Drug Rehab Philadelphia Comments on Gov. Wolf’s Decision to Make Naloxone Widely Available

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Drug Rehab Philadelphia is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center servicing the state of Pennsylvania. As reported by CBS Philly, the addiction treatment center comments on the Gov.’s progressive decision to make overdose medications widely available.

No one should have to watch their loved ones die because they weren’t allowed to access the necessary medications to reverse an overdose.

According to a recent article published by CBS Philly on April 7th Gov. Wolf has made naloxone available for anyone to have access to. Anyone is able to acquire naloxone from a pharmacy without a doctor’s order- in an attempt to reduce opposition and further stigma associated with drug addiction. Pennsylvania’s state police will also begin carrying naloxone on hand. Naloxone (which is a main ingredient in Narcan) is an opiate overdose reversal medication. The medicine helps relieve the central nervous system in the event of an opiate overdose, and allows patients suffering from a potentially fatal overdose to breathe. Victims of overdoses are at great risk for sustaining irreversible brain damage- which comes espoused with loss of motor function, blindness, and other physical impairments. Many states across the nation are openly recognizing the need to make opiate overdose reversal medications widely available in the wake of mass, preventable overdose deaths.

Drug Rehab Philadelphia is an addiction treatment center located in the heart of Philadelphia. Their addiction treatment programs offer coverage for drug and alcohol addicts searching for help in overcoming drug and alcohol addiction. In light of Gov. Wolf’s recent ordinance, the addiction treatment center is welcoming the change surrounding the stigma of treating drug and alcohol addiction. An associate comments,

“We’ve been fighting so long to have addiction recognized by the public as a legitimate disease- and all the science is there. Action from the state is a huge step toward in addiction treatment, and we should all somehow be in the business of addiction treatment. The more resources that are floating around for people to utilize in the face of addiction will help to curb rates of addiction. The more we humanize this mental and physical disease, the more of the truth people will discover about victims of substance use disorders. No one should have to watch their loved ones die because they weren’t allowed to access the necessary medications to reverse an overdose. Unfortunately we haven’t got here without our share of sorrowful fatalities- but hopefully now those days are behind us.”

Drug Rehab Philadelphia is an addiction treatment center specializing in heroin rehab and alcohol rehab treatment programs. Their treatment facility prides itself in offering its patients the best recovery services in Philly; their facility is medically monitored 24/7 and provides patients with a spa environment to help clients disconnect from their lives of addiction. Patients work extensively with life coaches and psychologists to help uproot the inner causes of addiction, and make plans for the future.

For more information on the addiction treatment center, Drug Rehab Philadelphia, visit their website http://drugrehabphiladelphia.net/ or call 855-386-4028 directly.

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