THE URGENT NEED FOR MORE REHAB CENTERS
- June 10, 2018
Receiving proper treatment is vital to successfully recovering from substance addiction treatment. Not only does addiction treatment reduce drug use, it can also save lives, improve employment opportunities, and reduce crime. Yet in many places that need it the most, proper rehabilitation facilities and treatment centers are severely lacking.
This dearth of resources is quickly turning into a major problem, as the opioid crisis continues to ravage towns and cities across the United States. According to a recent study, In many of the towns and cities that have been hardest hit by the crisis, most notably in the southeast, low-income Americans have significant trouble finding nearby treatment programs. Out of 1,150 opioid treatment programs in 48 different states, less than 750 accepted Medicaid, and those centers that did accept Medicaid were not evenly spread across the country. Indeed, the study found that most counties in the United States do not have an opioid treatment program that accepts Medicaid.
The inability to find nearby treatment can be discouraging. When beds are not available at a rehab facility, some people struggling with substance addiction will simply give up. Others simply don’t have the luxury to wait. The progressive nature of addiction means that the disease will grow worse as time goes on.
At Asana Recovery, we offer a supervised detoxification and residential treatment program that can help those at any stage of addiction. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment program today.