people in Connecticut go from rehab to rehab looking for the one that is right for them.

In Connecticut, there are many attempts being made to meet the needs of drug addicts, but statistics show success rates to be dismally low. What is needed and wanted is a drug treatment which not only handles physical addiction, but finds the underlying reasons why a person turns to drugs in order to free the person forever. What Connecticut addicts, alcoholics and their family, friends and loved ones need is a real and effective drug rehab treatment center. One where they are not on a time schedule or use other drugs to get the addict off the original drugs. The addict needs a reliable proven program where when they are done, their drug addiction is a thing of the past and they are now able to live full productive lives free of the stronghold of drugs or alcohol.

Choosing a Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatment Program

What should the goal be of a drug rehab center? Clean and sober for 30 days? While that might be a good short term goal, many treatment centers and 12 step programs still leave the drug addict fighting a continuing battle with addiction. Once an addict always an addict; or it's a mental disorder they can do nothing about. When choosing a drug rehab center for yourself or a loved one from Connecticut, it is important to become educated on the different types of drug rehab and what the end results are.

Call (877) 340-3602 to see if there are any suitable drug rehabs in Connecticut to suit your needs.

Should a chronic drug or alcohol abuser attend a treat program close to home?

Man at wall, deep in thoughtDrug and alcohol addiction typically involves habitual routines in the environmental scope of the individual, i.e. the locations of their drug or alcohol use, the people they associated with in the activities of drug or alcohol use, etc. Drug or alcohol addiction is not just drug and alcohol use, it revolves around people and things in their immediate environment which help to trigger the addictive behavior. The abusers location & routines of drug and alcohol use further trigger drug and alcohol use. It is the constant and seemingly unstoppable drug or alcohol use and the hopelessness of day to day existence which perpetuates the problem and inhibits the native desire to stop ruining their life through the use of drugs and alcohol.

The above factor should not be over looked when considering a treatment center location. The first 2 weeks of treatment are always the most difficult & there many factors at work to make this so. In addition to what has been covered above, a more basic factor is this; people are creatures of habit. Even overwhelmingly positive & beneficial changes in life, such as the birth of a child or a new job does not guarantee the individual will have no thoughts of missing past negative activities such as, drug or alcohol use, drug or drinking acquaintances and other associated activities. Factually this is the normal reactive auto response of most human beings; to do what they are familiar with; good or bad. It is not really that they yearn for these things, it is just all that they have known for some time. If the abuser is close to home when overwhelming feelings manifest themselves, there is a good chance he or she will leave and get back to what they know, drug addiction, as it is not very far away . Due to these factors, attending a drug rehab close to home is seldom the correct treatment option for chronic drug or alcohol abusers. It is extremely therapeutic to be distanced from their former association with drug dealers, bars, the cabinet where the alcohol was kept, the cigar box where the cocaine was stored, etc. All these triggers make the task of sobriety seem insurmountable to the chronic drug or alcohol abuser as these triggers continuously stimulate a reminder of their past addictive behaviors.

For individuals with a severe drug or alcohol addiction problem, choosing a long term inpatient treatment program is another key to a successful outcome.

By providing a new, safe trigger free environment, distanced from past negative associations and surroundings for an extended period of time, the chance for success increases dramatically.

Our program provides people with positive circum

stances to increase their chances for a successful recovery. The vast majority of students entering our program, around (80%), are from out of state or from other countries.


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