A recently published report showing that the incidence of drug overdose related deaths has increased by 400% has further emphasized the need for more drug abuse prevention education programs.
Long thought to be a problem of young adults, statistics for prescription drug overdoses have shown that the group that has been most affected are those who range in age from 30-50 years old.
Shocked by such findings, drug rehabs nationwide are always seeking ways to increase substance abuse awareness with a key one being the promotion of an annual event, The National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: http://www.recoverymonth.gov/.
Every year, RecoveryMonth.gov promotes September as “Recovery Month”. Their site stresses that they don’t limit themselves to drug abuse awareness in September solely, but they set aside September to draw attention to substance abuse as well as to recognize outstanding services provided by those within the addiction treatment field.
“When a group sets aside a specific time to focus on substance abuse and alcoholism prevention, it’s a good thing,” remarks a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “We all know that fighting the battle of addiction is an everyday, uphill battle and calling special attention to efforts that are being made within the addiction treatment field at a particular time each year may actually help push that one person over the edge to get the help he/she needs to live a life free of addiction. In addition, it spotlights those who have successfully recovered and shows others that it really can be done! Activities like this help remove the stigma associated with drug rehab and allow people to begin their journey to recovery supported by those around them.”
RecoveryMonth.gov along with alcoholism treatment centers such as Mountainside, aim to educate society on drug and alcohol abuse and call attention to this epidemic as a national health crisis. Additionally, the public is educated on the nature of addiction and is shown that recovery is, indeed, possible.
The compassionate, caring treatment team at Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is comprised of licensed and certified counselors and social workers as well as an on-staff Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse, both of whom have specializations and extensive experience in drug addiction and alcohol treatment. For clients who may have psychiatric issues and/or a dual diagnosis, Mountainside provides the services of a Psychiatrist who also has specialization in addictions. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment over the past 12 years, Mountainside has become the model for treatment professionals throughout the United States…