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Minnesota Drug Detox Centers

Thus far, Minnesota has maintained the fifth lowest rate of fatal drug overdose in the nation, with only 7.3 per 100,000 residents dying each year from overdose. Although rates of death are low, thousands of residents suffer from prescription medication abuse and addiction. In fact, the rate of drug overdose deaths has doubled in the states since 1999, suggesting that prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the state. Commonly abused medications include Ambien, Xanax, Oxycontin, and Morphine.

Minnesota Laws to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

The Minnesota legislature has taken several measures to reduce rates of prescription drug abuse in the state. The state implemented a prescription drug monitoring program that is mandatory for physicians practicing in the state, providing detailed information about patients’ existing prescriptions for medical providers to monitor. Furthermore, Minnesota participates in a Medicaid expansion program designed to extend insurance coverage for the treatment of prescription drug abuse. These measures are expected to reduce the incidence of prescription drug problems by making it more difficult to seek numerous prescriptions for the same drug and by increasing access to treatment.

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Importance of Drug Rehab for Detoxification

Recovery from prescription drug addiction requires hard work, the support of friends and family members, and help to learn new strategies to cope with stressful life situations. Getting treatment in a professional environment such as a rehab center is associated with stronger outcomes and a diminished risk of relapse. The first stage of treatment is detoxification, which often comes with unpleasant withdrawal side effects. Because your body has become used to having the drug, it often reacts to detox by causing chills, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and changes in appetite. Drug treatment experts know how to treat these symptoms, keep you medically stable, and help you move through detox to the next stages of recovery.

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