“We definitely support getting first responders the tools they need to save lives, but what happens to those people after they survive an overdose?”
Stuart, Florida (PRWEB) March 09, 2014
Aid in Recovery, full service drug and alcohol rehabilitation center servicing South Florida, released a statement today commenting on a recent statement from Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
According to a report from Reuters (U.S. drug czar urges police to carry heroin overdose treatment, 2/11/2014) Kerlikowske, who is known as the Obama administration’s “Drug Czar,” issued an official statement urging first responders such as police officers and fireman to carry Naloxone, a blocking agent that can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose and restore breathing.
“We applaud the sentiment behind Mr. Kerlikowske’s recent statement,” said Dr. Michael Lukens, Psychologist at Aid in Recovery. “Heroin and opiod addiction is at an all-time high, and while giving first responders the tools to respond to overdoses is a good first step, we need to go farther and really attack the problem of addiction at its root cause.”
Aid in Recovery prides itself on providing professional, affordable care for addicts in recovery.
“We definitely support getting first responders the tools they need to save lives, but what happens to those people after they survive an overdose?” said Dr. Michael Lukens. “We need to make sure that treatment options are affordable, accessible and can be administered quickly. Otherwise, it will only be a matter of time until the next overdose, and then that person who was saved may not be so lucky.”
Aid in Recovery is a premier drug and alcohol treatment center. Our approach is defined by recognizing each clients need for a personalized drug and alcohol treatment program. We aren't a hospital-like institution and there’s a good reason for that. We believe that treating each client as an individual is crucial to delivering the best possible patient care. At a busy clinic-like program, it simply isn't possible for a therapist to truly get to know each client and understand their specific needs. To best meet the needs of each patient we treat, we offer a diverse curriculum with a focus on both mind and body designed to meet the individual. We treat every patient as an individual and we work with one patient at a time and guide them to a new life in recovery. To learn more about the specifics of our program, please visit our program details page.
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