Friday, February 5, 2016

Click the link below to watch the Super Bowl ad that is targeted to start awareness on the epidemic that is crushing our nation.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

18 ODs in Under A Week- Click To Find Out Where

A small town in Connecticut is experiencing a major problem with heroin.  New London, a town with 25,000 people has had over 19 overdoses in the last week.  Without the use of the new drug Narcan, most of them would have died.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital has treated the majority of these cases over the last week and they are shocked at what is happening to their town.  The hospital administrators said they only are used to seeing one to two overdoses on a weekly basis.

One woman from this town was interviewed and said that the heroin epidemic has crushed this once working class, beautiful place.  She lives across the street from a park where children used to play.  Now she says when you walk through that park you can find needles, baggies, and homeless people.  She says that her son suffers from the addiction to heroin but hasn't seen him in a long time.  She says that people will tell her that they have seen him here or there but she worries every day that she is going to get that phone call to tell her that her son died of an overdose.  She knows the truth though.  He is either going to get arrested or he is going to die.

The probability that this round of heroin overdoses is going to be equated to the powerful opiate called fentanyl.  This drug, 50-100 times more powerful than heroin has caused thousands of deaths over the last few years across America.

Clearbrook wants to help the people who are out there and can't stop using.  We want to help the families of the addicts who are out there.  Please call us 24/7 with questions and concerns.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Finally!! Politicians Start Talking About How To Treat Addiction

When Betty Ford was the nation’s first lady, no one knew of her addictions to opiate pain medications and alcohol.  It really wasn’t until after she left the White House that her problem with addiction came out.  Mrs. Ford was one of the first people in the political arena to start a campaign on getting people treatment rather than just throw them in jail. 

Last week in New Hampshire, Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina talked about her step daughters addiction and eventual death due to addiction.  She said that there used to be hope and potential in her daughter’s eyes.  That was until addiction started taking over her life and she was thrown in jail time and time again.  Mrs. Fiorina spoke at a conference on addiction in New Hampshire and said that every time Lori was let out of jail she seemed to sink deeper into the abyss of substance abuse. 

She was speaking about criminalizing addiction.  She talked about why addiction should be treated instead of just thrown into the criminal courts.  Addicts and alcoholics need help, not jail.  Now we do understand that some people don’t take the help that is offered and they continually break the law and are a detriment to society.  But to not give these people a chance at recovery is a crime in itself. 

It is nice to see that figure heads in this country are beginning to open their eyes to addiction and the best way to help.  We have more people in jails and prisons than any country in the world.  The vast majority of these people are there, either directly or indirectly, for addictions.  In our state finding a Pennsylvania drug rehab can be a difficult proposition sometimes.  With the ever changing insurance laws to finding an open bed, people can feel like they are banging their head against a wall.  Please call Clearbrook and we will help you.  If for some reason we cannot take the patient here, we will make sure they get the help they need.

Clearbrook does not endorse any political candidate.  We primarily wanted to point out that finally the people in Washington DC are talking about it.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Scranton/Wilkes Barre Heroin Epidemic Not Slowing Down

Scranton and Wilkes Barre are the two large cities that make up the majority of North East Pennsylvania.  With the population of over 115 thousand people and their close proximity to major east coast cities equates to a major drug epidemic.  Heroin has plagued our country from the northeast to the southwest.  There are many different towns and hamlets in between Scranton and Wilkes Barre where the drug problem has also spiraled out of control.

On Facebook almost every city has a crime report page.  The cities of Scranton and Wilkes Barre each have their own individual pages as well.  Personally I have gone to each one of their pages four times today.  The city of Scranton registered 11 different calls for police due to criminal activity involving drugs.  Whether it was possession, sale, or overdose, 11 reports, mostly about heroin is staggering.  Remember that this is just over a 12 hour period.  The city of Wilkes Barre is a little lower but still very high.

There is a major drug problem in these two cities that are only 15 miles apart.  We are reading about people who are overdosing and dying on a daily basis.  These people that are no longer with us can't be tied to any socio-economic class.  They are wealthy, poor, young and old.

These people need help.  Drug treatment and rehab for Scranton residents  and drug treatment and rehab for Wilkes Barre residents is available right outside your door.  Clearbrook Treatment Centers have been treating the disease of addiction for both the addict and their families for over 40 years.  If you or someone you love lives in the Scranton/Wilkes Barre area and is suffering from addiction please call us.  Our toll free 24/7 admissions line is 1.800.582.6241

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Warning- Deadly Fentanyl Being Passed Off As Heroin

A press release was put out last week that directly impacts our community and the suffering addicts that are still out there.  There is a deadly combination of mostly fentanyl being sold and passed off as heroin.

Heroin is usually stamped with a name on the bag.  This particular mix of poison is stamped and being called “Egg Nog”.  Numerous people have overdosed and died over the last ten days as a direct result of using this particular batch.  It has been found mostly in New Jersey, but has now spread to the surrounding states of Pennsylvania and New York.

If you want to stop gambling with your life call us right now.  We offer heroin detox and inpatient heroin treatment to help change your life.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas From Clearbrook

The Alumni Party and staff Christmas parties went great.  From all of us at Clearbrook, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.