Did You Know?
- Drug Addiction is a “brain disease” based on a physical condition.
- A brain of someone addicted to legal or illegal drugs is an altered brain.
- Over the past 25 years scientists have identified the primary receptors on our brains for every major class of abused drug. Science has been able to map their locations in our brains and determine the neurotransmitter systems involved. (Koob, 1992)
From NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse)
In 2008, an estimated 31 million people (12.4 percent) aged 12 or older reported driving under the influence of alcohol at least once in the past year.
According to the 2009 MTF survey, past-year nonmedical use of Vicodin and OxyContin increased during the last 5 years among 10th-graders; and remained unchanged among 8th- and 12th-graders. Nearly 1 in 10 high school seniors reported past-year nonmedical use of Vicodin, and 1 in 20 abused OxyContin. The NSDUH showed that in 2008, the number of individuals aged 12 or older who abused prescription pain relievers for the first time (2.2 million) was roughly even with that of marijuana.
Drug abuse and addiction cost Americans upwards of ½ trillion dollars per year and 100,000 deaths; tobacco causes an additional estimated 440,000 deaths per year.
The Good News:
Addiction is preventable and treatable. (Dr. Schebbert, NIDA)
POPPS (Prudent Opiate Practices & Psychological Services) founder, a Board Certified Addictionologist, has been treating addictions in Austin, Texas since 1989. POPPS was established in 2004 and continues to have a specialized practice in addictions.
POPPS is an excellent alternative for OUTPATIENT treatment of legal/illegal drug addictions and chronic relapse.
POPPS provides a holistic approach to the treatment of addictions in the OUTPATIENT setting.
POPPS provides and supports long term care therapy.
POPPS has same day or next day appointments available
and is currently accepting new patients for both our North and South locations. Contact us by phone at: (512) 474-5904.