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Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Whittier, CA

Residents of Los Angeles County struggle with opioid abuse and addiction—just one region experiencing its part of the national epidemic that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), kills 115 people in the U.S. per day.1

The current opioid epidemic is thought to have begun in the mid-1990s, with an uptick in prescribing practices for addictive analgesic medications like hydrocodone and oxycodone. Originally marketed as safe and non-addictive, these medications became a common fixture among the medicine cabinets of those who’d been injured or suffered chronic pain. Between 1991 and 2013, the number of opioid prescriptions rose from 76 million to 207 million.2

In recent years, steps have been taken to curb opioid abuse, including the shutting down of “pill mills,” new opioid prescribing guidelines, and more.2 However, the effects are long-lasting. Prescription narcotics like Vicodin and OxyContin are responsible for about 400 deaths in Los Angeles County every year.3

The consequences of addiction are wide-ranging. If you’re abusing opioids or other substances, you could seriously damage your physical health, lose your job, strain your close relationships, etc. You could even die. Fortunately, there is help through rehabilitation programs. You may feel scared of withdrawal if you’ve tried to quit and become sick, but there are programs specially designed to keep you comfortable and safe as you detox. Our treatment directory can help you learn more about local rehab options in the Whittier area as well as anywhere in the country.

[1]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Understanding the Epidemic.
[2]. Whittier Daily News. (2017). Consider a Different Approach to Combating Opioid Crisis.
[3]. 89.9KPCC. (2015). LA County and Private Hospital ERs Join Forces to Combat Opioid Over Prescription.

 

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Addiction Therapy after Inpatient Substance Abuse Rehab

If abusing medication or alcohol is impacting your home and work life, Whittier, CA has a selection of excellent drug abuse centers to help you, your spouse or your child. Whether addicted to Methadone, opiates, painkillers or alcohol, we can help you connect with rehabilitation to get the perfect help available. You can even find private or executive treatment in Whittier to make rehab as easy as possible.

What About Luxury Drug Abuse Treatment Centers?

The people who need therapy for drugs and alcohol the most are often the last ones to accept it. Substance abuse interventions gather friends and family to impress upon the user the need to get clean.

Residential Rehabilitation Centers

Before recovery can commence, the body must be flushed of the abused substance. This is what is known as detox. Alcohol and the majority of narcotics will leave the addict with unpleasant side effects or withdrawal symptoms once the body has become accustomed to getting the substance. Medical detox can minimize the discomfort for anyone seeking to stop using drugs and alcohol.