Instances of prescription painkiller abuse and diversion have skyrocketed in Wyoming and other parts of the country in recent years. Authorities
say a number of factors contribute to the problem, namely the increase in the number of prescriptions being written. The state is part of a prescription drug-monitoring program, a database that allows authorities in the state to track prescription histories and identify potential cases of diversion. The most commonly abused prescription drugs are opiates (narcotics) and benzodiazepines. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says Wyoming prescription drug abuse often centers on drugs such as semi-synthetic opiates Vicodin, Dilaudid, Percocet and Percodan; and Valium, a benzodiazepine considered to be a depressant. Prescription opiates are most often used for pain control but have the potential to be habit forming if used over a prolonged period. The availability of these drugs – from doctors, street dealers and in the medicine cabinets of family and friends – makes their threat a very serious one.
Abuse and diversion of prescription painkillers is widespread and has serious ramifications for law enforcement, legal and medical personnel. The fallout from this scourge is reflected in police reports from newspapers across the country. Most people don’t intend to become dependent upon their prescription drugs. A dependency can develop over time, after a tolerance builds and patients need more and more to achieve pain relief. Another problem in Wyoming and other states is that there is very little stigma attached to the recreational use and abuse of prescription drugs. Unlike heroin or cocaine, prescription opiates are assumed to be safe because they are prescribed by a doctor. In some cases, the professionals are to blame for the increase in dependence. Overprescribing and illegal dispensing have increased in recent years. Popular methods of diversion in Wyoming include doctor shopping, or going to several doctors to receive more drugs, and illegal sale and distribution by healthcare workers.
Waismann Method is Chosen Over Traditional Wyoming Detox
Some Wyoming Detox treatment centers simply cannot provide the proper medical care required. Opiate dependence is a serious and troubling condition that can be difficult to treat without professional medical help. Waismann Method operates in a full service accredited hospital in southern California and has treated thousands of people from Wyoming and around the world with its renowned procedure. Waismann Method’s rapid opiate detox uses non-addicting intravenous medications to cleanse drugs from patients’ opiate receptors.
Wyoming Detox 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.
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