Thursday, October 28, 2010

Kentucky ranked Highest for Drug Related Deaths

We have all been told at one point or another that drugs are dangerous. That they have physical side effects, including death. Well Kentucky has been deemed the nation’s state with the highest amount of drug related deaths. The large amount of drug related deaths due to drug abuse comes from all age groups including a mother of four, a student and local teens. The drug deaths are not just from poor or uneducated communities it is state wide affecting all types of people.

Research shows that drug abuse and addiction in Kentucky is higher than any other state. One study reported that the residents of the state of Kentucky use more than double the nation’s average of Hydrocodone, which is usually a prescription drug. Teens report that family members are their source for supply of drugs. Kentucky was also ranked one of the top ten states with the highest nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers for ages twelve and older. According to the medical reports, the drugs most common in the drug related deaths were: methadone, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Valium, and Xanex. Local officials say that when the families try to deal with the problem in private, they end up becoming an enabler of the addiction. Providing funds, shelter, actually fuels the addiction cycle and does not make the user take accountability. Drug abuse and drug related deaths are such an issue because as the trend increases, the cost of patient treatment increases and is passed on to tax payers, courts, law enforcement, and jails.

If you or someone you know is struggling with prescription drug abuse or addiction and is in need of help, Inspirations Teen Rehab offers a flexible and affordable teen addiction treatment program. Our aim is to treat the whole person, and not just an isolated symptom. During the addiction treatment process we will work with the teen to identify the factors that may have contributed to the prescription drug abuse and addiction – home, friends and medical history. We also believe that families have a vital role to play in the recovery process, and each addiction treatment program has a place for family participation, to educate them in the treatment process and to equip them for their role as supporters.

Reach out to us. Recovery from addiction is just a click or a phone call away. If the information you are looking for is not found here and you need immediate attention you may contact us:

Teen Addiction Help: 1-888-757-6237

Addiction Treatment for Young Adults and Adults : 1-888-387-6237

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