Leaf Seeks Drug Rehab
Ryan Leaf is one of millions of Americans who has an addiction to prescription drugs. It’s become a very for those addicted to prescription drugs to common crime and break into people’s homes to steal their pills—and Ryan Leaf’s addiction to pain killers led him to do this as well. Leaf was arrested on Friday March 30th after police found oxycodone pills which he stole from a home, and he posted $76,000 bail. Just three days later he was arrested again for burglarizing a home in Montana to steal prescription pills. Leaf’s chemical dependency was out of control, and like many Americans today he needs help recovering from a very powerful prescription pain addiction.
On May 8th 2012 Leaf pleaded guilty to charges in Montana and he reached a plea deal that involves nine months in a secure drug treatment facility. A court mandated treatment after a crime isn’t the ideal way to enter drug rehab, but nevertheless Leaf appears to be accepting of the challenge ahead– “I’m very much looking forward to the opportunity presented,” Leaf said. “An intensive nine-month rehab facility is presently needed.” Leaf exemplifies what a serious addiction to prescription drugs like oxycodone can do, and unfortunately many today are faced with the same addiction. If you fear that you or a loved one has a serious addiction to prescription pain killers, take action before the addiction leads to crime—where the consequential action is forced.
Individuals who abuse or are addicted to prescription medications can be treated. Initially, they may need to undergo medically supervised detoxification in order to help reduce the withdrawal symptoms—however, that’s just the first step. Options for effectively treating addiction to prescription pills are drawn from research on treating heroin addiction. Behavioral treatments combined with medications have proven effective. Finding the right treatment center can make all the difference for a patient because certain standard programs may not work. At Seabrook House, patients can take comfort in knowing that we structure individually inspired detox and rehab programs in order to fit the needs of each unique patient. All Seabrook House programs are grounded in the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). The Seabrook House Model® of treatment includes a multifaceted medical approach to alcohol and other drugs including opiate detoxification, gender-specific therapy with special emphasis on relapse prevention, and family intervention services. Seabrook House has rehab facilities located in New Jersey (NJ) and Pennsylvania (PA) and also an outpatient office in New York (NY). If you or a loved one has a problem with prescription pills, contact Seabrook House today to get answers you need.