We are a chosen and acknowledged provider of addiction treatment services, including drug rehab services. We offer a wide variety of programs from estimation and conciliation to day and residential rehab at several locations throughout Minnesota. At New Beginnings we specialize in drug misuse treatment for both the person and the craving. We give treatment for alcohol, drugs, meth—in which we helped start a meth dependency agenda—and twofold disorders. Reach us at 1-800-487-8758.
DRUGS AND THE CONNECTION TO DISEASE
One reason to enter drug rehab is because of the definite link between drug addiction and infectious diseases. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Info Facts “Drug Abuse and the Link to HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases,” “Drug abuse and addiction have been inextricably linked with HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the pandemic” (July 2011).
NIDA points out that the abuse of drugs can lead to a person contracting HIV/AIDS because of two predominant factors:
- The sharing of needles and other drug paraphernalia.
- The drug’s interference with the critical processes of brain function that affect judgment, decision making and behavior control. This lack of judgment can cause a person to be involved in risky sexual behavior.
Unfortunately, the Info Facts fact sheet also points out that once a person is infected By HIV/AIDS, drug misuse can significantly make the disease progress. “Animal studies have shown that stimulants can increase HIV viral replication, and in a human study, HIV caused greater neuronal injury and cognitive impairment in drug users than in nondrug users,” NIDA states (NIDA).
By HIV/AIDS, drug misuse can significantly make the disease progress.
The addition of drugs and all behavioral issues that come with drug use increase a risk for transferrable diseases such as hepatitis C and B, as well as tuberculosis. Also, there is a risk for STDs such as genital herpes, trichmoniasis, Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Needle-using persons have an increased risk for skin, bacterial, and viral infections, like endocarditis and bacterial pneumonia.
For those who abuse drugs, drug rehab is actually a form of disease prevention. NIDA cites studies of users who underwent drug rehab treatment and because of the treatment either reduced or eliminated the risky behaviors they were engaging in (NIDA).
New Beginnings offers a full continuum of drug rehab and alcohol rehab programs in the Minneapolis and surrounding areas. Once our staff has completed the admission and assessment process, the client will be placed in a program based on his or her level of acuity. We personalize the drug rehab program based upon gender, with separate inpatient rehab programs designed for men and women. We also offer family programs as well as specialty treatment including alumni programs, mentoring, and recovery for professionals and caregivers. Contact us today through 1-800-487-8758 for an assessment or referral.
National Institute on Drug Abuse. (July 2011). Drug Abuse and the Link to HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases. In NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse. Retrieved April 16, 2012, from http://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/drugaids.pdf.