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Though tucked away in the upper northwest region of the US, many North Dakota residents still struggle with drug and alcohol addiction problems. A July 2012 article in the Great Plains Examiner describes the challenges Bismarck law enforcement officials face in dealing with the new synthetic “herbal” drugs being sold over the counter.
Drug treatment centers are there to help those wanting to make a change in their lives.
Questions to Get Answered Before Going to a Treatment Program
Entering a drug treatment program means a person is willing to make whatever changes are necessary to live a drug-free life. Oftentimes, a person will have questions about the methods a facility will use to bring about these changes. In effect, Bismarck treatment center staff will help you change the behavior patterns and thought processes that feed the addiction cycle. In the process, you’ll learn new ways of coping with everyday life stressors without the need for alcohol or drugs.
Emergency Room Visits Involving Young Adults
The effects of drugs and alcohol take a tremendous toll on communities, and especially on the young people within a community. Data compiled by the U. S. Department of Health & Human Services shows the number of emergency room visits involved drug-related suicide attempts by young adults aged 18 to 24 during the year 2008:
- 6.3 percent of all emergency room visits in the US were drug-related suicide attempts involving young adults
- Three out of every five emergency room visits involved female patients
- 92.8 percent of these visits involved prescription drug overdoses
- 72.1 percent of the people admitted required follow-up care
Enrolling Into Treatment Centers in Bismarck
Enrolling in a treatment center can feel like stepping out of one way of life into another, which can be a frightening experience. It helps to remember that any withdrawal effects you’re experiencing are probably increasing your feelings of discomfort and fear. Once these effects wear off, your emotions will begin to level out. At this point, you’ll be in a better frame of mind to tackle your addiction issues.
If you or someone you know in Bismarck is struggling with addiction problems, please feel free to call our toll-free number. Our representatives can provide you with information on addiction and direct you to rehab programs in your local area.