When you or a loved one struggle with addiction, it can seem like every day is another opportunity for crisis. But you don’t have to live that way. Help is out there, and addiction treatment is safer and more reliable than it’s ever been.
If you live in Wilmington, Dover, Newark, or any other Delaware city, addiction may not just be a thing on TV or in the movies. That’s because Delaware currently suffers from the 10th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States, and the majority of that is caused by heroin and prescription pills like:
Delaware has been flooded with powerful drugs that are shaking up people’s lives.
Heroin Addiction Growing With Prescription Pill Crisis
People often talk about marijuana as being a gateway drug, meaning once you start smoking marijuana, you may try and become addicted to more powerful drugs. Science doesn’t back this claim up because pot doesn’t chemically make you want any other drugs. But there are real gateway drugs available, and the majority of them are for sale at your local pharmacy. Prescription painkillers are made from powerful opiates that are getting Delaware residents hooked.
Many prescription opiate addicts eventually move onto heroin. Chemically very similar to many prescription drugs, heroin has a popular selling point—it’s much cheaper. Prescription pills have been a true gateway to heroin for too many Delaware residents.
Medical Treatment for Opiate Dependence a Must
While you might have the willpower to stop using by going “cold turkey,” in the end, you may be doing your body and your recovery harm. Opiates are so powerful that they actually change the way the chemicals in your body work.
Quitting cold turkey can bring about severe symptoms that lead you to relapse. With expertly administered medical detox, you can navigate this tricky process under medical supervision.
When In-State Addiction Services Aren’t Enough
Unfortunately, many areas of Delaware don’t have access to the addiction services they need. That’s why it may be smart to look out of state for your treatment needs. Serenity House Detox is located Florida and offers extraordinary benefits that will make your recovery successful and relaxing. Whether you are dependent on pills, heroin, alcohol, cocaine, benzo’s, or any other drug, you can find the treatment you need with Serenity House.