We as a society, have failed drug-dependent patients for decades. Our mistakes came from ignorance and not ill intent, but the consequences have been tragic. It is time to allow science to replace archaic beliefs and harmful drug treatment methods.Clare Waismann
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (PRWEB) April 11, 2018
The Opioid Crisis has been brewing beneath the surface for decades, but it's only been in recent years that people have begun to realize the magnitude of its impact on society. With President Trump's initiative to put a halt to opioid abuse, it seems that all parties are beginning to align their efforts to curtail opioid abuse and addiction in society.
Healthcare Organizations, Pharmaceutical Companies Beginning to Redefine the Condition
One significant reason that the Opioid Crisis has exponentially grown into the issue that it is today is that too many healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies were defining it merely as an addiction rather than a medical condition. Pharmaceutical companies routinely minimized the negative consequences of using and abusing prescription medications, and health care providers often classified addiction as a moral failure.
Now that the Executive Branch has declared this an epidemic that is sweeping across the nation, both pharmaceutical companies and healthcare organizations are beginning to change their position on prescription medication abuse and opioid addiction. They are starting to study the brain changes taking place in patients that are prescribed opioids. They are acknowledging that this is a medical condition that impacts the behavior of the individual in profound ways, and that multi-faceted treatment programs are necessary to overcome it.
For instance, the National Institute of Health recently launched a collaborative research initiative that will provide physicians and pharmaceutical developers with evidence-based research supporting the need for improvements in treatment options. Many opioid recovery specialists feel that the best treatment combines medication and support services in order to effectively overcome the physical withdrawals as well as the emotional dependence to opioids.
Health Professionals, Recovery Specialists Focusing on Awareness, Education, and Prevention
In addition to revolutionizing the treatment options that are available to those who are suffering from an addiction to opioids, this renewed commitment is leading to a push for prevention through advocacy and awareness initiatives. Educating the public is thought to be the first step in the battle against opioid addiction in the country. Health experts and recovery specialists believe that there is a general lack of understanding of the complexity of this disease, which is why additional educational efforts are necessary.
With additional resources available, the government, as well as organizations dedicated to addiction prevention, can provide more information about the root cause of this condition. For many, it starts with anxiety or depression — mental health disorders are often misdiagnosed or not adequately treated. Unfortunately, many people who suffer from these conditions begin to self-medicate with prescription medications and quickly become dependent on opioids in order to function in their daily lives.
Effective Treatment Options for Opioid Addiction are Available
While prevention methods will begin to dampen the impact of the Opioid Crisis over time, there is still an astonishing number of people who are dependent upon these drugs at this very moment. These people need effective treatment options in order to overcome their illness and move forward with their lives.
The Waismann Method® is a detoxification and treatment program that is particularly effective against opioid addiction. These treatment options provide patients with the medical care and resources that they need in order to endure the difficult withdrawal phase. Once they have gone through medical withdrawal or anesthesia-assisted rapid detox, the focus is shifted to the physiological and psychological symptoms that can occur throughout the recovery process. By combining effective medical opioid detoxification with mental health services, those who are suffering from opioid addiction are able to eliminate their dependency upon these drugs and begin a more productive, fulfilling life.
The Opioid Crisis is far from over, as an increasing number of people are becoming addicted to these powerful, debilitating drugs year after year. However, now that this crisis is a top priority of President Trump, it appears that more groups and organizations are going to start working together to overcome this societal tragedy once and for all.
If you or someone you know is showing the signs or symptoms of opioid abuse and addiction, then now is the right time to seek treatment. For more information on opioid addiction treatment options, contact us today.
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