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California OxyContin Rehabs

Successful Oxycontin drug rehab programAs is true with most drugs, OxyContin abuse will take the user on a dwindling spiral and will continue downward until action is taken. Now is the time to take action before it is too late. Quality of life for the user and for those around him will continue to decline. Past failed attempts to overcome addiction only further depresses the individual so it should come as no surprise that fear of losing control further could stop the individual from reaching out and allowing others to help. In the state of California, there is an increased need for workable drug rehabilitation programs.

DEA Facts

The DEA1 (United States Drug Enforcement Administration) reports that due to the discrepancy in national laws between the U.S. and Mexico, the prolific “border pharmacies” within walking distance across the border in Tijuana and other Mexican border towns continue to be a major source of controlled substances in the San Diego metropolitan area. Another is the Internet, which has greatly facilitated the smuggling of illicit pharmaceuticals into the U.S. through Tijuana-based distributors. Doctor shopping and prescription forgery are the primary methods of prescription drug abuse in the Los Angeles and San Francisco metropolitan areas. In Northern California, OxyContin, Vicodin, benzodiazepines and carisoprodol are most commonly abused. In the Los Angeles area, Vicodin, Xanax, codeine, Valium, OxyContin, and Promethazine with codeine cough syrup remain the principal drugs abused. The San Diego area prescription drugs of choice are Vicodin, VicodinES, Lortab, and Vicoprofen, along with anabolic steroids. Rohypnol is rarely encountered by law enforcement within in the greater Los Angeles area.

Published Reports

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The National Conference Of State legislatures published a page called The Double Life of OxyContin: Miracle Painkiller and Illicit Street Drug - What are States Doing?:  The state of California has introduced California SB 1695 by Escutia on 4/1/02 - "Declares that according to the Director of the USDEA, overdose deaths from oxycontin totaled at least 117 over the last two years and that in another 179 deaths oxycontin was the likely cause of death. Requires the state emergency medical services authority to adopt regulations that would provide training for treatment of people who have suffered drug overdoses. Requires agency to submit reports on deaths associated with drug overdoses."2

The United States GAO (General Accounting Office) states in a published Prescription Drugs report entitled, "OxyContin Abuse and Diversion and Efforts to Address the Problem, "Among several regulatory and administrative actions taken to limit abusers’access to OxyContin and controlled substances, DEA’s Office of Diversion Control, in collaboration with the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, provides grants to states for the establishment of prescription drug monitoring programs. The conference committee report for the fiscal year 2002 appropriation to the Department of Justice directed the Office of Justice Programs to make a $2 million grant in support of the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, which enhances the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data. The program provided grants to establish new monitoring programs in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Utah also received grants to enhance existing monitoring programs."3


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Oxycontin's Damage to Society

Need for drug rehab center The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA*) at Columbia University shows in a recent report that state governments spend, on average, over 15 percent of their entire budgets on substance abuse and addiction and its consequences. Unfortunately, for every dollar states spend on this problem, 94 cents goes to handle the consequences in public programs such as health care, criminal justice, education, child welfare and mental health -- and only about 2 pennies go to prevention, treatment and research programs to reduce this burden. This upside-down public policy wastes billions in taxpayer dollars at a time when resources are scarce. The state of California is no exception. It quickly becomes self-evident there is a real need for a successful drug addiction treatment.

Treatment Center Changes Needed

Decision to enter drug rehabJust in the state of California, there are many different types of drug rehab and treatment facilities. In the United States, there are thousands of drug rehab and treatment centers treating alcoholism to OxyContin addiction. Of course the common goal of all addiction treatment programs is to help end addiction for the individual. In California and across the United States, a variety of techniques and methods are being used. Some of the well known treatment methods in California 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 California, so making a decision can be difficult. Unfortunately, many uninformed people in California go from rehab to rehab looking for the one that is right for them.

In California, 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 California 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

Search for drug rehabPeople should know what the goal should 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 California, it is important to become educated on the different types of drug rehabs and what their end result will be.

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

Addiction is not just drug and alcohol use, it revolves around people and things in their immediate environment which help to trigger that addictive behavior. The abuser's location and routines of drug use further trigger drug use. It is the constant and seemingly unstoppable use of drugs 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 self medicating.

The above factor should not be over looked when considering a drug rehab treatment center location. The first two weeks of treatment are always the most difficult. There many factors at work which 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 and beneficial changes in life, such as the birth of a child or a new job do not guarantee the individual will have no thoughts of missing past negative activities such as drug or alcohol use, their drug buddies 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, but it is all that they have known for some time. If the abuser is close to home when the overwhelming feelings manifest themselves, there is a good chance they will leave and get back to what they know, drug addiction. Due to these factors, attending a drug rehab close to home is seldom the correct treatment option for chronic drug abusers. It is extremely therapeutic to be distanced from their former association with the medicine cabinet, bars, the cigar box where their staff was stored, etc. All these triggers make the task of sobriety seem insurmountable to the chronic user 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.

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
drug rehab treatment program provides people with positive circumstances 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.

Healing Addicted Lives

Call now and request a copy of Healing Addicted Lives written by Gary W. Smith, Director of Narconon Arrowhead Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education Center.
Call anytime to speak with one of our counselors about our program. We will take the time to answer your questions whether it be for yourself or a loved one. It is possible to replace the loss and pain of alcohol or drug addiction with a productive, enjoyable life. Call now (877) 340-3602.

1United States Drug Enforcement Administration website
2National Conference of State Legislatures report
3GAO Report

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