Alcohol and Drug Rehab Hialeah Centers and Facilities

The entire state of Florida suffers from high levels of prescription drug distribution, abuse and addiction and it’s not expected to get better very soon. Florida in general and Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Tampa in particular are home to high numbers of pain clinics that prescribe massive amounts of the most commonly abused pain medications like oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin and Lortab) and other similar drugs.
Because of permissive legislation that undermines the efforts of drug rehab Hialeah professionals, it appears that it is difficult to put these pain clinics out of business, even when they have lines of customers that extend out the door and down the sidewalk. Legislators are in the process of enacting legislation that will bring pain clinics under greater control and put the shady ones out of business but it will probably be 2012 before things change enough to notice.
In the meantime, prescription drug deaths in Miami-Dade County, home to Hialeah, keep getting worse. In 2010, 47 people died from oxycodone abuse (an increase of 42 % over 2009) and 48 died from alprazolam (Xanax) abuse, up 14%.
A quick check online to find Hialeah pain clinics finds more than 500 listings. Since the entire roster of drugs distributed by these clinics is addictive, it hardly seems fair that there are only three drug addiction treatment Hialeah rehab facilities in the city, and 62 Hialeah drug rehab centers and Hialeah alcohol rehab centers in the entire county to serve the 2.5 million people living there.

Prescription Drugs are not the Only Problem Plaguing Citizens in Hialeah

Problems with prescription drugs get the most media coverage but they do not constitute the only  major drug problem in the area. There’s also serious problems with cocaine, much of which is converted into crack cocaine, and multi-ton amounts of marijuana arriving in the area on a regular basis. Crack cocaine distribution is accompanied by high rates of violent crime, often over distribution turf by the gangs that act as retailers.  Marijuana appeals to younger Hialeah citizens and is the drug that sends nearly 70% of youth (under 18) to Hialeah rehab centers for Hialeah drug rehab services. In this metropolitan area, one in five people that go to rehab Hialeah drug treatment programs is are under 18.
Miami-Dade County unfortunately has a key role in the trafficking of drugs into the US. It’s well known that Mexican drug traffickers move drugs up through Northern Mexico and across the US Southwest border, but there is a Caribbean channel for trafficking drugs as well. On this channel, Southeast Florida is a significant drug receipt and transshipment point. Anything coming from South America or Mexico, which includes smaller amounts of heroin and methamphetamine, will be readily available in Southeast Florida.

The Problem with Closing Pain Clinics

Everyone agrees that it’s vital to bring pain clinics that are driving Hialeah substance abuse and addiction under tighter control. What’s more, the ones that are simply not following medical ethics guidelines must be closed. There is one problem with this plan. In other parts of the United States, when money gets tight or an addicted person can’t find the prescription pain reliever he or she is accustomed to taking, it’s quite common for that person to turn to heroin instead. Prescription pain relievers and heroin are chemically very similar, and produce a similar result.

It’s also unfortunate that drug traffickers tend to notice trends like this and shift their shipments to supply the demand as it changes. If Hialeah pain clinics close, those who are already addicted to prescription pain relievers are very likely to find heroin to prevent the sickness of opiate withdrawal.
All the pain clinics can be closed but what is actually needed is effective drug rehabilitation at a qualified rehab center Hialeah provides for those who are addicted. Effective drug rehab in a Hialeah rehab center is that service that results in long-lasting sobriety. Too many people go to Hialeah rehab programs that use the excuse “Relapse is part of recovery” to forgive the fact that they do not get the result needed. What should result from a Hialeah alcohol rehab or drug rehab program is a person whose cravings are reduced and who knows how to stay sober when they leave the drug or alcohol rehab Hialeah facility.
This is the result that is achieved at Narconon Arrowhead, a long-term, residential drug rehab program. Located near Canadian, Oklahoma, Narconon Arrowhead provides drug recovery services for individuals from every corner of the US.
The Narconon protocol of drug recovery has been creating sober, productive lives for more than forty-five years. It is also notable that no drugs are ever prescribed as part of recovery, unlike in many rehab centers Hialeah offers. The way recovery from drug or alcohol abuse is really brought about is by restoring self-esteem and personal integrity, by helping a recovering person learn how to make drug-free decisions, even in moments of stress, by reducing cravings through an innovative and healthy detoxification that flushes the residues of old drugs out of the body.
Recovery can be lasting, when it’s done the Narconon way. For answers to all your questions about Narconon drug rehab Hialeah families can trust and a compassionate, confidential interview, contact the Intake Counselors at Narconon Arrowhead today. Call 800-468-6933 today.


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