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Drug abuse and addiction problems are widespread and serious in Vermont; in 2010 prescription painkiller abuse led to more than 50 percent of the state’s total drug-related deaths. For those in the area who find themselves in the grasp of addiction, drug rehab in Burlington could literally save their lives.
It’s possible to escape the clutches of substance dependency; call for more information.
What’s Different About Residential and Outpatient Services?
Outpatient rehabilitation services can give you the opportunity to quit using drugs or alcohol without having to leave your job or school for weeks or months. Outpatient treatment is not for everybody; you’ll need a lot of support from your loved ones and friends, as well as a strong sense of motivation toward your own recovery. If you have a physical dependency, you can enter a partial hospitalization program to get the medical treatment you’ll need and still do outpatient treatment; however, in most instances, inpatient treatment is recommended for those with physical dependencies and severe addictions.
Many people opt for residential rehab treatment because:
- It gets you out of the environment you associate with substance abuse.
- Its psychotherapy and psychiatric programs are more intensive than those in outpatient care.
- You can benefit from a medically supervised detox.
- There aren’t any drugs or alcohol around, so you won’t be tempted to use while you’re in the facility.
*Painkiller Abuse Up in Vermont
Prescription drug abuse is rampant all over the country, but it’s particularly bad in Vermont. Only Maine admits more patients to rehab for prescription drug addiction. From 2005 to 2008, the state saw a 300-percent increase in the number of residents seeking drug rehab for prescription painkiller dependency. The rate of increase between the years 2008 to 2010 was 21 percent.