Forcing patients to forgo medications prescribed by addiction specialists is a sure-fire way to make recovering addicts relapse, and possibly lead them to fatally overdosing.
USA (PRWEB) March 12, 2015
According to an article published by Springfield News Sun on March 10th the life saving drug, suboxone, has been banned in Clark County Jail. Suboxone is a synthetic opiate meant to battle the throes of heroin (and opiate based) addictions. Suboxone does not induce the euphoria associated with addictive opiate substances. Suboxone is prescribed to recovering addicts who are transitioning from their lives of addiction to sobriety. The opiate based medication is monitored under a medical practitioner, and is essential for the safe recovery from heroin addiction. According to Springfield News Sun, the tri-county regional jail refuses to allow suboxone into its governmental facility, even if it’s prescribed by a doctor. Harbor VIllage Detox is an inpatient medical detox center specializing in providing recovering addicts with painless withdrawal. The drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility detoxifies hundreds of patients around the nation to ensure those suffering from addiction are on a stable road to recovery.
A medical associate from Harbor Village Detox comments, “This is an egregious oversight in the treatment of patients suffering from a heroin substance use disorder. Forcing patients to forgo medications prescribed by addiction specialists is a sure-fire way to make recovering addicts relapse, and possibly lead them to fatally overdosing. Jails are notorious for failing to deliver effective drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, but this ensures that drug addicts will return to the streets searching for a fix.”
Suboxone and methadone are opiate based medications that help heroin addicts overcome their addictions under the medical monitoring of an addiction professional; the chance for abuse does exist, however, suboxone helps prevent addicts from relapsing. The Springfield News Sun quotes Andrea Risley. a McKinley Hall nurse, “[Patients’] continuous care should continue on into jail, just like it would for anything else,”
Harbor Village Detox treats victims of drug and alcohol addiction across the nation. Their facility is located in sunny South Florida. They specialize in ensuring victims of substance use disorders are painlessly treated for the symptoms of withdrawal, with the use of medically assisted drug treatment during inpatient medical detox. Patients are welcomed into an environment of family, and begin to unfurl the layers of addiction during group and intensive therapy.