Pennsylvania Addiction Help and Treatment
Although drug addiction is slightly less of a problem in Pennsylvania than in other states, the situation is still very serious.
In some ways, it’s more serious than in other states because of the types of drugs used.
What Types of Drugs Cause Problems in Pennsylvania?
Although all drugs are problems in Pennsylvania – as with all other states – the biggest problem is heroin.
Even school kids use heroin in Pennsylvania, and nearly one in three high school students will tell you that it’s very easy to get.
Most people who get help in Pennsylvania need it because they’re taking heroin. More than 7,000 people a year get into a drug addiction treatment program for heroin alone.
Heroin is also very easy to overdose on – especially the type of heroin found in Pennsylvania. What’s different about Pennsylvania heroin? The main problem is that you never really know how strong it’s going to be. As a result, someone can overdose on heroin when they didn’t think they’d taken any more than they had the last time.
The problem is worse in Philadelphia than other areas of the state – hospital emergency department visits are about three times higher than in the rest of the country, and about 50% of the people who die from drugs die from heroin.
Does someone in your family have a problem with heroin addiction?
We’ll help you find the addiction help that’s best for your situation.
What Other Drugs Are Driving People to Get Help in Pennsylvania?
Even though heroin is the biggest problem, more than 6,000 people a year get help in Pennsylvania for marijuana.
Many people think of marijuana as a safe drug. In fact, it’s not. And, as you can tell from the number of people getting addiction help just for marijuana, it’s also not easy to quit.
The other problem drugs are opiates other than heroin, including prescription drugs, and also cocaine, tranquilizers, stimulants like methamphetamine and other types of speed, PCP, sedatives (like Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug), and hallucinogens like LSD.
Does someone in your family have a problem with addiction?
We’ll help you find the Pennsylvania addiction help facility that’s best for your situation.
Prescription Drug Addiction Help in Pennsylvania
Many areas have a serious heroin problem because of prescription drugs. People get OxyContin, hydrocodone, methadone and other prescription painkillers from their doctor. They take them as directed, but still get addicted.
When it’s time to stop taking the drugs, they can’t quit. But they’re no longer getting them from their doctor, so they have to turn to illegal sources – drug pushers.
OxyContin from a drug dealer is very expensive – $60 to $80 a pill. Heroin, on the other hand, costs about $10 for the same amount.
It doesn’t take long to form an OxyContin addiction – just a few weeks can do it. When you try to stop taking them after that time you get withdrawal symptoms. Unfortunately, people don’t recognize the problem as withdrawal symptoms – they just think they still need the drug.
So … the addiction continues, and gets much, much worse.
There are more deaths from drugs in Pennsylvania than from motor vehicle accidents.
Do something now before someone in your family becomes one of the statistics.
What Kind of Addiction Help Will It Take to Get My Life Back?
What it will take to get your life back is finding the right treatment method for your situation, and honestly following it through.
How long that will take depends on the problem.
If the problem is alcohol, it depends on how long the person has been drinking, how often they drink, how much they drink in one sitting, and so on.
With drugs, it depends on the type of drug or drugs they’re taking, how long they’ve been taking them, and how physically addictive those drugs are.
But, most of all, it depends on the individual – how badly they are addicted, what problems they’re trying to resolve with alcohol or drugs, how honest they are about it, and how much they really want to change their lives.
If the person has made the decision to go to rehab – no matter how making that decision came about – they want to quit.
It’s important to get them into an addiction help facility as soon as they’ve made that decision – before they change their mind.
Does someone you care about need help?
Call us now at 855-889-0555
You can tell us what’s going on, and we can help you figure out which addiction help program is best for you. Then we’ll help you get the person with the problem to get into the program.
Can Addiction Help Services Help With All Drugs?
Yes. Whether the problem is cocaine addiction, meth addiction, heroin addiction, alcohol abuse, marijuana, addiction to club drugs like Ecstasy, even inhalants like glue – we can help you.
If you have a problem with prescription drug addiction – which is very common in Pennsylvania, as it is in the rest of the U.S. – you will have to make sure you go to a drug rehab facility that is experienced with prescription drugs.
Sometimes these can be harder to stop than illegal street drugs.
The prescription drugs people most often get addicted to are OxyContin, oxycodone, Vicodin, hydrocodone, methadone and other painkillers – of those, OxyContin addiction is probably the most prevalent.
They also become addicted to Xanax, Clonopin, and other sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety drugs.
Alcohol is, of course, the most widely used drug of all. We can help anyone with a drinking problem.
Drugs and alcohol can really damage the body. With some drugs it’s also easy to overdose – which can lead to death.
If you or someone you care about is having a problem with drugs or alcohol, it’s never too soon to get addiction help. Pennsylvania has many facilities. Let us help you find the right one for you.
Call us now at 855-889-0555
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