The island of Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean and is a port of entry for illicit drugs smuggled into this country. The self-governing commonwealth is in association with the U.S. The National Drug Intelligence Center says heroin and pharmaceutical drugs are among the most abused substances in Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Health and Anti-Addiction Services Administration said the number of people treated for opioid addiction at publicly funded facilities jumped from nearly 8,000 to 11,000 between 2003 and 2006. This trend is reflected throughout the U.S. The availability of pharmaceutical opiates such as OxyContin, methadone and Percocet has skyrocketed in recent years. Mainly because of over-prescribing practices by physicians and internet sales. Many websites around the world – some which originate overseas – offer these potentially addicting controlled substances without requiring a prescription.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration was established to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse treatment. They aslo work with drug prevention and mental health programs in the U.S. The agency reports that emergency room visits in the U.S., involving the nonmedical use of prescription narcotic painkillers greatly incresead in the last decade. The three drugs most often associated with this public health issue are oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone, according to the agency. Some people doctor shop, or visit multiple doctors with real or exaggerated pain to secure more than one supply of a drug. Other common diversion methods include illegal websites, illegal distribution, and sale by healthcare workers and patients, forged or otherwise altered prescriptions, pharmacy and personal theft and the medicine cabinets of friends, family and neighbors.
At the present time, heroin addiction has also become a major issue in Puerto Rico. Overdoses are at inmaginable numbers and also destroying families. Consequently, the crime rate and mental health issues have deteriorated.
Drug Treatment and Rapid Detox in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico opiate addiction is a serious matter that requires professional, medical assistance to overcome. Residents of Puerto Rico have been relying on Waismann Method for more nearly two decades for rapid detox and drug treatment. Our opiate treatment center has a reputation in the addiction community for offering safe, quick and compassionate opiate detox.
Our program begins in a full service accredited hospital. The medical director will provide the patients with a number of tests, to rule possible underlying conditions. These conditions may factor into the detoxification treatment protocol. Rapid detox takes less than two hours and accelerates the withdrawal process. Symptoms develop and subside while patients sleep under sedation. Our patients typically stay with us a total of 7 to 14 days and can return home once discharged. Some of the time is spent in the hospital and the remainder ant our exclusive recovery retreat.
If you cannot find an adequate private drug treatment or rapid detox center in Puerto Rico, call us today. Let’s review together your history and available options.
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. There is no need for a companion or transportation and lodging. We will provide all of these items from the time of admission.