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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Drug Rehab Programs

Drug Statistics for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Unlike most of the country recently experiencing the drug epidemic, Philadelphia has had a heroin problem that has been around for decades. In 2016 there were over 900 deaths recorded, and 2017 the city was on track for over 1,200 overdose deaths. Overdose is the number one cause of death for those aged 25-44.

The heroin epicenter of Philly is an area known as Kensington. Kensington has been known as a heroin haven for a number of years. Needles on the ground everywhere, and people nodding in and out of consciousness is a familiar seen in the Philadelphia drug district. There is an area along the rail line on the Kensington train tracks that has been known to local users as “the hospital.” This area is a makeshift, tenting district where addicts go to safely shoot up.

The police in Philadelphia rarely want to go into these needle infested areas because of how dangerous they are. Some say that there will be overdoses but people won’t call them in because they don’t want to see the law enforcement come into their drug areas, so people are literally dying when they could have gotten help.

Philadelphia has been dealing with the heroin and opioid crisis since the 1980s, this is one of the main reasons why the city has been open to harm reduction programs. In the US, Philly was one of the first cities to implement a needle exchange program with goals to reduce the spread of disease. More recently, the city is taking action to host safe injection sites to reduce the overdose rate. All of these programs that have been or are in the process of being implemented are to deal with the crisis at hand. The thought behind harm reduction programs being that the opioid crisis is so out of control in Philly, in order to combat this problem there must be many different angles of attack.

For those who are struggling with the addiction to drugs, treatment options must be more readily available. The best way to ensure safety surrounding the drug epidemic is for the addict to receive the proper addiction treatment needed. In Philadelphia there are many different forms of drug rehab for those suffering from this deadly disease.

Levels of Care for Philadelphia Drug Rehab Programs

Medical Detox Facilities In Philadelphia

A proper medical detox is when the individual will begin to purge the harmful substances that were being abused. The most common substances that require a medical detox are alcohol, prescription opiates, prescription benzodiazepine, heroin, methadone, and some others. During the detox program, the individual is put on a medical taper and can be prescribed a variety of different medications custom medication plan specific to the client’s individual needs. During a proper medical detox the individual has 24/7 access to medical care and supervision.

The detox period is a fragile time because the individual will be experiencing extremely intense feelings of discomfort. The detox is draining emotionally as well as physically. In a quality medical detox, not only will the individual have medical care, but also therapy to manage the unstable emotions that come from the withdrawal process.

In-Patient Drug Rehab in Philly (Residential Treatment)

In-patient rehab in Philadelphia also known as residential treatment, the client is in a live-in setting. The client is under 24 hour supervision and has access to around the clock medical services. This is important during the transition from the detox into the more relaxed long-term drug rehab treatment setting that is also referred to as PHP.

In this Philadelphia transitional level, addiction treatment is the only focus, clients stay on-site most of the time, and have a variety of groups to attend based on their individualized treatment program. Groups are held daily, and treatment includes weekly individual therapeutic sessions with their personal therapist.

Philadelphia Long-Term Drug Rehab Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Philadelphia’s long term drug rehab programs or PHP the client lives in an apartment-like setting and is transported daily to the clinical facility where they receive a treatment plan according to their individual needs at this level of care. Medications are administered in the clinical building. Groups are held daily and clients are still meeting with their personal therapist weekly. Groups are smaller and more intimate, the client is in specific groups according to their needs and address the core issues of their addiction.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP) in Philly

The Philadelphia IOP is focused on moving the external structure of a PHP program into an internal structure clients can follow on their own. We provide all the same therapeutic services, but for less time each day. In the first phase of a Philly IOP, clients will attend group up to five times per week. Phase two occurs when employment is obtained. When this happens, the group requirements drops to a minimum of three days a week. Groups are still held daily (with am and pm options) while the clinical program centers around integrating clients into the larger recovery community locally. IOP groups focus on relapse prevention and developing responsible behaviors and coping skills in order to be productive member of society.

Philadelphia Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication Assisted Treatment is the idea of a medication prescribed along with therapy. There are many different medications that can be prescribed to aid in the healing process for addiction treatment. We see medication assisted treatment most successful with clients who struggle with opioid and alcohol addiction. Opioids are prescription pain medications and other drugs like morphine and heroin. According to NIDA, medication assisted treatment has been proven up to 62% more effective than traditional 12-step methods for addiction when it comes to opioid dependency.

All clients receiving a prescription in a MAT program are also in group and individual therapy sessions to aid with the addiction treatment. We do not just prescribe our clients MAT medications and send them on their way, each client instead is in an addiction treatment program receiving therapy while on the medication.

As mentioned previously, there are many prescription medications that can be prescribed in MAT programming, some of the common brand names are Suboxone, Subutex, Vivitrol, and Methadone.

Philadelphia Suboxone/Subutex Treatment for Addiction

Suboxone for MAT is an option for those clients battling an opioid addiction. Opioids are prescription pain medications and other drugs like morphine and heroin. Suboxone has been proven successful in Medication Assisted Therapy for opioid treatment.

Suboxone is a prescription medication that includes the drugs Buprenorphine and Naloxone. Buprenorphine is known as an “opioid partial agonist” and like other opioids it can induce feelings of euphoria and respiratory depression. Being a partial agonist makes the drug weaker as an opioid and allows the buprenorphine to plug into the same receptors in an addicted individual’s brain who need that opioid presence in order to not experience withdrawal effects. The other ingredient, Naloxone is included to help prevent misuse of the Suboxone. It will cause withdrawal signs and symptoms if used in ways of abuse, such as injecting. These two drugs together make up Suboxone.

Suboxone is used to stop the cravings that clients experience while withdrawing from heroin and other opiates. A long term suboxone program blocks drug cravings and has been proven to reduce relapse. Suboxone maintenance programs are 50% more successful for opioid addiction treatment than the traditional 12-step model.

All clients receiving a prescription for Suboxone in a MAT program are also in group and individual therapy sessions to aid with the addiction treatment. We do not just prescribe our clients Suboxone and send them on their way, each client instead is in an addiction treatment program receiving therapy while on the medication.

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