The modern day plague of drug addiction has not bypassed the elegance and prestige of Brentwood communities. Local authorities point to what is now considered a trendy use of heroin and cocaine in this city. They reported that at least five kilos of heroin is purchased and consumed every two weeks in the area. This does not consider other drug use such as prescription, meth, club drugs, crack and powdered cocaine. At Drug Treatment Centers Brentwood we are keenly aware of how deadly keeping up with these drug trends can be.
Drug treatment Centers Brentwood provide a safe haven where people can end these dangerous cycles of addiction. In the last fifteen months, fentanyl laced heroin has killed at least 42 people on Long Island. If heroin is your drug of choice, admission into our drug treatment centers is one way to prevent this tragedy. Drug Treatment Centers Brentwood care for many patients that have made numerous attempts to halt drug use on their own only to relapse. It is important to recognize that drug addiction is a relapsing brain disease that cannot be remedied with a weekend abstinence. Additionally, relapsing is particularly dangerous after a period of abstinence. Specialized treatment programs that get to the root cause of addiction is for many, the only way to achieve and maintain sobriety.
Most overdose deaths occur when addicts relapse after do-it-yourself efforts to overcome addiction. Tolerance levels built during habitual drug use can plummet following a period of abstinence. After toxins have been eliminated from the body patients can become more vulnerable to even small amount of drugs. Many people unwittingly overdose because they underestimate their ability to tolerate even a small amount of drugs. Resuming drug use at doses close to former consumption levels can lead to a fatal drug overdose.
Since most overdose deaths occur when people are alone or not able to access immediate medical attention it is important to pay attention to the signs and symptoms of a drug overdose. These may include:
If you observe or experience any of these symptoms call for emergency medical attention immediately. A heroin overdose can kill quickly if reversal medication is not administered in a timely manner. If you have survived a drug overdose, it may be time to seek professional help. Antidotes such as Naloxone (Narcan) can save lives, however, it does not remove the symptoms of addiction.
Whether you have just started using drugs or have been in addiction for a long time, we can help you to overcome this deadly habit. Drug treatment Centers Brentwood are experts in the treatment of addiction. Call us today at (631) 729-7141 to find out about our evidence-based, customized treatment programs.
Brentwood is a hamlet on Long Island in the state of New York. This upscale area began with a socialist premise where residents entertained the idea of individual sovereignty and individual responsibility. As such, residents were encouraged to pursue their own interests and ideals. The city was nicknamed “Modern Times” to reflect its socialist community views. During this time, all products of labor in Brentwood were considered private property. Today Brentwood maintains its unique individual wealth and charm that is reflected in its elegant neighborhoods. The area’s natural wonders such as the Pine Barrens, temperate climate, relatively small populous of 60,664 and close proximity to New York City makes it the ideal escape for many of the rich and famous.