New Jersey Father Remembers Son Lost to Overdose
Have you ever used destructive drugs such as heroin? Do you have family members or loved ones who have experimented with harder drugs, such as meth, cocaine, crack cocaine, or prescription medications (like Percocet, Vicodin, or OxyContin)? Do you ever worry that your children will need teen drug addiction services? Are you ever concerned that the young people you know will put themselves in danger with drugs? Drug use and abuse can prove to be harmful or deadly for young people no matter where they are. Now, a year after his son died from a heroin overdose, a New Jersey man is calling drug usage in America an "epidemic."
"I've come to learn more about drug abuse than you want to know," said the 67-year-old man. One year ago, in December 2012, his 24-year-old son died of an accidental heroin overdose. Now, he's determined to get the discussion about drugs into the mainstream. "There's a huge stigma about addiction," he says. "What people do not understand is that we are dealing with a disease. Addicts do horrible things. Addiction is a horrible disease. It's chronic, it's progressive and it's treatable."
Do you ever worry that your children will develop an addiction to drugs? Are you concerned about what might happen to them? Drug addiction is a dangerous and often deadly disease. But remember that there is always hope. Good drug treatment can help people with their addiction. Call Retreat at Lancaster County to learn more about how we’re helping to treat the teen alcohol addiction New Jersey has battled for years. When it comes to teen drug and alcohol rehab, Lancaster PA is the perfect setting for recovery. We're conveniently located close to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and we can arrange transportation from OH, PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, and CT.