Drug Abuse - Getting Clean for the Holidays and New Year: Connect with Expert Sources on Prescription Drug Abuse Among Professionals, Get Insights on Myths, Treatments and Technology's Role

Dec 03, 2012, 14:16 ET from Eagle Advancement Institute

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

WHY NOW: With the holiday season upon us and New Year's resolutions coming soon, people who have become dependent on substances may be more inclined to seek help in overcoming their addiction as they head home to reunite with family and friends, or attempt to start a new life in the new year. However, of those who seek assistance, as many as 70 percent will fail to get clean.

Despite the statistics, there is hope – and success – to get and stay clean, reduce prescription drug abuse and treat pain without addictive drugs.

WHAT: For industry insights, commentary and solutions, connect with the experts from Eagle Advancement Institute. They can address:

  • Drug detox: it's not just for celebrities, athletes or those on the streets – neighbors, military personnel, doctors, lawyers and other professionals are doing it, too
  • Detox treatment methods, myths and facts – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • How technology is playing a vital role in drug addiction therapy
  • Drug prevention and treating pain without drugs
  • Why a generic form of the painkiller OxyContin, the highly addictive, chemical cousin of heroin, will add fuel to the fire (Canada's federal government recently allowed the approval process to proceed)
  • The business and legal aspects of doing drugs – what employers, the judicial system and health care industry need to know
  • Healthcare legislation and its impact on addictive drugs and drug prevention

WHO: From medical to psychological to the business side, Eagle Advancement Institute's team of experts include:

  • Board certified anesthesiologist - Dr. Ricardo Borrego and anesthesiologist - Dr. Michael Michael
  • Psychotherapist - Kathy Row, MA, LPC  
  • Managing partner - Jim Carpenter


  • Drug overdose death rates in the U.S. have more than tripled since 1990. On average, 100 people die every day from drug overdoses.
  • Prescription painkillers, also called opioid pain relievers, cause 3 out of 4 prescription drug overdoses and 15,500 deaths each year.
  • Most Americans are unaware of the extent to which their relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others have become dependent on opioid substances – a conservative estimate is at least 1.9 million Americans are addicted.
  • The use of painkillers quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, and doctors write about 300 million prescriptions a year for painkillers.  That is enough for every American to be medicated around the clock for a month.

About Eagle Advancement Institute

Eagle Advancement Institute provides Clarity, a personalized patented process for a drug-free life. Eagle has combined medical innovation, technology (telehealth, including a newly released mobile app) and Clarity Continuing Care to treat opioid addiction in a fast, safe, painless, confidential and effective way. The program attacks both physical and psychological dependency with a high tech, high touch method that delivers results – five times greater than the industry average.  

Eagle's Clarity Rapid Detox program was recently (Nov. 27, 2012) named one of the 2012 "Top 5 Technologies To Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse" by the not-for-profit Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD).

SOURCE Eagle Advancement Institute