Drug Facts Week Highlights Importance Of Community Based Drug Addiction Education



Released on: November 10, 2010, 7:12 am
Author: Mountainside Drug Rehab
Industry: Healthcare

NEW YORK- This week, the National Institute on Drug Abuse is sponsoring a Drug Facts Week. Targeted at teens and young adults, this week centers around debunking myths regarding drug abuse.

When approaching such a sensitive subject as drug abuse and drug addiction prevention, we have to make sure that we open the lines of communication in a safe way, begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . The best way to do this is in the broad sense, at the national level. This type of approach lets teens and young adults know, If you have a question, we're here and this is the place to get it answered'. One of the most important parts about a national event such as this is that it gets communities involved in affecting change. It helps everyone see just how widespread substance abuse is and fosters the formation of relationships within the community which can offer support for teens and young adults who may not have a mentor to whom they can look for guidance. Community based education also provides a sense of belonging and a sense of likeness to a group of people. And, research has shown that the incidence of substance abuse is less among those who feel they fit' and belong somewhere.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center has long been an advocate of alcohol and drug abuse prevention through education, starting at the family and community level. Since its inception, Mountainside has been committed to creating ways that will help individuals to get and to remain sober.

The compassionate, caring treatment team at Mountainside is comprised of licensed and certified counselors and social workers as well as a Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse, both of whom have specialization 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 the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Waters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433. http://www.mountainside.com/



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