Garrett Reid Found Dead, Drugs Involved
In a shocking and saddening development, Garrett Reid, son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead in a Lehigh University dorm room. Garrett Reid was 29 years old. Drugs were suspected to have been involved in his untimely death, as Garrett Reid had struggled for years with addiction to painkillers and opiates. This latest tragedy just underscores how hard it is for addicts to kick the habit, even if they have all the help that Garrett Reid had. In his case, though he underwent treatment and rehabilitation, he “lost the battle,” said his father.
Many recovering drug addicts are at danger for overdosing on the same drugs they’ve managed to quit, because their body’s tolerance for the drug has increased dramatically even though the drug is no longer in their system. “It’s a chronic illness, unfortunately. People can go into these long remissions and still relapse down the road,” said Kyle Kampman, the medical director of the Charles O’Brien Center for Addiction Treatment in the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Though it may seem that rehab is the happy ending to drug treatment, the fact is that drug addiction is a lifelong battle.
If you think you have a problem with drug or abuse, you should seek help now before another tragedy happens. Don’t be the next Garrett Reid Thankfully, there is good help available. Detoxification and behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug dependence. Addicts are often unable to complete treatment on their own or with family members, so it’s very important to seek the right treatment center. At Seabrook House, we customize our treatment plans to individual patient’s needs, so you know the help you’re getting is right for you or a loved one. Seabrook House has rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today for any questions about alcohol, addiction, and treatment.