For the drug or alcohol addict, the detox process can be hugely difficult. There is no doubt about it that addiction is truly a disease, and fighting it off can sometimes feel to the addict as well as their families and loved ones like an uphill battle. It’s important to note that the detox process should be done only under the supervision of a medical professional skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable in and about drug and alcohol addictions, ready to meet the medical and emotional needs of the patient.
In the United States (and in many other places around the world), drug addiction is anything but uncommon. In 2015 alone, more than fifty two thousand deaths were caused by drug overdose, and more than forty thousand of those deaths were directly caused by opioid overdose. Twenty thousand were related to painkiller abuse and more than ten thousand were link
Finding help for a loved one with an addiction to alcohol can be both challenging and stressful. You may have trouble finding a family doctor that accepts their insurance or lack there of when the truly need assistance. While many family practice doctors can offer some help, they cannot always in some cases. To help you learn the truth about drugs and alcohol and their consequences, here are some facts you need to know.
- Children begin starting to experiment with drugs as young as 13 years of age.
- The third leading cause of death in the United States, alcohol is also the most likely substance to be abused than any other drug.