Middlesex Officials Target Rise in Heroin Abuse, Drug Rehab Boston Comments
(EMAILWIRE.COM, September 11, 2015 ) Boston, Massachusetts -- The Boston Globe reports that as of the beginning of September, 131 people have died from illegal drug use according to Middlesex County officials- 32 more people than reports showed for the same timeframe in 2014. It is predicted the county will surpass the total drug-related deaths before September ends, with three months still remaining before year's end. This follows the the 200 percent increase in heroin-related deaths between 2013 and 2014. Drug Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston Drug rehab in Boston and Alcohol Rehab Boston is a rehabilitation center in the midst of the fight to end opioid and heroin abuse in Middlesex County. The center for Heroin rehab in Boston asserts that the introduction of Narcan as an emergency supportive drug is beneficial to the community.
District Attorney Ryan advocated for an approach that would increase care for the children of addicts, provide greater resources for the young women of Middlesex who are becoming substance abusers in increasing amounts, and diverge drug offenders into drug rehabilitation courts rather than prisons. An opioid task force sanctioned with finding a solution to the increased drug problem offered 65 policy recommendations. The budget for substance abuse prevention and treatment in the state of Massachusetts has increased to $111 million with $28 million in supplemental money specifically for fighting opioid abuse.
William Garr, chief executive of Lowell House Inc., a non-profit advocacy group, also attended the forum. However, his belief that even tripling the recovery beds available to female opioid abusers would not be enough is less optimistic that Maria Ryan's. Garr believes that the synthetic drug Fentanyl, which is often mixed with heroin in the street market, played an integral part in the increase of heroin-related deaths. Fentanyl is believed to be ten to thirty times more potent than heroin and cheaper to make and purchase.
Last year District Attorney Maria T. Ryan's office purchased a large supply of Narcan, a drug used to help stabilized opioid overdose victims. The effects of the drug last 30 to 90 minutes, granting time for a more extensive medical treatment. The medication contains Naloxone, but is not a 'cure' for overdosing- individuals still require medical attention. By supplying schools and law enforcement personnel with Narcan, Ryan hopes to save more lives.
An associate of Drug Rehab Boston comments,
"Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston fully supports the use of Narcan in emergencies involving a victim of overdose. Naloxone, the chief component of the medication Narcan, is a powerful instrument in the battle to save lives. By supplying public service employees such as law enforcement officials with the means to provide the medication in nasal spray or injectable form, District Attorney Ryan is helping to prevent undue loss of life. Though prevention is the primary approach when dealing a drug abuse epidemic, keeping people alive is the ultimate goal."
About Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston:
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston offers 24-hour monitoring and personalized recovery programs tailored to the individual needs of each client. The facility features amenities such as a lavish spa, full gym open to all clients, and salon services to provide full-body healing and relaxation. With holistic and traditional treatment methods available, the staff of Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston works directly with the client to best assure their successful completion of the rehabilitation program. Life coach and reference services are available to help plan and accomplish post-rehab goals. It is the philosophy of Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston to provide compassionate, impactful care for all those in need.
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