Warwick, Rhode Island:
Drug Abuse Rehab
Warwick, Rhode Island: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Information
Rhode Island is small in square miles but large in historical importance. Warwick was destroyed during King Phillip’s War, waged between 1675-76. It was also here that the first shot was fired during the American Revolution against the British schooner, Gaspee. There are dozens of historical sites and monuments throughout the area.
The city has 39 miles of coastline with views of Narragansett Bay and two functioning lighthouses. There are several museums and art galleries, parks and golf courses and marinas.
Warwick tends to rate lower than the National Average in crime rates except for forcible rape, and arson. But like the rest of Rhode Island, Warwick continues to also have an ongoing drug problem.
Warwick Rhode Island’s Drug Source
Rhode Island has both alcohol and illicit drug abuse rates that are higher than the national average.
Alcohol is the most common drug sending people to rehab but only by a few percentage points. From 2002 through 2004, heroin admission to treatment almost matched those for alcohol and then they fell slightly. Problems with prescription opioids like oxycodone, hydrocodone and benzodiazepines are a significant threat to residents of the state. In fact, if you add the number of admissions for heroin to the number admitted for prescription opioids, the total is roughly the same as alcohol admissions.
For such a small state, Rhode Island always ranks among the top states having problems with addiction to drugs and alcohol. In 2012, a little less than 11,000 people were admitted to treatment programs which are far less than California’s 161,000. But out of every 100,000 people in Rhode Island, nearly 1,200 went to rehab, compared to California’s 508.
It’s estimated that about 100,000 residents of the state are struggling with either drug dependence or alcoholism. About 80% of those in rehab are there either for drug addiction or they were addicted to alcohol and used drugs at the same time. Only about 20% were addicted to and abusing alcohol only.
The Dwindling Spiral Will Continue
One thing is for certain: for a drug addict, the dwindling spiral will continue on its downward path unless action is taken. NOW is the time to do something before the addicted person winds up in jail or dead from an overdose or accident. Unfortunately past failed attempts to overcome addiction only further depress the individual so it comes as no surprise that fear and hesitation.
In the city of Warwick, there is an increased need for effective drug and alcohol rehab and addiction treatment centers as drug and alcohol use continue to escalate. Drug use erodes the quality of life not only for the user but for their families and communities. Marriages and families are torn apart by mistrust, betrayal, fear and anger. Careers are ruined; companies lose millions of dollars in lost production time; cities and suburbs become degraded by the increased crime and violence that goes with drug trafficking and drug addiction. To do nothing for the addict, should not be an option. Something can be done and our help is available.
Choosing a Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatment Program
How should you choose a drug rehab? It’s very helpful to go see it but much can be learned by talking to the staff on the phone. They should be able to explain the steps of the program to you. If you can understand the program without being an addiction expert, then the program probably has many common sense principles. Ask the staff you talk to if they can refer you to another family with a member who has completed this program and ask them what their impression was of the program itself and the staff.
Should the Drug Rehab Location Matter When It Comes to Finding a Solution to Addiction?
Many families prefer that a loved one travel some distance from home to go to rehab. Perhaps they have already tried a local rehab and they found that their loved one constantly encountered triggers from their past drug-using experiences: places they bought drugs, bars they got drunk in, houses lived in by drug dealers, former friends who are still drug users or drinkers—all these influences make it difficult to walk a sober path while one is still learning the ropes. Being far from home lets a person really focus on recovery before they need to start facing these triggers from the past.
And then some families have struggled so greatly for years with the addicted person that it’s a relief for everyone to have some time away to put their lives back together.
Many programs state that relapse is just part of recovery and that a person may need repeated trips to rehab before they can walk a sober path. At Narconon, our experience is that if you educate a person on the life skills they need to make sober choices and you help them develop a stable, brighter outlook on life, there is every reason to be hopeful of lasting recovery after just one stay at rehab.
For individuals with a severe drug or alcohol addiction problem, choosing a long term residential treatment program is another key to a successful outcome.
Our program provides people with positive circumstances to increase their chances of a successful recovery. The vast majority of students entering our program (around 80%) are from out of state or from other countries.
Narconon New Life Retreat Helps END Addiction and Alcoholism FOR GOOD.
The Narconon program steps are entirely drug-free. That means the Narconon drug rehab program does not use drugs or medications as part of recovery. Nutritional support is an essential part of this program. This program is neither a psychiatric nor medical program, but a social education model of rehabilitation.
A Narconon Program Graduate is someone:
- Who has completed the Narconon drug rehab program
- Who knows he has gained the skills to live a drug-free life
- Who has a greatly improved outlook on life
- Who has experienced relief from the guilt felt from past experiences
- Who knows how to address the problems of life using the skills taught on this program
Call anytime to speak with one of our intake specialist about our program. We will take the time to answer your questions, whether it’s 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.
Sources:Warwick stats courtesy of http://www.maps-n-stats.com/ (Link to Data)
DEA Website facts for Rhode Island