Rise in pain pill overdoses among women
Women are being lost to drug overdoses
in greater numbers than ever. In the first decade of the 21st Century, the annual rate of fatal prescription drug overdoses
among U.S. Women has increased over 400%. Opiate cravings drive pain killer addiction, so a very good solution is to reduce them and start treatment.
Almost 48,000 lives were lost during the ten years mentioned above. It’s a statistic that continues to rise every year, and the victims are from all walks of life. These are your friends and family, co-workers, and others with whom you come into contact every day. Vicodin and Oxycontin prescriptions, and other opioid pain killers, have increased at almost the same rate as the overdoses.
These drugs do wonders for pain sufferers, in the short term that is. The problem is that a small percentage of individuals who are helped by these medications become addicted to them. Some doctors will continue to prescribe them to a patient for months and even years. And some patients will “doctor shop” and get the prescriptions from several doctors to support the habit.
Tarzana Treatment Centers provides Vivitrol and Methadone Maintenance treatment to reduce opiate cravings. Vivitrol is a monthly injection of Naltrexone that reduces cravings. After medical detoxification
, patients abstain from drug use during Vivitrol treatment and meet with counselors. Methadone Maintenance reduces cravings and allows individuals with serious addictions to focus on recovery without the strong urge to abuse medications. These are successful forms of Medication Assisted Treatment that we have provided for several years.
Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.