Law enforcement agencies across the nation have responded to the problem of drug abuse in a number of ways. One method being used by these agencies is drug take back programs. Residents of Monroe, LA recently had a chance to turn over their prescription medications anonymously for proper disposal by police. This helps in prescription drug abuse prevention because many patients in recovery report that their addiction issues began when they used leftover medications found in the medicine cabinets of friends and family members. Law enforcement hopes these programs will keep some of these potentially dangerous medications out of the wrong hands and off the streets.
Choosing a Treatment Program
When a substance abuse problem is discovered in someone close to you, one of the first concerns is how to help them stop this behavior. Many good options are available, but not all treatment programs are the same. Each person’s needs are different and it’s important to consider their unique issues when choosing a treatment program. Some of the questions that will help you to make a more informed choice include:
- Is the method of treatment backed up by statistics and facts? Is there scientific evidence to back these methods?
- Do the care providers personalize the treatment program or is it “one size fits all”?
- Is the amount of time for this treatment adequate to meet the individual’s recovery needs?
- Will the care providers willingly make necessary adjustments as the individual’s needs change throughout the course of the program?
Helping Those You Love
Choosing the appropriate treatment option is important. Call this number today if a loved one in Monroe is struggling with drug and alcohol abuse and needs help choosing the right treatment for recovery.
Rays Of Sonshine
215 Arkansas Ave
Monroe, LA 71201-6207