45% Of People Addicted to Heroin Began Addicted to Prescription Medications

Posted on: August 6th, 2015 by sobrietyresources

July 27, 2015

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Charlotte comments on WCNC’s recent article.

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 27, 2015

The heroin epidemic is affecting the Charlotte in North Carolina equally as the rest of the country, reported WCNC on July 7th. The rate for heroin usage has continued to climb around the country in part because the price tag of heroin has gone down considerably, and is a less expensive alternative for those with an addiction to prescription opiate medications. According to WCNC, the Centers for Disease Control says 45% of those who are addicted to heroin started out abusing prescription medications for pain management. Heroin addiction proliferates regardless of age, gender, and economic status.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Charlotte is a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center. The facility specializes in heroin rehab in Charlotte and offers patients extensive drug counseling and rehabilitation. The center for addiction treatment asserts more training is needed for medical personnel to accurately prescribe opiate medications to reduce addiction rates nationwide.

An associate of Drug and Alcohol Rehab Charlotte comments, “Part of the problem is that our medical professionals in the field are the first point of contact with highly addictive opiates. In terms of pain management, sometimes opiates are not the best option, as they should be a temporary means, but often become the first ‘remedy’ which often turns into a case of chronic addiction.

“We cannot be so apt to prescribe addictive opiates without knowing a full family history of previous addiction. There must be a national consensus in the medical field if we are to change the tides of the opiate epidemic at one of the roots which spurred it to life.”

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Charlotte specializes in extensive drug rehab in Charlotte and alcohol rehab in Charlotte. The treatment center accepts clients from the entire state of North Carolina and offers patients extensive drug counseling and life coaching services. Patients enjoy 24 hour medical monitoring, status updates on their conditions, and safe medically assisted drug treatment The addiction counselors of Drug and Alcohol Rehab work extensively with clients to identify the core causes of addiction and help remedy the underlying causes of the disease.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Charlotte accepts most major insurances and provides 100% tuition coverage in some instances.

For more information about Drug and Alcohol Rehab Charlotte visit http://drugandalcoholrehabcharlotte.com/ or call (704)586-9353.

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