Any time a problem or crisis becomes significant enough to alert the attention of the country, one of the first approaches that need to be done in addressing it is to raise awareness of the issue and to get people better informed about it so that they can do something about it. If this does not happen then the end result is not pleasant. For example, one may have heard fairly recently that it was officially declared that the great barrier reef off of the coast of Australia was officially dead and that one of the world’s largest reef ecosystems have finally been completely destroyed by human hands.
However, one probably did not hear several years ago that the great barrier reef was on its way out when effective change could still have been made to do something about it. This is a perfect example of a situation and scenario were a problem became worse and worse and worse and not enough awareness could be raised about it to create effective change and so then the problem reached its apex and final destruction. We are trying to stop this from being the same situation in the United States with drug and alcohol abuse.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction
When it comes to addressing drug and alcohol addiction in the United States, the best way to go about this is with both rehabilitation and prevention. These two approaches will offer the best services and the most capable approaches for people by far. When people are contemplating beating addiction if they have it, they will need to go to rehabilitation. For people who are not yet addicted to drugs and alcohol, they will need to be helped with prevention to make sure that they do not end up falling prey to substance abuse habits and problems.
A combination of prevention and rehabilitation is the most effective way for properly addressing substance abuse issues in this country. Rehabilitation takes care of those who are already addicted to substances, and prevention takes care of those who have not yet fallen prey to substance abuse. With this understanding, organizations all across United States including governmental research bodies and governmental rehabilitation programs and private rehabilitation programs have set forth with implementing these two approaches in an effort to really address this problem as it stands right now in this country. As addiction has gotten progressively worse since the turn-of-the-century, this has become a more and more desperate and focused effort, to say the least.
Between the years of 2000 and 2006 approximately, the American pharmaceutical industry launched a massive project of intensively increasing the number of prescription drugs in this nation. This effort was one of the serious and dire consequences, to say the least, with people now getting addicted to harmful substances at numbers never before seen. How this eventually was found out of course was that prescription drugs, particularly painkillers, became the most common and popular drugs to abuse in this country, and which have now affected the lives of millions and millions of Americans. The American pharmaceutical history increased the production of prescription drugs by over 300% in just six years, so of course, it is pretty easy to see how bad this issue has gotten in such a short period of time.
As addiction has become considerably worse in this nation, enough research and study have been done to prove that it is actually the American-made substances and the legal and supposedly safe and harmless substances that cause the most problems. For the exact information on this, it was found that substances that are actually made by pharmaceutical companies to supposedly help us with pain problems are the substances that cause the most damage and difficulty. Opiate prescription pain reliever drugs, or painkillers for short, are the issue here. These drugs seem to create more and more difficult situations and scenarios that are spreading all across the country.
Though the pharmaceutical industry does not want it very well known, there are several alternatives to pain management that do not involve heavy drugs. There are some approaches to addressing pain without having to turn to harmful drugs.
Best Drug Rehabilitation specializes in helping people who are addicted to substances find the right program for their unique needs. Painkiller addiction is the hardest addictions to get away from and also the hardest ones to stop a person from relapsing on. For more information on how Best Drug Rehabilitation can recommend the treatment you need, reach out to us today at our toll-free number to take the first step towards recovery.