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Substance Abuse Stats in East Earl, PA

Lancaster County may be the last place you think has a drug problem, but East Earl is one of many communities that begs to differ. 

The problems facing East Earl include a constant increase of first-time heroin use over a 10-year period. 

Some substance abuse stats for East Earl and the rest of Lancaster County include: 

  • 16% of the 18 to 25-year-old population had a substance use disorder in 2018
  • 53% of drug overdose deaths involved heroin in 2016
  • 40% of drug overdose deaths involved fentanyl in 2016

Choosing Between an Outpatient and Inpatient Rehab

What kind of rehab is the right choice for your case? The two main kinds are inpatient and outpatient rehab. 

The differences are: 

  • Inpatient rehab requires a 24/7 commitment for weeks or months. However, the trade-off is that you get an immersive rehab experience. The added stability is a real help in recovery. 
  • Outpatient rehab gives you the flexibility to attend treatment when you’re working or taking care of children. You attend rehab part-time while living at home.

How Long Can Treatment at a Rehab Last?

The length of treatment varies from months to years. Research shows that 90 days of treatment is the shortest length that works. 

For opioid abuse disorder, 12 months of treatment is preferred. 

It’s best to commit to the longest rehab stay you can. Some clients keep going to outpatient rehab for years after they graduate from inpatient! 

Addiction is a lifelong disease, so the treatment is most effective when it lasts longer, too. 

What to Expect at Rehab

Rehab keeps you busy with activities and treatments that keep you focused on recovery. Your day-to-day at rehab may include: 

  • Daily check-ins: An appointment with your care team every day keeps you on track. 
  • Groups: A support group can take the form of 12 Steps or it can be an informal circle. 
  • Medication: In some cases, medications may be used to control symptoms and cravings. 
  • Therapy: One-on-one therapy is a great way to learn new coping mechanisms and understand your own behavior around drugs. 

When Would You Need to Go to Detox?

You’ll need to go to detox if you: 

  • Have a history of relapse 
  • Are addicted to drugs
  • Have a physical dependence
  • Have tried to detox yourself, but failed 

There are certain drugs that are dangerous to detox from alone. They include alcohol, opioids, and benzodiazepines. 

Always go to detox first if you’re stopping one of these drugs. Detoxing alone can be dangerous to your health. It increases your relapse risk too. 

How Long is Detox?

No two detox periods are the same. They can vary in length based on: 

  • The drug you’re discontinuing
  • Your drug abuse history
  • Your health history

It’s common for detox centers to offer a few different program lengths. You’ll have an intake appointment or call before detox where you’ll talk about your history. 

Your detox team will help you choose the program length that’s right for you, whether it’s five- or 21-day detox. 


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