Medford, New York
While seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addiction in the Medford area, it is important to choose the best possible program available. In order to assess your personal needs for drug rehab, please call us so we may help you find an eligible program with the best care. Please look at some of the treatment options available in your area.
Drug rehab clinics offer broad spectrum of care in order to suit the needs of individual patients, so it is best to evaluate what is required of your treatment center before being admitted. We can help determine exactly what benefits you qualify for and can assist in placing you in the most appropriate treatment center. The majority of drug clinics work with private insurance providers. If you are not certain if your insurance will cover treatment, contact us at our toll free hotline for a confidential benefits check, or contact your insurance company directly so you can be admitted to treatment as quickly as possible.
Drugs are being shipped into New York City from South America at a rapid rate. Federal authorities seized a record 880 kilograms of heroin last year, and hundreds of kilos are being transported into New York harbors each day. These drugs are being distributed throughout New York City and its surrounding areas, particularly suburban areas like Medford, Long Island.
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Heroin and other opioids have become the leading cause of fatal overdoses in the United States with over 25,000 deaths from prescription drugs alone in 2014 and 82 heroin related deaths in Suffolk County that same year. Medford has been hit hard by the drug epidemic that has spread throughout the country. The city of over 24,000 people has seen steady increases in the number of drug overdoses. From 2007 to 2011, there was a 75 percent increase in fatal heroin overdoses with this trend continuing into 2016. The situation is so dire that Suffolk County began supplying local residents with the anti-opiate drug Narcan to reduce the total number of fatal overdoses. While this is proving to be an effective counter measure against fatal overdoses, it has not slowed the high levels of drug trafficking and the number of non-fatal overdoses.
In January of this year, a father and son were arrested after a police raid uncovered that the pair were running a drug operation out of their home. Police found cocaine, the narcotics fentanyl and oxycodone, and $200,000 in cash along with various paraphernalia. These types of crackdown are now commonplace in Long Island and exemplify the drug epidemic that is affecting New York City and its surrounding areas.
The need for drug addicts to find their next fix is also resulting in an increase in the violent crime rate. A police officer was assaulted last year during a routine traffic stop after the officer discovered a bag of marijuana in the car. The suspect then exited the vehicle and reached for the officer’s gun, attempting to remove it from the holster. After subduing the suspect, the officer discovered an additional three bags of heroin, cocaine, and “Molly”, a form of ecstasy. Hypodermic needles were also found, and the 33 year old suspect had knife in his front pocket.
The families of drug addicts and alcoholics may be the ones suffering the most though. Susan Roethel, whose daughter Megan Roethel died of a heroin overdose in 2012, speaks of how her daughter transformed from an Ivy League hopeful into a heroin addict. Megan was a high-achieving student in high school, recruited by prestigious universities like Yale, Princeton, and Dartmouth. She eventually became depressed, and started mixing alcohol with prescription pills like OxyContin and Vicodin. She later moved on to shooting heroin, and died of an overdose at the age of 22. Young people like Megan are a constant reminder that anyone, no matter how gifted or privileged, can succumb to the horrors of addiction. This is why we need to help addicts seek treatment and get them the help they desperately need.
Medford has becoming a startling example of what happens when drugs begin to pour into small town America. It important that resources for drug and alcohol addiction are readily available and as accessible as possible. These figures and stories are horrifying, but addiction does not have to keep taking the lives of our loved ones. Treatment options are better than at any point in history and you owe it to yourself and to your loved ones to get help.
There are more ways than ever to get treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. If you or your loved ones are struggling with addiction, then please call our hotline immediately to set up a consultation.