An Overview of Auburn Rehabilitation Programs
In 2007, Alabama was ranked second in the nation for prescription drug abuse, just behind West Virginia. Experts believe it may be in part due to the state’s love of fried foods, which has caused nearly 68 percent of Alabama residents to become overweight. The residents struggle with allergies, heart problems, high blood pressure and diabetes.
No matter how or why you started abusing prescription drugs, there is help available to help reduce your dependence on them
Questions to Get Answered Before Signing Up for Treatment
You may be embarrassed to sign up for treatment if you have a medical condition.
In many people, drug use has caused HIV/AIDS, hepatitis or mental health disorders. However, you should not let that stop you from getting treatment. A quality treatment facility will have on-site medical staff that can evaluate you and help manage any diseases or mental conditions you may have. These centers are called “dual diagnosis” facilities, which means that they will treat both your drug addiction and your medical or mental health condition.
Prescription Drug Abuse Statistics
Prescription drug abuse is a problem as big as marijuana use. Prescription drugs are often readily available and also highly addictive. Here are some statistics:
- In the year 2010, 7 million people took prescription drugs for non-medical purposes.
- One in 12 high school seniors took Vicodin for non-medical reasons.
- Seventy percent of high school seniors said they obtained narcotics through a friend or relative.
Finding Treatment Facilities in Auburn
Although choices for treatment are somewhat limited in the Auburn area, there are about over 95 rehabs in the state of Alabama. If you are willing to travel within the state to get help, you can find a facility that fits your needs.
If you need help or have questions, we can help. Give us a call today and we can assist you with your choice to become drug-free.