Colorado has the second highest rate of prescription drug abuse in the country. In emergency rooms across the state, doctors are being more restrictive about the painkillers they prescribe. Limits are being placed on the number of pills that are given to each patient. Doctors in towns like Commerce City, CO, are also becoming more reluctant to give new prescriptions to individuals who say that their medications were stolen or lost. By limiting the availability of these powerful prescription medications, these doctors hope to cut down on their abuse as well as the accidental overdose deaths related to them.
Having the Support of Loved Ones
Undergoing substance abuse treatment is not easy for the individual. It takes time and a lot of hard work to make a successful recovery. Having to go through this process alone makes it even more difficult. However, statistics show that when the individual’s loved ones are involved in the treatment process, there is a greater chance for success. Below are some of the benefits of family involvement in the treatment process:
- The individual’s loved ones can encourage them to persevere through treatment, especially when the process gets more difficult.
- Loved ones are able to share how the individual’s substance abuse has affected each of them.
- Substance abuse professionals can gain greater insight into the individual’s behaviors as they interact with those who are closest to the substance abuser.
Starting the Process of Recovery
Helping your Commerce City loved one to begin the process of recovery is as simple as picking up the phone. To explore treatment options for someone with a substance abuse problem, call now and speak to an admissions coordinator who can match your loved one to the right treatment services.
6401 E 72nd Ave # 2
Commerce City, CO 80022-2084