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Rehab Programs in Durham, North Carolina

July 21, 2011


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Durham is the fourth largest city in the state of North Carolina with a population of 228,330 according to the 2010 census. The city is also the 85th largest city in the United States.  The city is located in the county seat of Durham County. Durham is the home of Duke University and North Carolina Central University. It too is located in the Research Triangle area and home to the Research Triangle Park. Nicknamed “The City of Medicine” mainly because of Duke University.

The city of Durham is riddled with Prescription Drug Abuse

The city of Durham has a drastic problem with prescription drug addiction. It may have to do with the stress of college of easy availability of prescription drugs to residents and students. The number of treatment admissions for prescription drug addiction is growing at an alarming rate.

According to the National Survey on drug use and health, in 2009, 16 million Americans age 12 and older had taken a prescription pain reliever, tranquilizer, stimulant, or sedative for nonmedical purposes at least once in the year prior to being surveyed. The desperation for prescription drugs is leading to theft. In 1995 there were 170 prescription drug thefts on record, drastically increasing to 359 in 2000 according to North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Controlled Substances Regulatory Branch.

Oxycontin

OxyContin is the number one target of these thieves who use the drug themselves as well as distributing it throughout the state illegally.

OxyContin is an opiate  that provides pain relief by acting on opioid receptors in the spinal cord, brain, and possibly in the tissues directly. Opioids act like morphine, are the most effective pain relievers available with effects lasting up to 12 hours. OxyContin abusers often crush the tablets and snorting the powder or by dissolving the tablets in water and injecting the liquid, they are addicted to the euphoric effects it produces. OxyContin distribution, and abuse is the fastest growing prescription drug threat to North Carolina causing an increasing number of drug related deaths and overdoses.

Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Opioids/narcotics/pain relievers

Dilaudid, Lorcet, Lortab,
OxyContin, Percocet,
Percodan, Tylox, Vicodin

Depressants
(benzodiazepines, tranquilizers, barbiturates, sedatives)
Librium, Valium, Xanax
Stimulants

Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin

Treatment Facilities in NC will Help

With the increasing number of treatment admission the reality of the huge problem with prescription drug addiction in the United States is clear. There is no reason to be ashamed to ask for help, you are not alone in this addiction. Treatment facilities in Durham North Carolina are here to help you overcome your addiction. You will enter into a detoxification process where you will be given non-addictive prescription drugs under a Doctors supervision to help lessen the symptoms of withdrawal.

Group and individual counseling will be provided to help you get to the rout cause of your addiction and work out and mental health issues you may have as an result of it. After leaving the treatment program you will need to continue on with out patient counseling and/or meetings to help keep you on the road of recovery and prevent any relapses. Do not wait any longer, It is time to quit. Contact a Durham North Carolina treatment program today…

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