Los Angeles, California -
Beverly Hills, CA – Even the idyllic, upper-class haven of Beverly Hills is not immune to the tragedy of addiction. Los Angeles County, where the city is located, reports rising rates of drug and alcohol abuse as well as increased deaths by overdose of those substances.
As the community grapples with this insidious problem, Muse Treatment is reaching out to offer support to those seeking help overcoming their addiction or who have a loved one struggling with it. Muse is part of a network of drug and alcohol addiction centers near Beverly Hills and throughout Southern California. They’ve helped thousands of addicts recover from substance abuse disorders, find new ways of managing stress and depression and return to the productive, rewarding lives they had before drugs or alcohol took their sobriety.
The addiction problem has hit Los Angeles County just as it has struck throughout the country. Drug overdose is the fourth leading cause of premature death in Los Angeles County and the 17th leading cause of death overall. Overdoses involving fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that resembles heroin, have doubled.
Teens and adolescents show a high rate of drug and alcohol use. According to one report, more than 30 percent of local youth admit to having used alcohol or chemical substances within the past 30 days. The same study found high school juniors are twice as likely to use alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes as high school freshmen.
The numbers show, once again, that drug abuse can affect anyone of any background, no matter how much education they’ve had or the income they earn. Moreover, the risk of addiction has grown as the COVID-19 pandemic creates economic hardship and social isolation; coupled with the cheap availability of illicit opioids like fentanyl, the problem becomes even more of a crisis for people of all ages, incomes and social statuses.
The Los Angeles County Health Department has called prescription drug abuse “a serious public health problem . . . that demands immediate community attention.” Muse welcomes the opportunity to join this effort and encourages anyone looking for help to seek professional treatment from a recognized facility.
When drug or alcohol abuse afflicts hard-working, self-sufficient families who’ve never had to cope with such problems, they often are tempted to ignore it or try to solve it themselves. But research shows that is a mistake. Substance abuse is a medical condition that requires professional help from trained addiction specialists.
The Muse Treatment staff provides compassionate, non-judgmental care for those seeking help. Their treatment plans are customized for the individual needs of clients; they include comprehensive addiction treatment for heroin, opioids and other prescription drugs, as well as alcohol. Treatment includes medically supervised detox, residential and outpatient rehab, sober living homes and extensive follow-up and alumni programs to prevent relapse. Muse often treats substance disorders in sync with depression, anxiety, and other underlying emotional and psychological disorders. Rehab includes counseling in life skills designed to instill healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with the circumstances that may contribute to addiction.
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