President Obama Calls For Help In Fight On Drugs



Released on: February 01, 2011, 5:20 am
Author: Mountainside Drug Rehab
Industry: Healthcare

WASHINGTON DC- President Obama fielded questions regarding the fight on drugs in a recent town meeting in California.

While the purpose of the meeting had a focus other than the national war on drugs, the tone quickly turned and the focus shifted on how to enable states to be able to provide more addiction treatment services to those in need.

President Obama highlighted a major problem within the addiction field: lack of adequate space in programs to service clients, began a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . The number of individuals who need drug rehab often times far outweighs the number of clients that one rehab center can service at any given time. Many times, drug addiction treatment programs will have waiting lists for space availability. Can you imagine how discouraging it would be to be an individual who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, decide that today is the day you are ready to change your life and be turned away and told to return at a later date? President Obama has suggested that the allocation of resources be re-examined to see if there are any changes that can be made to insure that each person who wants to go into drug rehab, can.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) National Survey on Drug Use and Health showed that there are 23.6 million individuals, aged 12 or older, who needed treatment for drug or alcohol abuse. The survey further shows that only 11% received treatment in a drug addiction treatment facility.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is highly skilled in assisting families put their lives back together when affected by alcohol or drug use. And, for the past 12 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping 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.



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