Heroin Addiction Louisville

Profile of the Typical Heroin User

In Louisville today, a middle class suburban mom tying off and shooting up in a grocery store parking lot has replaced the image of the street corner heroin junkie of the 1970s. The profile of the typical heroin user is not the only thing that has changed; the heroin found on the streets, parking lots, and yes, schoolyards of Louisville are much stronger in 2013 than it was in 1973. As a result, Louisville heroin-related deaths rose 148 percent in 2012 from 2011, and emergency room visits for heroin overdoses are up 77 percent. Even more tragically, children are watching their parents shoot heroin and watching them as they pass out, or worse. This not only traumatizes the child, but it also teaches children at a very young age about drug use, setting the stage for the next generation of drug addiction in Louisville, KY.

Amidst this tragedy, there is hope -- Louisville Drug Rehab Programs offer effective, evidenced-based addiction recovery treatment for heroin users, as well as other types of drug addiction. Treatment starts with physician-supervised drug detoxification treatment and then once the addict is medically stabilized, a team of highly-qualified, certified addiction recovery specialists work with the individual to break down the psychological factors supporting the addiction and to develop effective relapse prevention strategies. Drug Rehab Louisville KY also offers support, counseling, and education for families of drug addicts. Call (877) 804-1531 to start the recovery process now.

The only way these highly trained and compassionate Louisville Drug Rehabilitation professionals can help you and your loved ones begin the road to recovery is for you to contact them at (877) 804-1531 now. A caring and knowledge drug addiction professional is available 24/7 to discuss the different addiction recovery options available for you and your family.

Alcohol Abuse Combined with Drug Addiction Increase Risk of Health Complications

When a person uses illegal prescription drugs and/or heroin or other street drugs, then drinks alcohol as well, the effects of the drug and alcohol are intensified. When an individual is dependent on two or more substances, Louisville Drug Addiction Treatment professionals refer to the condition as polysubstance abuse and dependence. Left untreated, this complicated form of addiction frequently leads to death. Additionally, for treatment to be effective, the substance abuse treatment professional needs to have years of experience treating multiple types of addiction, as well as advanced specialized training in polysubstance addiction treatment interventions.

The addiction recovery treatment team at Louisville Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Rehab include licensed and certified drug addiction counselors and medical professionals who are trained to provided individualized addiction treatment interventions to people addicted to multiple drugs and alcohol. Given the intensity of treatment and the severity of this form of addiction, people diagnosed with poly substance abuse often require inpatient substance abuse treatment services. Often the drug and alcohol detoxification process alone takes weeks of intensive medical supervision and treatment so the addict's body safely adjusts to not having drugs and alcohol. Since the person has an addiction to several drugs, the individual needs to develop, rehearse, and integrate multiple coping strategies to deal with a torrent of triggers to use alcohol and drugs. Inpatient facilities at Drug Treatment Centers Louisville KY provide individuals a safe and caring drug-free environment to learn and practice the skills they need to maintain a clean and sober life. Call Drug Rehab Center Louisville KY at (877) 804-1531 to start your journey to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction today.

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