It’s time we take a more progressive approach to treatment and compel those found with drug paraphernalia into treatment as opposed to prison.
Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) July 24, 2015
According to WBAL TV on July 6th, Baltimore has sustained one overdose death every day since the recent outbreak of fentanyl-laced heroin. Fentanyl is an addictive opiate often laced into heroin. In the first quarter of the year 2015, there have been 39 fentanyl-related overdose deaths. Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen raised the alarm and issued a nationwide alert for heroin-laced fentanyl, which is being touted as one of the most deadly opiate combinations to date, according to WBAL TV. Many who purchase heroin illegally on the street are unaware of the second substance’s presence until it’s too late. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than the substance it is derived from: morphine. Drug Rehab Baltimore specializes in heroin rehab in Boston and treats users with opiate and heroin use disorders daily. The drug rehab center asserts more definitive action must be taken to curb overdose rates.
An associate working for the drug rehab in Baltimore comments, “We’ve already lost control of the situation when there’s one person dying from an overdose every day. It’s time we take a more progressive approach to treatment and compel those found with drug paraphernalia into treatment as opposed to prison. We should adopt similar policies as Gloucester, and give amnesty to those who willingly bring in their needles for treatment.
“Overdose deaths are entirely preventable, especially with Narcan and similar overdose reversal medications. These medications need to be publicly available, along with state-funded training for those willing to act similarly as the ‘neighborhood heroin watch.’ The urgency of the situation must compel the public to act.”
Drug Rehab Baltimore specializes in drug addiction and treatment in Baltimore, but services the entire state of Maryland. The treatment center offers drug and alcohol detoxification, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and extensive drug counseling. The facility offers recovering patients 24-hour medical and psychiatric treatment. Safe medically-assisted drug treatment is available in addition to holistic healing, yoga, meditation, and acupuncture sessions.
Patients work extensively to uproot the underlying causes of addiction while having full-time access to a fully equipped spa, salon, and gym. Drug Rehab Baltimore has weekly facility events to enliven the spirits of patients, and offers life coaching services to outline future plans for recovering addicts after treatment, including educational furtherment, professional opportunities, and stable housing.
For more information about Drug Rehab Baltimore visit http://drugrehabbaltimore.net/ or call (410)709-3816.