Heroin Overdose Deaths Increase by 270 Percent, Orlando Takes the Lead

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Drug Rehab Orlando comments on WFTV’s recent article.

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It’s not enough to only educate our communities about heroin and buying illicit substances, they need to know the potential dangers of addictive substances recommended by our own medical doctors,

According to WFTV on July 15th heroin overdose rates have increased by 270 percent, and Orlando is taking the lead among heroin toxicity cases. According to recent statistic Orlando suffers at least one death weekly as a direct result of a heroin overdose. Orlando has become known as a hub of heroin, and law enforcement officials are struggling to keep apace with its distribution. Officers rely on inside information from those who used to use the substance and are looking to start fresh. One of the main contributing factors to the proliferation of heroin among Orlando is the availability of the substance because of its low cost. Many who are addicted to prescription medications transition to using heroin because the substance is more potent, and gives users a “better high,” and is exceedingly less expensive than buying illicit opiate prescription medications.

Drug Rehab Orlando is a drug treatment facility in Orlando dedicated to helping those with heroin and opiate use disorders recover. The addiction treatment facility asserts Orlando’s prevention education must be reformed to include prescription medications to directly combat the transition from prescription painkillers to opiates.

An associate comments, “It’s not enough to only educate our communities about heroin and buying illicit substances, they need to know the potential dangers of addictive substances recommended by our own medical doctors, that we know and trust. There are other alternatives to opiate painkillers, but not many people know to ask about them, or even consider the substance their doctors are prescribing may lock them into a neverending battle with addiction.

“Because heroin use in Orlando is far too common the way in which we handle addiction must change. Instead of imprisoning addicts, we must work to get them reformed and treated for the long run, so they may re-enter society as productive, lucrative, and fulfilled. Heroin addiction isn’t just a terrible disease, the condition brings about a certain criminal element that cannot continue to permeate Orlando’s landscape.”

Drug Rehab Orlando specializes in alcohol rehab in Orlando and addiction treatment in Orlando. The facility provides a safe environment of recovery, and swathes clients in 24 hour medical and psychiatric treatment, in addition to medically assisted drug treatment to stave off the symptoms and signs of withdrawal. Drug Rehab Orlando understands addiction may only be resolutely resolved if the underlying cases of addiction cease to be; as such, the facility employs combination treatment inclusive of extensive drug counseling and holistic healing for complete wellness.

Drug Rehab Orlando accepts most major insurances and provides tuition assistance in some cases.

For more information about Drug Rehab Orlando visit http://drugrehaborlando.org/ or call (407)326-2266.

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