Malibu, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2012
Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Inspire Malibu, recognized by many as the top addiction treatment center in Malibu, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California, announced today that he and his team are hosting a town hall event where the main focus for the evening will be the need for public awareness regarding issues like opiate detox, opiate rehab and the most effective ways for families to deal with addiction issues in the home and around the community.
One of the world’s leading authorities on opiate detox, Dr. Mohammad said, “A community-wide conversation about the dangers of not only opiate abuse, but also opiate detox is long overdo and something needs to be done now. In most neighborhoods there are extreme cases of drug abuse; however, the spike in opiate-related deaths as a result of opiate abuse has never been higher and our team is doing something about it.” Mohammad added, “What once were considered the safest suburban neighborhoods in Los Angeles are now dealing with sizeable opiate problems among young adults and frankly, people are terrified. The most effective way to put a stop to surging abuse is to raise awareness and educate the community, which is why we are doing our part to open a dialogue about everything from proper opiate detox and opiate rehab to the fact that only properly trained medical doctors with advanced addiction medicine training should be treating patients struggling with opiates. Under many circumstances, an improper opiate detox can be more dangerous than using the drug itself.”
Inspire Malibu’s town hall campaign is designed to inform the community at-large about the options available to them when considering proper and effective treatment for opiate detox and opiate rehab. Mohammad added, “We are dealing with a horrific issue right in our own backyard and unless the professional community does something about it, the problem will continue to grow. Our team of top-level addiction medicine specialists will discuss critical treatment protocols that all rehab centers should follow, but don’t. We have made opiate detox our focus and our research very clearly proves that one of the best approaches to solving the opiate abuse problem is through proper public education. That is why our town hall projects are so effective.”
For more information about Dr. Akikur Mohammad, addiction treatment and Inspire Malibu’s next town hall event, visit http://www.inspiremalibu.com.