Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston Comments on Lack of Room in Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
(EMAILWIRE.COM, April 29, 2015 ) Boston, MA -- Over 22 million Americans as young as 12 years old were in need of substance abuse treatment, however only a select percentage received help. Despite the fact that many addicts have tried to seek help, only about 10 percent of the individuals who qualified as having a substance abuse or dependence problem have received treatment. According to SAMSHA, in 2013 about 323,200 people reported that they attempted to seek treatment for their substance abuse problem but couldn't.
Unfortunately, many Addiction Treatment Center in Boston, MA individuals seeking help for substance abuse are left waiting for treatment to become available. Many of these individuals are dying while patiently waiting to be treated.
One of the primary reasons many Americans with a substance abuse problem aren't receiving help is due to lack of available beds. Recently the press has issued stories about the lack of beds in Drug and alcohol treatment centers in Boston, Baltimore, and New Jersey.
The lack of treatment availability can be attributed to many communities opposing the placement of a substance abuse treatment facilities in their neighborhoods.Many communities hold rallies and stage protests against the openings of addiction treatment facilities in their neighborhoods. Groups such as Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) are especially fighting back against addiction treatment centers in their neighborhoods. Members of NIMBY have expressed that they don't want criminals or drug users in their neighborhood to avoid putting their families and homes in jeopardy.
Addiction is a disease, however people like NIMBY members are treating it like a plague. However, no evidence has been presented to confirm an increase in violence or crime in neighborhoods that house addiction treatment centers. One treatment clinic director lashed back at NIMBY members with his comment, ""Never mind your backyard. [Addiction is] probably in your living room. You just haven't figured it out yet."
A medical associate from Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston agrees that addiction is problematic in all neighborhoods therefore residents of certain communities should not discriminate. The associate commented "With overdose deaths increasing annually, people should be advocating for more addiction treatment centers versus opposing them in their neighborhoods. One of these protesters could have a loved one in need of treatment who's being turned away because of their protesting. More people should advocate for increased addiction treatment centers in Boston and all across the nation. If we all come together more lives could be saved."
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston is an Drug and alcohol rehab center located in Boston, MA. The center has a variety of treatment services available including rehab programs for drugs and alcohol. The 24/7 medically supervised facility is staffed by a team of highly trained medical professionals and addiction specialists. At Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston patients are provided with individualized treatment plans which have been tailored to effectively treat each patient's unique addiction.
For additional information on the addiction treatment services available at Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston, visit the website http://drugandalcoholrehabboston.com/ or call (857) 267-5049
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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston is a comprehensive addiction treatment center in Boston, MA. The facility specializes in effectively treating drug and alcohol addiction.
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