Providence, Rhode Island: 
Drug Rehab

Providence, Rhode Island: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Information

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Providence has a rich history in the manufacture of jewelry and silverware but today the economy has shifted into service industries.

There are eight hospitals and seven institutes of higher learning, including Brown University and the University of Rhode Island. There are dozens of museums and art galleries and major complexes for the performing arts.

Providence tends to rate higher than the National Average in crime rates including murder, burglary, and car theft. Providence continues to also have an ongoing drug problem.

Providence Rhode Island’s Drug Source

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Rhode Island suffers from the country’s highest rate of marijuana use and one of the most severe heroin problems. Each year, between 1.7% and 2% of the population enters a drug or alcohol rehabilitation center. Only twelve states have higher rates of rehab admission.

Alcohol is the primary drug sending people to rehab, although from 2002 to 2004, alcohol and heroin admissions were almost tied.

Since 2009, the number of people needing rehab for prescription opiates has been climbing and the number of people addicted to cocaine and entering rehab has been dropping. Marijuana fluctuates as a cause for seeking rehab.

Only about 18% of those seeking rehab are alcoholics alone, meaning they do not abuse drugs as well as drink—a very low number compared to other states. This means that 82% of those going to rehab are combining alcohol with drugs which a very dangerous habit.

Another point to consider is how many people who need treatment actually manage to get it? Only 7% of those addicted to alcohol and about 16% of those needing treatment for drug addiction do manage to find it. With the media coverage of the problem with heroin in the last few years, treatment options are likely to change and more people may find the help they need.

The Dwindling Spiral Will Continue

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For most of the addicted, unless they find competent help, their dwindling spiral will continue. Addiction is a cruel master that overwhelms many people’s will to get and stay sober. It is essential that a family take action rather than simply hope and pray that things will get better.

It’s true that many addicted people resist help. But it’s also true that no one wants to be an addict, no matter what they say. The emotional, mental and physical damage can convince an addicted person that there is no hope, that he or she is not worth helping. They don’t realize that with the right rehab program they can come back from the nearly-dead to self-respect and dignity.

Even a person who has failed at earlier rehabs can find hope on the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. This program offers an alternative to a  conventional program. No drugs are ever used as treatment. No one is ever told they will always be an addict. Hope and recovery are possible at Narconon.

Choosing a Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatment Program

In Rhode Island and every other state in the Union, finding a rehab program when it’s needed could mean the difference between saving someone’s life and losing them. With the increasing levels of heroin trafficking, use, and overdoses, especially in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic states and Upper Midwest, this has never been truer than it is now,

Finding an effective rehab and getting a loved one to arrive are very difficult chores for families already overwhelmed by the stresses of caring for someone who is addicted.

In stories that are nearly too tragic to grasp, some families have lost multiple children to drug overdoses. Being able to find the right drug rehab literally becomes a matter of life or death. Narconon centers in different regions of the U.S. are available to help.

Should the Drug Rehab Location Matter When It Comes to Finding a Solution to Addiction?

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Many families look outside their city or town for drug rehab programs for their loved ones. This is especially true if that person has already failed at rehab. The family may have seen that unsafe associates stopped by the rehab center and may even have brought their loved one substances to abuse.

The other likelihood is that a person who stays around his usual location may be constantly assaulted by triggers such as people he used drugs with, places he bought or used drugs or upsetting reminders that drove him or her to drink or use drugs before.

Many people benefit from the fresh start of getting out of their usual haunts for the duration of their rehab. Once they are stronger and have rebuilt their skills and abilities to deal with life, it’s much easier to resist triggers. Because of these factors, approximately 80% of the people who come to Narconon New Life Retreat are from outside the Baton Rouge area.

Narconon New Life Retreat Helps END Addiction and Alcoholism FOR GOOD.

The rehab program at Narconon New Life Retreat has no set time limit. A person graduates from this program when they have gained the life skills to chart a sober path in the future. Whether it takes 60 days or 120, what’s critical is that the person now knows how to choose safe associates, how to recover and retain one’s self-respect and how to solve the problems life presents. Those (and more) are the skills gained on the Narconon program.

The Narconon drug rehab program uses nutrition and nutritional supplements as important components of its delivery and a significant portion of the program is dedicated to teaching essential life skills. Thus the program is neither a psychiatric nor medical program, but a social education model of rehabilitation.

Call anytime to speak with one of our counselors about our program. We will take the time to answer your questions whether it be for yourself or a loved one.

It is possible to replace the loss and pain of alcohol or drug addiction with a productive, enjoyable life.

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