Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Drug Rehab/Heroin Rehab Harrisburg

Everyday we read the horrific news about the heroin epidemic in the capital city of Harrisburg.  People as young as 12 years old are now experimenting with this lethal poison being sold on our streets.  The amount of overdose deaths continues to rise week after week. On October 20th of this year, a man was arrested and charged with delivering the lethal dose of heroin that killed a woman.  Harrisburg is a large city, which is what accounts for the amount of heroin being sold on our streets. Harrisburg is experiencing over 15 deaths per month as a result of the use of heroin.  If you or someone you know is suffering from the addiction immediate help is needed.  Where should someone go?  What are the options out there for treatment?

With the options for treatment very limited most people have no idea where to turn.  Some people in the addiction treatment world like to prescribe Suboxone and Methadone for very long periods of time.  There have been many studies done on MAT (medically assisted treatment).  Many of these studies are telling us that people that go on maintenance programs for opiate and heroin use go back to their drug of choice.  For a myriad of reasons they do not stay clean.  Many people begin to sell their Suboxone or methadone.  Many people can't afford to stay on these very expensive programs.  The other option out there for someone who wants help is complete abstinence.  Those programs utilize detox, inpatient treatment, aftercare or outpatient services, and 12 step fellowships as a program.  These programs have been working for decades.  They still work.  Harrisburg offers some of the best AA/NA meetings in the entire state.  Even the suburbs of Mechanicsburg, Hershey, Cumberland, and Elizabethtown have dozens of meetings.

This is where Clearbrook would also like to help the people of Dauphin County  PA.  We have treated and continue to treat scores of people from the Harrisburg area.  There are not a lot of options in the city itself when it comes to inpatient drug rehabs in Harrisburg.  Clearbrook Manor which is located in Wilkes Barre is only a 1.5 hour drive straight up Interstate 81.  When a resident from Harrisburg comes to Clearbrook for 28 days of treatment, we immediately start setting up their aftercare plan.  We partner with a variety of intensive outpatient programs in the city and the outskirts so that our patients have some structure coming out of treatment.  We also set up all of our patients with someone in their local community that has some time and experience in the 12 step fellowships.  When someone is suffering from the disease of addiction it is imperative that we get them help, NOW.  Please call our admissions staff who are on call 247//365.

Offering Help, Promising Hope

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