Nashville Reels from a Recent String of Heroin Overdose Deaths

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In response to a recent report published by The Tennessean, Drug Rehab Nashville offers new incentive programs for victims of drug overdoses.

Most of the addiction professionals [of Drug Rehab Nashville] have struggled with addiction themselves, and make every attempt to ensure patients feel welcomed and accepted.

Over the course of three days four people have died from apparent overdoses, according to The Tennessean on March 26th. Officers are still trying to discern if the overdose spike is attributed to increased heroin usage, or if there is a particularly pernicious batch of heroin circulating the streets. The Nashville police issued a public warning about the synthetic opiate fentanyl, which is under speculation for contributing to the string of heroin overdose deaths- as the drug is commonly laced into heroin. Fentanyl has the capability of being absorbed into the skin, making it potentially dangerous for officers conducting live investigations.

The Tennessean quotes Dr. Chapman Sledge, “The people who are using heroin do not fit the stereotypes of the past. Recent patients range from a 15 year-old from a suburban county who was snorting heroin for a thrill, to a grandmother with pain issues who was injecting it as a replacement for prescription drugs she could no longer obtain,”

Drug Rehab Nashville specializes in alcohol and heroin rehabilitation, and is offering new incentive programs in the wake of increased overdose deaths- in an attempt to save the lives of those with untreated drug and alcohol addictions. The drug and alcohol rehab facility provides patients with the pinnacle of addiction treatment, and offers a variety of therapy to address core elements attributed to addiction. Family therapy is one of their introductory incentive programs, as it is fully designed to help patients mend the relationships with family members and loved ones who have been adversely affected by drug or alcohol addiction. Patients work closely with addiction counselors to establish measurable goals, and means of rewards.

Drug Rehab Nashville provides 24/7 medical and psychiatric monitoring for patients, and encourages medically assisted drug treatment throughout the duration of inpatient medical detox, drug and alcohol inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and induction into sober living communities to completely diminish the chances of relapse. The treatment facility understands victims of addiction are highly stigmatized and may hesitate seeking help. Most of the addiction professionals have struggled with addiction themselves, and make every attempt to ensure patients feel welcomed and accepted.

For more information about heroin rehab and addiction treatment in Nashville you can visit Drug Rehab Nashville at http://drugrehabnashville.org/ or call 855-419-7546 directly.

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