Drug Courts Banning Methadone Treatment Consign Recovering Addicts to Overdose
(EMAILWIRE.COM, July 22, 2015 ) Florida -- According to the New York Times more than 50% of drug courts disavow and ban maintenance therapy including methadone and suboxone treatment, in spite of research proving its effectiveness in comparison to abstinence based treatment. In the case of 28 year old Robert Lepolszki, who was a successfully recovered heroin addict on methadone therapy who held a steady job, Frank Gulotta Jr., a Nassau County judge forced Lepolszki to stop his methadone treatment . As a result, Lepolszki died of an overdose. Many recovering Drug Florida Rehab Heroin Rehab in Florida from opiate use disorders flourish on maintenance therapy, as the prescribed medications simply satisfy one's biological need for an opiate, but does not give users the high ascribed with the illicit counterpart of the substance.
Drug Florida Rehab specializes in Heroin rehab in Florida, and is appalled Gulotta's judgement; the drug rehab center in Florida believes the ruling was responsible for causing the undue overdose of Lepolszki. The New York Times states,
"The scientific literature [asserts] there's no question that maintenance works. Every expert group that has ever studied it- from the Centers for Disease Control to the Institute on Medicine and the World Health Organization - has determined that, for opioids, ongoing maintenance is superior to abstinence."
An associate from Drug Florida Rehab comments, "The political spectrum is laden with the stigma of addiction. Many overlook the obvious studies on maintenance therapy in favor of their own opinion. We've had our own patients stop prescribed maintenance therapy because their support group asserted it as a weakness. Those who forgo the treatment, especially recovering opiate addicts typically relapse and overdose. No one other than a medical professional should have dominion over the fate of maintenance therapy. "
Drug Florida Rehab is an Drug treatment facility in Florida dedicated to the full recovery of people with substance use disorders. The treatment center works one on one with patients to remedy the underlying causes of addiction to prevent relapse and promote longevity after treatment. During treatment clients become active members in group therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to identify and redress the habits which have allowed substance use disorders to persist.
Medically assisted drug treatment is available for patients to safely recover from the throes of addiction. In conjunction with working extensively with addiction counselors, recovering users outline goals for the future as a means to establish life after treatment.
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