For over 25 years, Dr M.K. (Khal) El-Yousef and his team at Fairwinds Treatment Center have worked tirelessly to treat patients suffering from a wide range of substance abuse problems. To that end, the professionals at Fairwinds have used a specialized and widely recognized dual diagnosis approach that address the emotional and mental underpinnings of addiction, in addition to its physical symptoms. Without this unique combination of clinical treatment and therapeutic counseling, patient recoveries are almost always doomed to failure. But unlike many other addiction treatment centers, Fairwinds recognizes the importance of resolving the psychological factors of drug addiction in helping to return patients to normal, substance-free lives.
In just the last few years, communities throughout the United States have been facing a staggering rise in heroin use and overdoses. Painkiller abuse among Americans has been steadily growing as well, and many of these addicts later turn to heroin for a similar, but cheaper, high. Consequently, the drug has claimed exponentially more users and more lives in a relatively short period of time. One part of the country facing some of the worst of this epidemic is New England, where heroin runs rampant in even the most idyllic of communities — like Cape Cod.
New England Cable News (NECN) reports that in the town of Yarmouth alone, police respond to calls of heroin overdoses every other day, if not on a daily basis. This rise in heroin usage is fueled by painkiller prescriptions, and then feeds into a slew of other criminal acts like home invasion, petty theft and larceny and even grand theft auto.
Drug addiction is a disease that destroys lives and ravages entire communities — but it's not one without hope. If you or a loved one are in need of a drug addiction treatment center that can help attack this disease at its core, reach out to Fairwinds Treatment Center right away.