in the state of Vermont has increased steadily over the past decade. It’s become so overwhelming that the topic earned center stage honors during Governor Shumlin’s State of the State Address for 2014. They are taking action, and we thought this presented a good opportunity to remind the public about opiate and heroin treatment options
Vermont has seen a 770% increase in treatment for all opiates. Heroin treatment has gone up 250%. While it’s a positive sign that addicts are entering treatment in higher numbers, it also means that facilities are at capacity and waiting lists can reach 500 names. Of all drugs, opiate addicts are at the highest risk for overdosing
, so this is a big problem.
Governor Shumlin has proposed programs to help facilities with the backlog, and to educate youth before they try prescription opiates or heroin. The full text of the speech is at this link:
Tarzana Treatment Centers provides services for opiate addicts that include medical detoxification
, residential and outpatient treatment, and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) that includes Vivitrol
or Buprenorphine Maintenance. Prescription opiate and heroin addiction has a broad range of severity, so several treatment options need to be available to ensure the best outcomes.
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.