Saving lives is most often the job of paramedics and emergency room staff. On Christmas Eve of 2013, when a police officer near Draper, UT, heard a call about an individual presumed dead due to a possible drug overdose, he responded immediately. Having arrived before EMTs, Officer Zach Beglarian used his CPR skills to resuscitate the man. After being revived, the man admitted to accidentally overdosing on heroin. The quick response of Officer Beglarian saved the man’s life and prevented an unnecessary tragedy.
Giving Yourself Support During Recovery
Recovering from substance abuse is a challenge for those who choose to undergo treatment. Going through the recovery process alone often makes it more difficult. Finding people whom you can trust and depend on and who will also encourage you to keep going is crucial to the individual’s success. Below are some suggestions for support:
- Existing close relationships. Lean on those people with whom you already have intimate relationships.
- A new network of friends. If your former relationships revolved mostly around drugs or alcohol abuse, make new friends who are not substance abusers.
- Sober living environment. When living conditions are not conducive to a sober lifestyle, finding a new living arrangement may be necessary.
- Support groups. Commit to a support group made up of others who experience similar issues and attend it regularly.
Choosing Not to Be a Substance Abuser
The choice to stop abusing drugs or alcohol in Draper is a major lifestyle change, but one that is completely worth the effort. To take the first steps toward a new life free from substance abuse, call us today and speak with an admissions coordinator who can assist you.
Youth Care Of Draper
12595 Minuteman Dr
Draper, UT 84020-9541