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Drug Addiction in New York city

  • Drug use is a rising problem in New York city. One person dies of drug overdose every six hours in New York city and more people in the city die due to drug overdose than suicides, homicides, vehicle accidents combined.
  • More than 80% of overdose related deaths involve opioids. The most commonly used opioid is Fentanyl.
  • Since the past three years, the NYPD laboratory testing has reported a rise in heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, ketamine and benzodiazepines being involved in overdose deaths.
  • There were 67,367 drug overdose deaths reported in U.S.A. in 2017 alone. This number fell in 2018 for the first time in 25 years, however in 2019, rose to record numbers.
  • These figures for death due to drug overdose are continuing to rise. In 12 months from July 2019 to July 2020, drug overdose deaths increased by 20.5%.
  • Higher rates of overdose deaths are reported in South Bronx and East Harlem neighborhoods.

Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in New York

New York State reports a higher than average rate of drug abuse and dependence, especially for drugs such as heroin, opioids, etc. There are many options for treatment of addiction, ranging from luxury residential inpatient programs to state funded outpatient treatment centers.

The state of New York boasts of having the second highest number of drug rehab facilities in the U.S.A. It is also home to the American Society of Addiction Medicine which is a national leader in addiction medicine. New York was the first state to open a mental health treatment facility dedicated for treatment of addiction in 1864.

The state government also provides rehabilitation services in centers and state sponsored services such as methadone treatment. The state-run agency for addiction services is known as The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). These services include prevention programs, interventions, drug detox, methadone maintenance, residential treatment and outpatient treatment.

Rehabilitation centers in the city usually involve state-of-the-art techniques for detox, withdrawal management, psychotherapy and relapse prevention programs. Peer based services are also a big part of rehabilitation which include people who have recovered from addiction, working through alumni groups, AA and NA meetings and recovery centers. Most rehabs in New York base their treatment around evidence based therapy, pharmacological intervention, proper evaluation and holistic treatment of addiction.

Destination treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in New York

Treatment for addiction is usually undertaken in a place away from one's usual environment, so as to not be influenced by one's usual triggers which could increase cravings. Managing craving in a safe environment in the initial part of one's treatment is important as it helps in building the blocks of one's recovery in the long run. Understanding one's psychological factors responsible for addiction is given priority in our treatment program and is achieved through clinical assessment, interviews and evaluation. A customized treatment plan is designed and implemented for the individual based on this evaluation. The following are the key areas which we focus on in our treatment plan:

  • Improving physical health and nutrition by encouraging different exercise options, yoga and dietary adjustments for each person's personal preference and needs.
  • Facilitating an empathetic and supportive therapeutic relationship with the client in which they feel safe, understood and become receptive to the program.
  • Helping clients achieve a stable state of sobriety by working on triggers, cravings and building better coping mechanisms. Relapse prevention therapy is given importance in the treatment plan.
  • Improving mental health by working on impulse control, co-occuring mental problems such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem, etc.
  • Building an individual's resilience and bringing about a positive change in one's dysfunctional emotional, thought and behavioral patterns.
  • Helping a person to return to their normal life, to build their own social support systems and sustain them through family and codependency counselling.

Alcohol Addiction in New York City

  • In 2018, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey reported that half of the American adult population drank alcohol in the past 30 days- 16% reported binge drinking whereas 7% reported heavy drinking.
  • Government statistics show that annually more than 1700 New Yorkers die due to alcohol related events.
  • Around half of the teenage population who reports drinking alcohol, reports binge drinking.
  • Alcohol, tobacco and marijuana are common choice of substances among high schoolers in New York.
  • Boys are more likely than girls to indulge in substance abuse in most categories. But, high school girls are more likely to drink regularly than high school boys.
  • High schoolers also prefer electronic vaping products more than traditional tobacco products.

Codependency counselling: A pathway to social support

Codependency is a common issue seen within the family members or close ones of a person suffering from addiction. It is characterized by a tendency to put the addict's need above one's own and derive one's sense of self from the relationship with the addict.

The codependent in trying to help the addict becomes an enabler for their addiction. The addict may feel guilt or stress due to the consequence of their addiction on the codependent's state of mind. This stress and accompanying negative emotions push the addict further into addiction.

The codependents themselves may suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic fear for the addict's future. Codependency counselling helps rebuild the relationship between the addict and codependent in a healthy way. The issues, expectations from the other and how to navigate through them is learnt in counselling.

This ensures that when the addict goes back home from treatment, they are in a stable and supportive environment instead of a hostile or stressful one. It also ensures that the codependent can rediscover their individuality and derive their sense of self not from their relationship but from within themselves.

Top reasons to choose New York for Destination treatment

  • New York has many treatment options for addiction such as outpatient treatment, Medication Assisted treatment (MAT), Peer based services, rehabilitation centers and so on.
  • New York State has the second highest number of rehabilitation centers in U.S.A.
  • Destination treatment ensures that the individual is removed from the place which causes most triggers for the substance abuse, anxiety or other co-occuring mental issues.
  • Our team of trained professionals are experts in designing customized treatment plans based on the individuals needs and goals.
  • Destination treatment in New York is completely voluntary,confidential and aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for a person to start their journey to recovery.
  • The Big Apple is a cultural hub in U.S.A. and offers a wide range of activities which can cater to any individuals interest.
  • Our destination treatment program provides emotional and behavioral support using a holistic approach to treatment of addiction.

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