U.S. Epidemic – Prescription Drug Abuse

us epidemic drug abuse

“Approximately 6.1 million Americans abuse or misuse prescription drugs,” according to a 2013 published study. Many think automobile crashes are the culprit but overdoses are the leader of injury related deaths in the United States. As opioid prescriptions are escalating, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified prescription drug overdose as an epidemic in this country. Reports conclude that the misuse and abuse of prescription medications are on the rise and creating a huge public health problem for our nation. Treatment facilities, emergency room visits, overdose and deaths, place an enormous cost and burden to families, communities, U.S. health providers and the nation. Prescription drug laws, monitoring programs, policy and physician education all need to be overhauled in response to combat this growing national problem in order for drug abuse in the United States to decrease and for our current programs to be more effective.

Trust for America’s Health and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report

Opiate Addiction and Help

Opiate Addiction and Help

It is easy to get addicted to opiate drugs, as they are freely available at the doctors office and they can be found in an abundance in the thriving black market. Physicians have been known to over prescribe. Patients have been known to enjoy the immediate euphoric feelings that opiates induce. When a person uses opiates in the short-term, it will be highly likely that they will soon become addicted to the drug, as opiates are known to be the most addictive drug that you can ingest. The drug will take over the brain almost immediately, binding to pain and pleasure receptors. Depending on the type of opiate and the method used to ingest the external substance, will determine how immediate and hard the opiate will hit the user. Rapid Drug Detox Center aids tremendously with the RDD Method which includes anesthesia detox. You will leave Rapid Drug Detox Center free of opiates. Withdraw is exactly what addicts try to avoid by continuously ingesting opiates in order to experience short-term relief. Rapid Drug Detox Center removes most of these withdrawal symptoms while you are under anesthesia using the RDD Method.

Emotional and Physical Symptoms of Opiate Withdrawal

Withdrawal symptoms from opiates; Heroin, Suboxone, Methadone, usually begin shortly before your next scheduled dose of the drug. Sometimes they start just a few hours after your last dose of the opiate, but usually they hit you between 6-12 hours after your last dose. Withdrawal symptoms can include irritability, sleeplessness, and increased appetite.Emotional and Physical Symptoms of Opiate Withdrawal

You may also notice watery eyes, a runny nose, yawning; perhaps you start sweating or have trouble sleeping (insomnia). You may often feel restless, irritable, notice a loss of appetite, body aches, severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea or tremors. If your cravings get stronger, you may feel dysphoria (a profound state of unease), start to think about suicide, and get a strong craving for your drug. Expect changes in your appetite or sleep patterns and, sometimes, frequent nosebleeds, especially if you have been “snorting” drugs. Those cravings for your drug of addiction all too often lead to relapse despite your best efforts to quit.

Your friends may notice changes in your appearance, such as a sudden weight loss or weight gain, that you neglect your personal grooming, and perhaps start to smell bad. Some people get the shakes, talk incoherently or start to slur their words and have problems with coordination.

In addition to the physical symptoms that you might suffer, your emotions are in turmoil, too. You may notice loss of interest in work or extracurricular activities, including your hobbies, sports or exercise, and a decrease in motivation. Some people become silent and withdraw from people around them. Some take up secretive or suspicious behaviors. Some people in withdrawal find periods of unusual hyperactivity or agitation; you may laugh for no apparent reason.

You may feel nervous or tense, confused and depressed. You may experience unwarranted fear, even paranoia. Anxiety can set in. Changes in your senses can bring on sleep difficulties. You may feel confused, dizzy, and forget things. Mood swings are common. Altered perception can lead to poor judgment. Your crankiness may drive away some people who would like to support you.

Many who try to quit on their own fail due to the physical cravings and loss of social support.

You do not have to do it alone. The licensed physicians and medical support staff at the RDD (Rapid Drug Detox) Center have developed the RDD Method® that can “clean” your body of its addiction to opiates quickly, while you sleep through the procedure under the supervision of a board certified physician. The procedure and treatment take just 3 days and most patients describe it as “detox without the discomfort.”

Subutex, Suboxone, Buprenex Detoxification

Subutex Suboxone Buprenex Detoxification

Perhaps your physician or a detox clinic prescribed Subutex (Buprenorphine) for “opiate addiction maintenance” to cure you of your heroin addiction. In other words, they hooked you on a new opiate to “free” you from your original one. Does that make sense? The Federal Controlled Substance Act calls Subutex, Suboxone, Buprenex, a Schedule III controlled opiate drug and for good reason. You probably did not realize that you now had a new, more difficult addiction, until after you had been released from your “maintenance” program. Maybe, like many other Subutex, Suboxone, Buprenex patients, you find yourself as bad or even worse than before switching from your original opiate; heroin.

The National Institute of Health recently reported that over 6 million Americans have used prescription drugs non-medically in the last month. Trading addictions does not solve your drug problem.

This is why it is so important to question any treatment center you are considering, to learn the truth about their programs. Trading one opiate drug for another does not work. It can also lead to a condition called Hyperalgesia. Long term use of opiate drugs can decrease your body’s ability to produce the amount of testosterone and estrogen you need.

Approximately 15% of the patients at the Rapid Drug Detox (RDD) Center arrive “Suboxone® addicted”. The good news, is that they leave 100% clean. Clean and free of any opiates in their system. Clean and free of their addiction. Clean and free of their cravings, after a more painless 3-day treatment.

The RDD Method® works by “cleansing” the addicting drug from your brain’s opiate receptors. It even eases you successfully through the “rebound anxiety” that often accompanies detoxification.

The actual procedure takes about an hour. After a brief, painless series of tests, you are admitted to the operating room (O.R.). There, an experienced, board certified anesthesiologist gives you a medication to relax and then administers a light, general anesthesia, while you rest comfortably. Then, while you rest, a team of experienced doctors “scrubs” the opiate receptors in your body, using an infusion of intravenous medications.

With the opiate drugs removed from your receptors, the worst of the withdrawal is over. And you slept through it all.

The RDD Center guarantees that you will walk out 100% clean and free of any opiate drug after your RDD Method® treatment. RDD’s Naltrexone Therapy keeps you clean and eliminates drug cravings. Unlike Suboxone, Naltrexone is not a narcotic and is not addicting. You can read more about Naltrexone by clicking here.

Heroin Doesn’t Discriminate-FBI Agent Addicted

FBI Drugs Do Not DiscriminateFBI agent Matt Lowrey was first addicted to painkillers before he turned to Heroin. Lowrey would steal evidence bags and use it to supply his own habit. Lowrey made the news when his addiction was uncovered when he went missing and was discovered in his vehicle with empty heroin baggies. Sentencing is July 9th. Lowrey faces between 7 and 9 years in prison. Learn more

 

Suboxone and Methadone Detoxification

Suboxone is also known as Buprenorphine, a drug which is known to destroy the lives of individuals. It is a partial opioid agonist, meaning the qualities are alike to opiates. When starting any habit, it all starts with a thought, first and foremost, then the action comes next. When cutting out a drug habit, it is a wise decision not to replace one drug for another drug. Especially when it comes to deadly opioids. So it happens, patients get prescribed Suboxone or Methadone because they want to escape the terrifyingly painful withdrawal symptoms and cravings that they are feeling from past opiate usage such as Heroin during the detox stage. However, withdrawal symptoms from Suboxone and Methadone can be just as severe or worse than Heroin withdrawal. Unfortunately, patients get prescribed Suboxone and Methadone from trained physicians.

Suboxone and Methadon -Detoxification

At Rapid Drug Detox Center, board certified physicians know that Suboxone and Methadone addiction is real and dangerous and it is on the rise. Our certified professionals want all patients to realize that drugs destroy and diminish the human body. Rapid Drug Detox Center offers Heroin, Methadone and Suboxone detoxification. The RDD Method is safely administered and supervised by top of the line, board certified physicians.

Suboxone and Methadone work in a similar way to opiates, as it is in close relationship to opioids, it binds to the receptors in the brain linking to pain and pleasure. The user then becomes addicted to these sensations because the human body has disabled its way of producing hormones that increase pain relief and pleasure hormones on its own. The brain now lacks the ability to create normal thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Side effects such as: moodiness, personality changes, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, chills, body aches and pains can be avoided when patients undergo detoxification at the Rapid Drug Detox Center. The facility provides a new and improved method to drug detoxification treatment. The RDD Method will help you on your way to a bright future and a drug free life.

Canadian Family Speak on How the RDD Method Cured Her Opiate Addiction

Nova Scotia Mom says Rapid Drug Detox Center saved her daughter’s life. According to Mom, Methadone was the only treatment available to her daughter in Canada. Rapid Drug Detox Center believes that Methadone is not the answer and it can be risky to switch from one opiate drug to another. Rapid Drug Center has a better way to detox from opiate addiction. Call us to learn more how we can free you from your opiate addiction at 1-888-825-1020.

 

Model Cara Delevingne Speaks out about Living with Heroin Addiction

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Heroin addiction affects not only the drug addict but all family members and friends within this circle. British model, Cara Delevingne grew up with a mother addicted to Heroin and speaks out about her own struggles dealing with it. Cara felt her childhood was not much different than others who have grown up similarly dealing with a parent with an addiction. She felt it made her grow up faster and that there was role reversal where she had to parent her mother. Cara suffers bouts of severe depression, anxiety and self hatred and is challenged with dealing with these feelings of pain which she feels stems from growing up with a Heroin addicted mother. If you have a loved one addicted to Heroin, it is important to get help. The first step is the Rapid Drug Detox Center to detox safely and effectively. Call us at 1-888-825-1020 1-888-825-1020 to learn more.

Opiate Addiction Therapy

opiate addiction therapy Rapid Drug DetoxOpium occurs naturally in the seeds of the opium poppy. Opium is extremely effective in managing pain and is inexpensive to produce. It works by attaching to “opiate receptors” in your body, relieving pain and inducing feelings of euphoria. Unfortunately, as a recent video from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH) confirms, it is also extremely addictive. Your body quickly becomes dependent on the drug. The longer you remain addicted, the higher the dose of the drug you need. In between doses, cravings wrack the body. Addicted persons may suffer malnutrition, nausea, constipation, respiratory complications, low blood pressure, seizures, dizziness, weakness, confusion and even coma.

Withdrawal symptoms – the sensations the body goes through as you attempt to quit – can be just as difficult. They range from chills with goose bumps (you may look like a “cold turkey”) to flushing (hot flashes), kicking movements of the legs (as you “kick the habit” – similar to restless leg syndrome) and excessive sweating. Expect severe pains in your bones and the muscles of your back and extremities, even muscle spasms.

This is why most patients call a “cold turkey” withdrawal unbearable. As USA Today quotes one former addict, trying “to tough out your withdrawal [without medical help] is archaic.” The pains of withdrawal often lead to relapse. As a recent video from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH) confirms, it is very hard to quit.

Instead of going it alone, the RDD (“Rapid Drug Detox”) Center provides effective results, superior care, safety, and privacy in a licensed surgical facility. It is a proven, affordable medical procedure, administered by experienced board certified physicians, that effectively reduces the pain and discomfort of conventional detox.

The Center’s RDD Method® for detoxification from opiates takes place under anesthesia. This medical procedure eliminates most of the withdrawal symptoms. When you arrive at the Center, you receive a brief medical exam. Then a licensed and board certified physician administers medication to help you relax, and then a light, general anesthesia for about 1 hour. Following the procedure, recovery begins – always under direct medical supervision.

While you “sleep,” your physicians administer Naltrexone, an FDA approved, non-addicting, opiate blocker. With the Rapid Drug Detox Center’s RDD Method®, a carefully monitored dose of Naltrexone “washes” clean the opiate receptors in your body, and ensures that opiate drugs do not re-attach to your “clean” receptors. You will be amazed at your lack of craving for opiates while you are using Naltrexone.

If you try to use opiates while medicated with Naltrexone, there is no high. Opiates cannot attach to your body’s opiate receptors because Naltrexone “got there first” — it blocks your opiate receptors so other drugs cannot get through. Yet Naltrexone is not an opiate, is non-addictive, and does not cause withdrawal when stopped – unlike Methadone or Suboxone commonly used to treat Heroin addiction.

As an added side benefit, Naltrexone may even reduce your craving for sweets and high-fat foods.

During the complete process, in the recovery room and then in an adjacent hotel (all included in the cost of your treatment), the RDD Center’s medical team monitors your vital signs and overall physical and mental reactions to these medications. In the days that follow, you may find that you sleep more than usual.

Does it work? Administered by professionals as part of a long-term drug-addiction recovery strategy, patients find the RDD Method® is significantly more effective than other courses of opiate addiction treatment.

Will it work for you? Your answer starts with a phone call. When you call, you speak to a professional nurse or an experienced intake coordinator. The call is toll-free at 1-888-825-1020. Contact Rapid Drug Detox and take the first step toward a lifetime of freedom from addiction. RDD Center nurses are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, always available to answer all of your questions.