The diversion of pharmaceutical drugs remains a high threat to residents living in Kentucky, due to their availability and ease of access. The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration says the biggest problem in the southeastern section of the commonwealth is with opioid medications containing oxycodone and hydrocodone. These drugs are very potent and when used medically are very successful at controlling pain. When taken recreationally, they can lead to dependence very quickly. OxyContin and Percocet contain oxycodone and Norco, Lortab and Vicodin contain hydrocodone. The agency says diverted pharmaceuticals are also widely available in central and northern Kentucky. Prescription drug abuse is a fast-growing problem throughout Kentucky and the rest of the country. In 2005, the Office of National Drug Control Policy recorded more than 8,500 deaths resulting from prescription drug abuse in America. Opiates played a big role in those deaths, according to officials.
Most people who take opiates for legitimate pain can do so successfully. If they’re taken in high doses or for long periods of time, they can cause a tolerance to build. This is usually followed by an escalation of use. From here, an opiate dependence is not far behind. Purchases of prescription painkillers over the Internet continue to be a big problem in Kentucky, the DEA says. Unscrupulous websites can offer prescription pills that are counterfeit, tampered with or out of date. Some pills bought over the Internet could be delivered in the wrong dose. Others have reported receiving the wrong medication altogether. Many of these sites, some originating in other countries, don’t ask questions or even require a prescription. People may also try to obtain several prescriptions for misuse or abuse by doctor shopping, forging prescriptions, employee theft, pharmacy theft and diversion by medical professionals. Kentucky takes part in a prescription drug-monitoring program, a database used to track patients’ prescription histories in an effort to cut down on diversion and abuse.
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In many cases, prescription painkiller abuse starts out innocently enough. Many people need these drugs for legitimate reasons but may escalate use after a tolerance to the medication develops. Once a physical dependence sets in, withdrawal symptoms are inevitable in order to detox. Waismann Method in southern California has been successfully detoxing people from Kentucky and around the world for almost two decades. Our unique procedure uses non-addicting intravenous medicine to cleanse the opiates from patients receptor sites.
Waismann Method ® Medical Group in its exclusive location in So. California, is renowned for its unparalleled safety record and effectiveness in treating patients from all around the world who have are suffering from opiate addiction.
Our opiate medical detoxification is performed at a full-service JCAHO Accredited Hospital in Orange, CA. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations sets stringent quality standards in health care ; facilities are evaluated based upon extremely high criteria and receive accreditation only when it is confirmed that these standards are being met.
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Patients have the option of flying into Los Angeles Airport (LAX) or John Wayne Airport (SNA). Upon arrival, a representative will be waiting to greet and escort each patient from the airport. Patients do not need to bring a companion; they will be under our care 24 hours a day where food, lodging, and transportation are provided. We have concentrated all of our efforts into one exclusive location to offer the world’s best treatment for opiate dependence.