The fact that the United States is in the midst of an “Opioid Crisis” or an “Opioid Epidemic” is old news. Statistics are staggering when we look at the number of people who are addicted to opioids and the rising number of opioid deaths each year.
According to a National Institute on Drug Abuse article published in June 2019, 19.5 million females (or 15.4 percent) ages 18 or older have used illicit* drugs in the past year. *The term “illicit” refers to the use of illegal drugs, including marijuana according to federal law, and misuse of prescription medications.
Gulf Breeze Recovery recognizes the important role that hope plays in long term recovery. All these components are included not only in their treatment program, but also in the “Blueprint for Success” which outlines the guest’s “life plan” and aftercare.
Featuring In this video: Barnett discusses with the author of five published books including the forthcoming book “The Transformation Principle”, Joe Bailey, the health of the family after treatment of loved one.
Featuring In this video: Barnett discusses with the author of five published books including the forthcoming book “The Transformation Principle”, Joe Bailey, and Health of the Helper® in the caregiving and addiction treatment field.
Many people abuse more than one substance and have what is commonly referred to as polysubstance or polydrug abuse. Sometimes people abuse different substances to intentionally create different reactions. Certain substances make them feel better or give them a “high”, while other substances cause sedation and help them relax or sleep.
According to the Center for Disease Control, overdose deaths in the United States have increased from 16,849 in 1999 to 70,237 in 2017. That is a more than four times increase in deaths in less than 20 years.
In Beyond Addiction Episode 5, “Our Program,” we discuss our non-12 step holistic drug and alcohol treatment program. We incorporate a luxury setting, chef-prepared food and outdoor amenities, a medically licensed detox facility, spa and one-on-one, and group therapy, as well as physical and mental health protocols, to create the setting for natural insight to return and become a part of our healthy operating system.
In the third episode, “The Observable Behavior of Addiction”, Kat and Barnett from Gulf Breeze Recovery, a non-12 step holistic drug and alcohol rehab in Florida, continue their discussion of addiction using the plant metaphor, and looking at from where the observable behaviors of addiction spring forth and grow.
As the much-publicized war on opioids continues, another drug is quietly regaining momentum and leaving a deadly path of destruction. Methamphetamine is back. Back in a very big way.