Opiate and opioid addiction in the U.S. is an epidemic affecting millions of Americans from all walks of life.
Popularly abused opioids (synthetic or partly-synthetic manufactured drugs) include:
- Oxycodone (OxyContin)
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lorcet, Lortab)
- Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
- Fentanyl (Duragesic)
- Pethidine (Demerol)
Addiction destroys lives and impacts people of all socio-economic levels, ages and ethnicities. It thrives in big cities, small towns and everywhere in between.
Many cannot afford in-patient rehab, even if they want help.
Most physicians don’t have training or expertise in treating addiction to opiates and opioids.
The rapid increase in opiate and opioid addiction among adolescents, young adults and young parents is particularly troubling.
The Fair Start Solution
Fair Start provides medically monitored detox for adolescents and young adults who want to be opiate-free.
Our professional staff includes physicians, nurses and counselors with expertise in chemical dependency. The Fair Start team members share a commitment to helping those who want and need help to achieve clean and sober living.
Fair Start services are appropriate for individuals who are medically and emotionally stable and can be managed on an outpatient basis.
Dr. Paul Thomas
Fair Start was founded by Dr. Paul Thomas. “Dr. Paul” is one of very few physicians in the U.S. who is board-certified in pediatrics and also a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
This rare combination of expertise gives Dr. Paul a unique perspective on opiate addiction in adolescents and young adults.
Dr. Paul believes that people suffering from opiate addiction who really want to get help to conquer their addictions should not have to go it alone.