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If you, or someone you know, is addicted to OxyContin then you have come to the right place.

OxyContin is a powerful narcotic. It is usually prescribed only for severe pain, but many people get hooked on this opiate-based prescription drug because it is highly addictive. An addiction to OxyContin is similar to heroin addiction.

OxyContin abuse is on the rise, increasing the need for rehab centers. If you are physically dependent upon on this drug, you will have withdrawal symptoms once you stop taking it; which is why it is best to find a rehab center.

The image of a common heroin addict running the inner city streets and hiding in alleyways may be going out of date. The new trend developing is a demographic of young Caucasian men and women in their twenties living in the suburbs. Frequently these middle-class suburbanite heroin users begin their drug abuse with prescription painkillers. Oftentimes people will be prescribed  narcotic pain medicine for legitimate pain management reasons, but unfortunately many become addicted to these opioid medications. 

What happens when these prescriptions run out? Just one pill of OxyContin can cost as much as $80 on the street where as a bag of heroin typically goes for about $10. Once an opiate dependency has developed this less expensive route can be rationalized to make more sense, but in buying heroin from a drug dealer, there’s really no telling exactly what’s in the bag. With heroin the chance of overdosing is greater because users can’t know the purity level of what they are buying. Furthermore, heroin users can run a high risk of developing infections from sharing needles. There is also always the danger that comes along with involving oneself in the illicit drug underground. One can find themselves owing money to, “not so nice,” people. They may put themselves in situations where they are likely to be robbed or hurt or both. Obviously, they will face the harsh legal consequences if they are caught possessing illegal substances by law enforcement.

In recent years the rise in the popularity of heroin has spawned an epidemic of addiction, but locking up drug addicts isn’t going to make the problem go away. Janina Kean is the president of a drug addiction treatment facility called High Watch Recovery Center in Kent, Connecticut, in the middle of the northeast where it can be said the epidemic is at its worst. Kean is of the opinion that, “in this country we are still not adequately treating a serious chronic disease, which is addiction.”

The disease is spreading and in reality the stereotypical concept of an inner city “junkie” living on the streets isn’t all that there is. For middle-class America, heroin addicts can be friends, neighbors or family members. Here is a prime example of the hard fact that addiction doesn’t discriminate. This illness affects all walks of life the same.

When young adults head off to college they are faced with a new found freedom from a life that has more or less been supervised by their parents thus far. Clearly college is supposed to be about furthering education and finding a career path, however, with the reigns loosened, college also becomes a school for partying, which typically involves drugs and alcohol these days.

In a 2002 to 2013 study, research revealed that roughly 20% of full-time college students ages 18 to 22 drink alcohol and use illegal drugs. Many of these young men and women begin experimenting with substances in their first year in college.

The same 2002 to 2013 study determined that, each year, 383,000 students used marijuana for their first time, amounting to an average of 1,000 students a day. Around 450,000 underage students began drinking alcohol each year. More disturbingly, the estimated number of college students who started using prescription painkillers like Oxycontin and Percocet was 251,000 students in one year.

A successful college experience most definitely involves getting to class, passing exams and discovering a passion. Along with that, young people learn how to socialize as adults. Unfortunately, in the culture today, socializing for young adults involves drinking and drugs in a big way. There’s nothing wrong with cutting loose a bit and living while we’re young, but there is a fine line between just having a good time and opening a valve that could lead to serious alcohol and substance abuse problems.

Created by experienced physicians and clinicians, Evolutions Treatment Center provides a drug and alcohol addiction treatment program that takes clinically proven, evidence-based therapeutic techniques for contending addiction and combines them with advanced approaches being developed by the best and brightest minds in substance abuse treatment today. Separating Evolutions apart from others – along with our cutting-edge treatment program – is the unmatched luxury in which our Clients may recover, as well as a large range of holistic approaches that help to heal the mind, body and spirit. The result is truly an Evolution in substance abuse treatment that is both innovative and effective.

At Banyan Treatment Center, we understand the burden that addiction places on you and your loved ones. We also understand the difficulties that come with loosening the grip of active addiction, and making strides toward a happy and productive recovery. Here at Banyan we treat each client with compassion and individualized care tailored to fit their unique needs. We believe our approach is effective and realistic in producing intrinsic motivation for change and sustaining permanent recovery.

Our qualified team of masters level and state licensed or PhD. level clinicians are dedicated to individualized and innovative care. The foundation of our approach is grounded in the principles of the 12 steps, complimented by newer, evidenced based modalities of treatment designed to engage clients of varying demographics and life experiences. Our programs are designed to prepare you for the transition back into society and instill a healthy level of self-sufficiency.

Phoenix House Citra offers eight specialized programs that span our four Florida campuses: Citra Adult Residential Program, Brandon Outpatient Center, Hyde Park Outpatient Center and the Derek Jeter Center at Phoenix House.

As individuals have come to expect from the JourneyPure family of treatment centers, you will be equipped to enter and sustain recovery with comprehensive treatment programs.  Addiction treatment focuses on individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, and these co-occurring illnesses are treated simultaneously in a truly integrated program. We provide the highest quality of care by providing a unique and individualized blend of evidence-based practices in addiction, medicine, mental health and trauma which includes one-on-one counseling and recovery coaching.  Our intimate setting allows for truly individualized care.

Detox of South Florida has a variety of options to help its clients abstain from drug and alcohol seeking behavior.  Our programs are individualized to meet client specific needs.  We offer inpatient Detoxification (with extended stay as needed, up to 90 days), an Intensive Outpatient Program, Outpatient Program, Day or Night (PHP) services, and Residential Services.  Each of our programs include, but are not limited to: helping individuals learn about their addiction, take care of their physical and emotional health, follow the direction of their health care professionals, develop a sober support group, and make positive changes in the areas of their lives that provoke use/abuse. 

Serenity at Summit is an unique detoxification center that goes beyond treating addiction to help nurture each client’s mind, body, and spirit.

Proven holistic treatment techniques and a relaxing upscale environment come together to help clients realize positive growth and change.

Destination Hope is an addiction treatment center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that provides gender specific substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment to men and women suffering from drug or alcohol addiction. Our unique program treats individuals in a comfortable environment where we have helped hundreds of clients break free from substance abuse. Our exceptional Florida drug rehab, alcohol rehab, and dual diagnosis treatment fosters a healthy, constructive and comfortable environment for clients to grow as they achieve their personal goals on the road to recovery.  Our sister program, The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center provides provides mental health treatment programs for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, dual diagnosis, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders to adults. Our unique programs offer an outstanding family program and lifelong case management services.

Destination Hope is accredited by the Joint Commission and has received the Gold Seal Approval.

Reflections Treatment Center, LLC utilizes an integrative medical model and affiliate agreements with other providers for linkage, referrals and overlay services. Reflections Treatment Center LLC, establishes and maintains accessibility to a full continuum of services for persons in need.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES:Every patient within our program will receive therapeutic services during the entire course of treatment. As an agency, we treat not only the surface issues. We delve beyond the symptoms, and address the overall underlying causes of the symptoms. Our focus is on treating the entire individual, in order to ensure a more productive life and long-term success.Psychological issues / topics that we address include but are not limited to:Anxiety Disorder

Depressive Disorder Personality Disorders Bipolar Disorder Obsessive / Compulsive Disorders Eating Disorders Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Panic Disorders Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Grief and Loss Stress Reduction Anger Management Relapse Prevention

Our on-site mental health treatment also includes dual – diagnosis, as many patients suffer from both substance abuse as well as mental health problems. Individual and family therapy will both be provided at a minimum of one time per week, or as needed. Group sessions will also be provided at a minimum of one time per week, or as needed. Family systems workshops will be completed, to address the impact of the family unit upon the individual. As an agency, we also provide ancillary services which include: legal, vocational, employment, prenatal care, diagnostic testing, public assistance, child care, and transportation.

COUNSELING:All patients will be seen as per 65D30 regulations and based on the patients’ stability and medical/ psychological needs. (See Policy and Procedures Records Contents Policy.) All contacts with the patient and for the patient shall be recorded in the patient record. Effective treatment of drug addiction requires comprehensive attention to all of an individual’s medical and psychosocial co-morbidities. Pharmacological therapy alone rarely achieves long-term success.Non-pharmacological therapies will be determined based on the intensity of intervention required for a patient. Our staff follows ASAM guidelines and refers to the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM PPC-2R, (www.asam.org). This is the most widely used and comprehensive national guidelines for placement, continued stay, and discharge of patients with alcohol and other drug problems. Our highly trained staff utilizes different types of behavioral therapies (e.g., Motivational Enhancement Therapy, self-help programs) have been used successfully for substance abuse disorders. SAMSHA includes a number of documents that contain best practice guidelines for the provision of interventions and therapies for individuals with substance abuse disorders.

Freedom Recovery Center is an Arizona state licensed substance abuse recovery program designed to help you overcome the struggles associated with alcoholism and addiction. At Freedom Recovery Center we believe that Alcoholism and Addiction is a core disease. Our team is dedicated to educating our clients and treating their condition.

In addition to our Innovative Treatment Program at our facility, we offer transitional living for men and women …

At New Freedom and Footprints our success in helping young men and women achieve long-term sobriety can be attributed to our approach to recovery. We teach our clients what it takes to stay sober once they leave our facility. We require our clients to work a solid program of recovery while we assist them in finding a primary purpose in life. We teach young men and women that a life in sobriety can be fun and fulfilling. If you or your loved one is ready to start a new life full of serenity and purpose, the New Freedom and Footprints is the place for you.

ACHIEVE Behavioral Healthcare is a privately held male gender-specific treatment and long-term continuing care facility licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families and located in Delray Beach, Florida. Our treatment philosophy is based upon a unique program referred to as The ACHIEVE Treatment Model ® which provides our clients a multi-disciplinary range of individual and evidenced-based group therapy, relapse prevention, and family counseling combined with crucial educational, vocational, and social life skill training, health, wellness, and fitness education and training, combined with and optional faith and 12-step programs.