Opiate Addiction on the Increase Now that Prescription Drugs are Harder to Get

For the last decade or so, agencies like the National Institute on Drug Abuse have reported on increases in prescription drug abuses by America’s young people. By the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, prescription drug abuse among young people was second only to marijuana abuse. And of prescription drug abuse, opiate pain relievers was in first place.

This means that these highly addictive drugs are contributing greatly to the number of young people seeking rehabilitation for their opiate addictions. Opiate addiction is not likely to start trending down unless these people can find an effective rehabilitation program that stops their cravings and helps them learn how to live soberly, and unless young people can be convinced not to start using opiates and other drugs.

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The Treatment Data Tells the Story

Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration publishes statistics on the number of people who go to treatment for addiction and then they break it down by the age of the person being admitted and the drug they were primarily being treated for.

For the years between 2000 and 2009, these treatment admission figures provide the truth of the situation.

2000 – 270,369 people went to rehab for heroin, 28,449 for prescription opiates

2005 – 260,723 people went to rehab for heroin, 71,457 for prescription opiates

2009 – 285,000 people went to rehab for heroin, 142,782 for prescription opiates

Now look at the ages of those going to treatment.

2000:

Among those being treated for heroin addiction:

4.4 percent were 18 to 20 years old

11.6 percent were 21-25

Among those being treated for prescription opiate addiction:

3.6 percent were 18 to 20 years old

10.5 percent were 21-25

Compare that to the figures for 2005 and 2009.

2005:

Among those being treated for heroin addiction:

4.6 percent were 18 to 20 years old

15 percent were 21-25

Among those being treated for prescription opiate addiction:

6.6 percent were 18 to 20 years old

21.4 percent were 21-25

2009:

Among those being treated for heroin addiction:

5.7 percent were 18 to 20 years old

18.6 percent were 21-25

Among those being treated for prescription opiate addiction:

8.0 percent were 18 to 20 years old

24.4 percent were 21-25

These gradually increasing numbers tell the tale. Opiate addiction is becoming more and more a problem of America’s young.

Narconon Reviews Show that This Program Gets Results with Opiate Addicts

What an opiate addict needs is a program that will help him or her overcome the cravings, leave the guilt behind, and recover from the depression that accompanies addiction. The Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program has specific aspects of its care that specifically target these three factors that keep a person trapped in addiction.

Cravings are addressed with the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program, one phase of the overall recovery action. This phase utilizes a low-heat sauna, moderate daily exercise and a strict regimen of nutritional supplementation to enable the body to start flushing out old drug residues. As these lodged residues of past drug use leave, those on this phase of recovery talk about how much lower their cravings are. Narconon reviews of the results of this phase of recovery indicate that many people lose their cravings entirely. When this improvement is achieved, no recovering addict needs methadone or buprenorphine.

Each person must also leave behind his guilt and depression, both of which are natural accompaniments to addiction. An addict is normally completely depleted, having lived an unhealthy lifestyle, perhaps for many years. This depleted condition contributes to a depressed state of mind. As each person learns sober living skills and experiences a return of health and hope, guilt and depression yield. Families providing Narconon reviews state that they have their loved one back again.

Learn all the details about how the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program can help someone you care about recover from opiate addiction or any other drug. Call today: 1-800-775-8750.


Resources:

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/NSDUH/2k10NSDUH/2k10Results.htm#7.3.2

http://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/webt/quicklink/US00.htm

 

 

 

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