623 Reported Opioid Related Overdoses In Anne Arundel County So Far This Year. We Are Here To Help.

Reported Opioid Related Overdoses In Anne Arundel County So Far This Year.

Source: https://www.aahealth.org
Last updated: September 10th, 2019

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Total Opioid Related Overdoses

This is a 19.7% decrease from
the 776 overdoses YTD 2018.

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Total Opioid Related Overdoses

This is a 22.7% decrease from
the 132 fatal overdoses YTD 2018.

Heroin addiction is an alarming epidemic nationwide, crossing societal and cultural lines that once seemed impenetrable. In Anne Arundel County alone, the Maryland Department of Health reports 433 opioid overdoses as recent as June 26th, of this year, 71 of which were fatal. The threat of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 100 times stronger than morphine and used to increase the potency of heroin without much expense, increases the risk of fatal overdose. Typically, heroin users are unaware of fentanyl’s presence while using, leading to thousands of accidental overdoses. Though the statistics may be harrowing, there are resources available to combat the effects of and reliance upon heroin. Tranquility Woods offers a safe environment to detoxify and recover from heroin addiction.

What are the side effects of Heroin withdrawal?

The staff at Tranquility Woods recognizes the severity of heroin addiction, working efficiently to combat the side effects of use, both physically and mentally. Though heroin overdose is a high risk while using, withdrawal from the drug is usually not fatal, though the client may feel otherwise without proper medical supervision. Immediate side effects during withdrawal may include mental distortion, slowed heart rate, severe drowsiness, slowed or difficult breathing, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches and spasms, intense chills or heat spells, itching, as well as emotional problems.  This can lead to anxiety, depression, fear of social interaction, and suicidal ideations. This is not an exhaustive or definite list of what each individual client will experience during withdrawal, though most side effects can be expected to a certain degree.

Heroin


a highly addictive analgesic drug derived from morphine, often used illicitly as a narcotic producing euphoria.


Signs of Opiate Withdrawal
Aches, Chills, Runny Nose, Back Pain, Restlessness, Watery Eyes, Muscle Cramps, Fatigue, Weight Loss, Diarrhea, Sweating, Cramping

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How do we help with Heroin dependency?

Upon entering treatment, a client may feel disoriented and hopeless as the side effects of heroin develop. The initial physical, mental, and emotional lows that a client experiences are treated at Tranquility Woods through a holistic and medically assisted approach, focusing on each level of dis-ease within the client, in order to provide an all-inclusive recovery track. Through methods including group and individual counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acupuncture, yoga, equine therapy, and 12-step programs, the client will begin to develop a stable and productive approach to long-term recovery, enabling them to combat future relapses with the appropriate tools. Treating addiction on a holistic basis is Tranquility Woods’ primary objective, recognizing a client is more likely to remain abstinent from drugs when treated thoroughly through every level of care.
Though the number of Americans addicted to heroin is staggering, there is hope for every person who makes the decision to get help. At Tranquility Woods, we work to instill confidence in every patient, allowing the individual to re-identify as a person, not just an addict. If you or a loved one is battling heroin addiction, now is the time to receive treatment. Recovery is a phone call away!