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(Los Angeles, CA) More than 20.6 million individuals in the United States over the age of 12 struggled with an addiction in 2011, and this figure only continues to rise. Many of these individuals never obtain treatment for their addiction, and every aspect of their life is impacted. Sadly, numerous people die from drug overdoses every day, and this number continues to skyrocket. No part of the country is excluded either, as drugs can be found in every neighborhood, whether it be a rural, urban or suburban community. Muse Treatment ( now offers new locations to help more individuals overcome their addiction.
“Millions of people struggle with an addiction to both illicit drugs and alcohol, and millions also have a mental illness and a substance abuse problem. This disease is very complex, thus there isn’t a single treatment program that will work for all. Addicts and their loved ones need to remember this when researching treatment options to find the one that best meets their needs,” Nicole Lenchner, COO of Muse Treatment ( explains.
What many people fail to realize is the problem doesn’t only affect those who use illicit drugs. As medical professionals have discovered over the years, certain prescription medications can lead to an addiction on the part of the user. This includes common medications, such as Ambien, Ativan, Oycodone and Xanax. Individuals who have been taking any of these medications in a manner different from the way it was prescribed need to speak to their doctor to determine if they have become addicted.
“Although prescription medications are meant to help patients, they are only beneficial when they are used as prescribed. A person may take Ambien only to find it is no longer working and increase the dose or the frequency. Oxycodone is prescribed for those who are in pain, yet regular use can also lead to the person becoming dependent on the drug. We help individuals in these situations overcome their addiction and get their life back on track,” Lenchner continues.
Individuals with a mental illness often turn to drugs or alcohol to reduce their symptoms, as opposed to or in addition to seeking treatment for their illness. This problem is much worse than previously imagined, with experts estimating 65 percent of prison inmates suffering from a dual diagnosis. The prevalence in the general population is likely very high also, thus anyone with a mental illness or substance abuse problem may find they need specialized care.
“Unless the mental illness and substance abuse are treated simultaneously, the chances of a relapse are very high. Muse Treatment ( works with patients with a dual diagnosis to ensure they get the care needed to overcome their addiction and get their mental illness under control. Contact us today to discuss your needs or the needs of a loved one. We’ll be happy to explain addiction and the various treatment options,” Lenchner declares.
About Muse Treatment:
Muse Treatment fully recognizes the implications of addiction. Addicts burn bridges, lose friends and compromise their morals. Muse offers a hub dedicated to providing a center for therapeutic healing and discovery along with the recovery of the person’s core addicts. The staff meticulously designed each facet of the program to ensure patients obtain the best foundation on which to build their new life. A three-pronged recovery approach is used, consisting of therapy, neural recovery and twelve-step programming. Using this approach allows the underpinnings of the addictive and/or compulsive tendencies to be addressed.