Reducing the Death Toll: Better Drug Rehab Management
Those who work in the addiction industry have a familiar understanding of how these drugs wreak havoc in the lies of the users. You also get to understand how attractive these drugs seem to the addict to the point where they have to have some. The drugs have the power to strip away their decency. They feel less worthy than they are.
It is not secret that opioids are killing people at an alarming rate. They affects more than the lives of the addicts. This drug abuse issue affects everyone in society. We now have some of the strongest drugs ever made, and their death toll is at its highest. Things look like they may even get worse.
Those who advocate for abstinence make it sound so easy and straightforward. Granted, there are cases of people who simply stopped using drugs, and that was that. Some had to go through the rehab process and are now recovered. But there are cases of people who these methods do not work on them.
There has to be another option out there. You will hear of certain abstinence cases ending up in death. As you stay off a drug; your body shall grow less tolerant to it. The idea is to get you off enjoying any of it as a tolerant person would. But for those how have failed to stay the source, the reaction to the drug was not what they expected. An addict will go straight back to their previous dose. The body shall have changed, enough not to cope with so much, and an overdose happens. There are so many web pages that show many people who dies of overdosing.
We therefore need to think of more ways than just abstinence. We may adopt a substitution method, through the use of a drug like medical marijuana. It also plays other beneficial roles, such as pain management, and less negative effects.
It however retains the power to cause a relapse, since it is a gateway drug. This may not be the best solution, but it is the least harmful to the life of the user. We have even more substitutes out there. They are the ones with the least effects on an addict, and the easiest to stop using.
As much as this method presents risks, it presents better risks to live with. If we care for the lives of addicts, we need to find better ways of helping them. There is space to discover more methods to deal with drug abuse. As you deal with an addict, you learn that there is no one explanation to their state. On solution will thus not suffice.