New Jersey hospitals are seeing more and more victims of prescription drug overdose in their emergency rooms, reports NJ.com. Resulting hospitalizations rose by 33 percent and the number of patients in need of urgent care after overdosing on sedatives, tranquilizers, and/or painkillers rose by 65 percent between 1999 and 2006 – almost 9,500 people total.
Are you worried that someone you love in Clifton, New Jersey will succumb to overdose due to a drug abuse or drug addiction problem? We can help you find a drug rehab that can provide them with treatment that includes both detox and ongoing psychotherapy and support. Don’t wait to call.
The Myth of Overdose
Many people believe that overdose victims are taking illicit street drugs like cocaine and heroin. While there are a still a number of people who take too much of these substances and end up in the hospital as a result, about half of all overdoses in the United States are due to prescription drugs.
One of the biggest dangers is the myth that prescription drugs are safe because they come from a doctor. A doctor wouldn’t prescribe something that could hurt you, right? While doctors prescribe drugs for particular purposes, they are only safe when taken in the correct dosage in the correct way without any other substances and only by the person who is given the prescription.
The Truth About Overdose: Abstinence Makes It Avoidable
Call us today to find a drug addiction treatment program that can help your loved one to stop abusing prescription drugs – it’s the only way to avoid an overdose. Are you ready to take the first step and help your Clifton family member? Call now.
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