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Addiction Treatment Options, Drug Addiction, Facts About Addiction, Substance Abuse  |  July 28, 2016

It’s a well known phenomenon – one that addiction specialists have seen throughout history…the harder the enforcement, the harder the drugs.

In fact, whether one is talking about alcohol or drugs – the pattern is always dangerously the same.

And it’s happening again throughout Connecticut and the U.S.

In this instance, as law enforcement and drug regulators work to limit access to opioids, including heroin, a new opioid called Fentanyl – 25-50 times more powerful than heroin – is turning up more frequently on the street.  And in Canada, an opioid called W18 - 100 times more powerful than heroin - was just seized by law enforcement officials there.

Fast acting, extremely dangerous and deadly – these new drugs can kill so quickly that little time is available for emergency medical technicians to intervene.

To make matters even worse, the manufacturers of these illicit and dangerous drugs often make mistakes in the manufacturing process.  In some cases these mistakes lead to batches of Fentanyl hitting the streets that are laced with a dangerous by-product chemical called MPTP.  MPTP is a know neurotoxin (nerve poison) that can lead to rapid-onset Parkinson disease – causing victims to literally freeze in place in a vegetable state – unable to move or speak.

Permanently.

What’s the solution?

Certainly law enforcement must continue to work to restrict access to these dangerous street alternatives to prescription opioids.

But perhaps more important than drug laws are drug treatment options that treat addiction like a chronic disease and work to encourage long term abstinence.

We know from extensive research that receiving medical care and monitored support in the home promotes faster recovery, improves outcomes, and increases the patient’s overall physical and psychological well-being.

We also know that if a person can achieve abstinence for a year or more – the odds of total recovery rise dramatically.

Using this knowledge and inspired by Yale Addiction Specialists, Aware Recovery Care has created a rehab model that provides private, personalized care for people throughout Connecticut seeking individualized drug and/or alcohol addiction rehab treatment while living in their own homes. For those currently receiving inpatient care, Aware Recovery Care also provides a seamless home-transition.

And our patients recover at rates 350% above the national average.

There is a way to get better – to recover your life.  Call us at Aware Recovery Care of Connecticut.  We can help you.  www.awarerecoverycare.com.

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