Garrett Reid’s Story Shows Dangers of Relapse
Now that people have had a little bit of time to think about the recent tragic untimely death of the Philadelphia Eagles coach’s son Garrett Reid, there are troubling questions being raised about the dangers of drug addiction and the ever-looming threat of relapse. Garrett’s family and friends knew he had been into drugs, but he had been in and out of rehabilitation and treatment programs for years. His tox screen will take some weeks to come back, so it’s tt’s not known what exactly Garrett had been taking, whether it was marijuana, meth, cocaine, synthetic marijuana or bath salts, prescription pills, or any of a number of other drugs.
The fact is that drug treatment is a very effective way to combat drug addiction and abuse. However, that’s not the end of the story. Reformed drug users remain much more susceptible to overdoses than someone who’s never taken drugs. Addicts can kick the habit and get clean, but they need to be careful not to fall back into their old lifestyles.
If you think you have a problem with drug or alcohol dependence or abuse, you should seek help now before you become the next tragedy. 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.