Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) December 17, 2013
A Birmingham treatment center is launching a program dedicated toward reducing the use and abuse of marijuana through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.
According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, In 2012, among persons aged 12 or older, an estimated 1.4 million first-time past year marijuana users initiated prior to the age of 18. This estimate was similar to the corresponding estimate in 2011 (1.5 million). The estimated 1.4 million persons in 2012 who initiated prior to the age of 18 represented the majority (57.3 percent) of the 2.4 million recent marijuana initiates.
Among all youths aged 12 to 17, an estimated 5.0 percent had used marijuana for the first time within the past year in 2012, which was similar to the rate in 2011 (5.5 percent). As a percentage of those aged 12 to 17 who had not used marijuana prior to the past year (i.e., those at risk for initiation), the youth marijuana initiation rate in 2012 (5.7 percent) was similar to the rate in 2011 (6.3 percent).
Cocaine, heroin, Oxycontin and benzodiazepines are just a few of the drugs that the treatment center helps people put in their past. Alcoholism, a disease that destroys individuals as well as families, is addressed through the substance abuse treatment center’s programs.
The program offers a collective style of treatment options for clients. Ultimately, its bottom line is to help all clients leave the addiction treatment center with a structure in place for life outside of it. People come into these types of centers looking either for a new life or relief from their pain, and counselors and therapists on staff are ready to help.
Entering the Birmingham rehab center gives clients a new chance to be responsible members of society once again. They come to find themselves, discover new levels of self-esteem, and a spirituality that works.
Once people leave the treatment center, outpatient care and support is strongly suggested by counselors. Transitioning back into the “real world” takes time, too, and outpatient treatment allows clients an opportunity to share their victories and struggles with like-minded people. When it’s all put together, from detoxification to outpatient care, the substance abuse treatment center gives people a second chance.
For more information on the treatment center in Birmingham, visit http://drugsdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.