With close to 13,000 kilometers of coastline and roughly 70 kilometers from the shores of the Bahamas, Florida is not surprisingly a haven for smuggled illicit drugs from Caribbean and Latin American drug cartels. And while the DEA and other law enforcement agencies are working with concerned Florida communities, particularly those in the Southern parts of the Sunshine State, members of drug rehabilitation agencies and institutions are frantically coming up with more innovative solutions to help individuals afflicted with drug addiction syndromes.
Although it might look like a tall order, it is generally regarded that with the commitment of the entire Florida community, it is more than possible to make significant improvements in the way drug dependents are rehabilitated. A three-pronged approach is thus required to ensure the success of such programs.
First is the involvement of the entire Florida community – from neighborhoods to community associations, to people’s organizations, parishes, schools, government agencies, and the private sector. Enlisting the cooperation of everyone in the community is virtually impossible. However, former addiction center rehabilitees are leading the way in organizing their respective communities so that everyone can get actively involved in the effort to help those individuals bring back the Florida sunshine into their lives.
Sharing their experiences, while it may be sad and depressing, is one way these former drug addicts are repaying the community and the healthcare professionals who have helped them change for the better. Schoolchildren as well as students in both junior and senior high school are particularly targeted for mass information dissemination campaigns against the many evils of drugs. It is hoped that by sharing their personal experiences, former drug addicts can persuade the younger generation to stay out of drugs’ way.
The second approach requires strengthening of the healthcare delivery system particularly in terms of addiction treatment and rehabilitation. Doctors and psychotherapists can do significantly better treatment and rehabilitative care if they are regularly updated with current trends as well as evidence-based protocols regarding the management of drug addiction.
Of particular importance will be the management of withdrawal symptoms as a necessary component in drug detoxification programs. It is also recommended that drug detoxification be made mandatory to all drug rehab facilities so that the entire aim of the rehabilitation program can be realized. Should drug detoxification procedures be an integral component of drug addiction treatments, healthcare professionals in Florida must be able to respond appropriately especially in the management of the withdrawal symptoms associated with abrupt cessation of drug intake.
The third approach will require the use of media in disseminating the aims of rehabilitation programs. The power and reach of the internet can be fully optimized so that more and more individuals will benefit from the vast resources of Florida’s drug treatment infrastructure.
This three-pronged approach to managing the rehabilitation needs of drug dependents is believed to bring about the much-needed change in the drug abuse landscape of Florida. Who knows, Florida’s sun might as well keep on shining especially on those who are in the halls of rehabilitation centers.
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City: San Clemente
Country: United States