Drug abuse and addiction can lead to many problems for the user, including poor health and premature death. Chemical substances such as heroin or cocaine can put immense pressure on internal organs, and there is always the risk of overdose if the user takes too much of a particular drug or a strain that is too powerful for their bodies to cope with. Without drug detox or rehabilitation, the risk is much higher as long term drug abuse makes the individual much more vulnerable.
Here at UKAT, we help those affected by drug addiction by offering a host of services in our excellent treatment centres. As well as drug detox, we provide comprehensive rehabilitation programmes designed to assist those with addiction to get to the cause of their addictive behaviour and help them learn how to avoid succumbing to this behaviour once more in the future.
Those who delay getting treatment for a drug addiction will leave themselves at risk of poor health and premature death. The sooner you reach out for a drug detox and rehabilitation programme, the sooner you can say goodbye to your days of substance abuse and begin to get your life back on track.
Delaying or ignoring the problem will not make it go away; in fact, drug addiction is a progressive illness that will continue to get worse if you do not get help. We want you to know that even those with severe addictions to illegal drugs have managed to put their days of substance abuse behind them and you can too, provided you get the right help and support.
Certain drugs can result in premature death if too much of them are taken. It is also true that in the case of drugs such as heroin, the purity of the substance can be a life or death situation. Many people will spend their whole lives taking heroin that is cut with other substances and therefore, less pure. If they were to take the same amount of a purer form of the drug, they could easily suffer an overdose, resulting in premature death.
The only way to prevent premature death from a drug overdose is to reach out for help and begin the recovery process with a drug detox and rehabilitation programme. Unfortunately, some individuals leave it too late to get the help they need, and this can have tragic consequences. This is what happened to former Happy Days actress Erin Moran, who is believed to have died from a heroin overdose (April 2017).
Starring as Joanie Cunningham in the hit sitcom, Erin became a household name in the 1970s. She then went on to star in Joanie Loves Chachi with her Happy Days co-star Scot Baio. However, in recent years it was reported that she had fallen on hard times and was living in a trailer park in Indiana with her husband Steven Fleischmann’s mother.
A police statement confirmed the death; it read: “On April 22, 2017, at approximately 4.07pm, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call that referenced an unresponsive female. Upon the arrival of first responders, it was determined that Erin Marie Moran Fleischmann was deceased and an autopsy is pending.”
According to Paul Peterson, who is the founder of charity A Minor Consideration and a child actor advocate, her friends and family members were well aware that she had problems with drugs. He posted a message on his charity’s Facebook page that read: “I am proud of our efforts over the years to help Erin Moran, whose troubles were many and complex. At least a half-dozen ‘formers’ were actively reaching out to Erin in the last week of her life. Erin had friends, and she knew it. Abandonment was not the issue. The perversity of human faulty is at the root of this loss, not failure.”
He also added that many members of the charity were actively trying to help Erin, and said, “It was a very dark room. Some don’t find the light switch in time.”
If you or someone you love is struggling with a drug addiction or any other type of addiction, we can help. We have several clinics across the UK where those with addiction can access excellent drug detox and rehabilitation programmes.
We want you to know that we are here to help and that we have an excellent record of success when it comes to helping individuals overcome their addictions. All you need to do is pick up the phone now and call our 24-hour helpline, or contact us via this web page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Source: (The Express) Happy Days actress Erin Moran ‘died of suspected heroin overdose’ aged 56
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