New England States Among Highest For Drug Abuse Occurrence



Released on: January 05, 2011, 4:23 am
Author: Mountainside Drug Rehab
Industry: Healthcare

WASHINGTON DC- A 2009 study recently published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows that non-heroin drug abuse in the United States is highest within the New England states of the country.

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont were among the states with the highest abuse rates, with Maine topping the list.

Admission rates for painkiller abuse rose over the nation, begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center , a leading New England substance abuse treatment facility. But, the highest rates of increase were seen within the New England states, particularly Maine. Since 2000, when the availability and effectiveness of such heavy-duty narcotics like Oxycontin and Fentnyl were discovered, abuse rates have skyrocketed. This is a red alert to clinicians to be vigilant in closely monitoring narcotic prescription use among their patients. Some New England states have a prescription monitoring program which tracks when an individual has a narcotic prescription filled. This measure is effective in helping doctors identify individuals who may be doctor shopping and getting multiple narcotics prescriptions filled. By sharing this information, doctors can take action to insure that they don't fall prey to a drug abuser who is looking for an easy narcotic prescription.

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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