Drug Overdose

drugoverdosePostBridgewater, N.J. (October 9, 2013) – Over 60% of admissions to emergency rooms are either directly or indirectly due to drug or alcohol usage.

According to Drugpolicy.org, accidental drug overdose is currently the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States for people between the ages of 35-54 and the second leading cause of injury-related death for young people.

Majority of the time a drug overdose is unintentional and begins with someone who has been abusing drugs for a long time. The overdose generally is caused by a drug abuser who underestimates their level of drug tolerance. Whether you are using prescription drugs or recreational drugs an overdose can occur and most of the time will lead to death.

Alcohol and drug addiction are treatable. However, it is our most untreated disease in the United States. It is estimated that 35 out of 36 alcoholics never receive treatment of any kind. This number is increased significantly when drug addiction of all kinds is included. GenPsych, PC, provider of top quality outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse services, stresses the importance of a healthy lifestyle. GenPsych offers a newly revised Substance Abuse Program which is an effective and discrete research-based program designed to empower folks struggling with addiction with the tools they need to successfully achieve recovery and get their lives back on track. The experienced, accredited staff uses an integrated approach to help adults gain support, learn new coping skills, develop healthy relationships and discover the freedom of living without substances. The specialized Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)/Matrix model of treatment combines the better of two empirically based structures known to be effective in treating the cycle of addiction.

For more information on GenPsych’s revolutionary Substance Abuse Programs, visit: http://www.genpsych.com/programs/dialectical-behavior-therapy/

For more information on drug overdose please visit: http://www.drugpolicy.org/drug-overdose

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