News of the heroin epidemic and “opioid crisis” is everywhere today. Even the president is addressing the issue lately. What exactly is the heroin epidemic and what do we mean by “crisis?” Some of the statistics are very alarming. Drug abuse, overdose and death is rising among all citizens of the United States. This includes …
Five hundred metric tons of methamphetamine is being produced annually with 24.7 million people who use or used this highly addictive substance. The longer the use of the drug the worse the withdrawals become as one tries to quit. As the body becomes reliant on a certain amount of methamphetamines, removal of it can cause an immense amount of emotional and physical pain.
For patients that are addicted to drugs or alcohol, often an inpatient detox is needed because the addict can’t stop on their own. Other times a detox is medically necessary as in the case with alcoholics.