The department is pushing for prevention education to prevent heroin addiction and subsequent abuse before it turns into a fatal overdose case, or a possession charge.
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 27, 2015
“Heroin has never been more plentiful or cheaper, or more pure, and that’s where our overdoses are coming from,” says Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler, as quoted by the Baltimore Sun on May 8th. In the surging heroin related incidents in Baltimore, police resources are running thin. The department is pushing for prevention education to prevent heroin addiction and subsequent abuse before it turns into a fatal overdose case, or a possession charge. Drug Rehab Baltimore is a drug and alcohol rehab facility specializing in heroin rehab. In response to recent spikes in heroin overdoses, Drug Rehab Baltimore is extending its heroin rehab program to the entire state of Maryland.
Gahler’s attempts to treat heroin addicts with compassion, and the avoidance of charges has raised some eyebrows among local officials. The Baltimore Sun quotes, “One of the concerns that came out is, we are being unfriendly to the people who are suffering and targeting the dealers. We have not charged a [single] one of those 41 surviving victims of overdoses.”
Drug Rehab Baltimore asserts that treating the root of heroin abuse before users suffer from chronic addiction is effective in treating the disease of addiction long term. An associate comments, “By addressing substance abuse early on, you don’t give addiction time to take root. It’s difficult to treat substance abuse for a number of reasons, the first being that users don’t think they need treatment because substance use isn’t typically deemed a problem, but the truth of the matter is that substance abuse can lead to addiction. And with opiates like heroin, tolerance builds rapidly, so substance abusers only have a limited window before becoming addicted—or before suffering an overdose. Everyone reacts differently to heroin. With the increased purity we’ve been seeing as of late, it’s not surprising even first time users are overdosing. The key to redressing overdose rates is getting help. Whatever we need to do to make this apparent to users and loved ones alike needs to happen very soon.”
Drug Rehab Baltimore is medically monitored 24 hours a day and provides patients with specialized heroin rehab in Baltimore for optimal treatment. The facility treats patients for the symptoms of withdrawal upon arrival, and offers clients private rooms, gourmet meals, and holistic yoga and meditation sessions. Addiction counselors help patients understand the root of their addictions and actively work towards creating healthy alternatives and solutions to redress addiction. Drug Rehab Baltimore provides the addiction echelon of care beginning with drug detox in Baltimore.