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The experienced and dedicated team at The Journey to Hope, Health & Healing offers comprehensive outpatient substance abuse treatment for people addicted to opiates in Rhode Island ( RI ), and near by Massachusetts ( MA ) and Connecticut ( CT ).
Opioid dependence is a real medical condition that can be treated effectively. As more people come to understand that opioid dependence is a medical condition and not a personal failure, more people are seeking treatment.
People CAN and DO recover. Although you may feel alone, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Opioid dependence can affect men and women of all ages, races, ethnic groups, and educational levels. It can happen to anyone – a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker, a spouse, a sibling, a parent or YOU.
This isn’t just about heroin...
Recent statistics from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) are alarming.
Since 1999, there has been a 400% increase in deaths among women from prescription painkiller overdose and a 265% increase among men.
Many abusers of prescription opiates such as OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin do eventually begin abusing heroin because it is typically cheaper and easier to obtain. In the US, heroin abuse continues to be most prevalent in the Eastern states, including Rhode Island.
Making the decision to seek treatment will likely save your life. It will improve your life, your health and relationships with those most important to you. It is the first step of your journey to hope, health and healing.
Call today for assessment or more information. We will help you to determine if Methadone treatment is right for you. We service clients with our comprehensive outpatient substance abuse treatment for people addicted to opiates in Rhode Island ( RI ), and near by Massachusetts ( MA ) and Connecticut ( CT ).
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Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in Rhode Island.
What users can do to prevent an overdose death
- Get help for your addiction;
- Don't use alone (no one can help you);
- Don't mix drugs like benzos, alcohol and opioids;
- Talk with friends and family about responding to an overdose and using naloxone in case of an opioid overdose.
What friends and family can do to prevent an overdose death
- Call 911 if you find someone in an overdosed state. Stay with the person until the ambulance arrives. Know that Rhode Island has a "Good Samaritan" law that will protect you, from minor violations of drug and alcohol laws;
- Try to wake the person up by yelling their name and rubbing the middle of the chest hard;
- Try rescue breathing;
- Put the person on their side so they do not choke;
- Stock and use naloxone (also known as Narcan) to stop a opioid overdose. Rhode Island Walgreens pharmacies sell this antidote without a doctor's prescription and is covered by most health insurers. Training on this drug will be provided when it is purchased;
- Store all medication in a secure location more;
- Safely dispose of all unused medications;
- Help addicts get help.
Signs of an overdose
If a person has any of these signs and can't respond to you, he/she may be having a drug overdose. An overdose usually happens 1 to 3 hours after a person has used.
- Heavy nodding;
- No response when you yell the person's name or rub the middle of the chest hard;
- Blue lips or blue fingertips;
- Slow breathing (less than 1 breath every 5 seconds) or no breathing;
- Very limp body and very pale face;
- Choking sounds or a gurgling, snoring noise.