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New Start Recovery Solutions Sponsors San Jose Giants Game for Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness Night, Sponsored by New Start Recovery Solutions

August 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Excite Ballpark San Jose, 588 E Alma Ave, San Jose, CA 95112

Game: San Jose Giants vs Fresno Grizzlies

Join New Start Recovery Solutions for an evening at Excite Ballpark (San Jose Giants) to promote Mental Health Awareness!

This is a chance for all of us to come together and remember the inherent value we each hold – no matter our diagnosis, appearance, socioeconomic status, background or ability.

Saturday Postgame Fireworks
Stick around after the game to catch a special fireworks spectacular. | Presented By Pyro Spectacular

Tickets are $15-$29

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Our Treatment Goal for Patients: Recovery for Life

At New Start Recovery Solutions, our Dual Diagnosis alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs help patients discover and resolve the underlying mental health issues, trauma and stresses that often drive addictive behaviors.

Dual Diagnosis means alcohol and substance abuse addiction recovery is combined with behavioral health treatment. Our addiction recovery programs treat the whole person with evidence-based and trauma-informed dual diagnosis care.

We use M.A.T. Medication-Assisted Treatment for treatment of addiction to opioids.

We assist our clients to build a healthy body and mind – and to develop the mindfulness, resilience and emotional skills for sustainable sobriety.

Residential Inpatient Rehab and Outpatient PHP and IOP treatment available. See Our Locations

Contact New Start Recovery Solutions for details and more information on addiction recovery treatment options and treatment programs that fit your needs – and will work best for you.

New Start Recovery Solutions is owned and operated by Sierra Health and Wellness Centers.

Fentanyl is Deadly – Why Take It?

The short answer is: Many people do not realize they are taking fentanyl.

There is significant risk that illegal drugs have been intentionally contaminated with fentanyl. Because of its potency and low cost, drug dealers have been mixing fentanyl with other drugs including heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine. This increases the likelihood of a fatal interaction.

The number of deaths from fentanyl overdoses has jumped by more than 2100% in California in five years. The most recent statistics from the California Overdose Surveillance Dashboard, show that overdoses of synthetic opioids (mostly fentanyl) killed nearly 5,961 residents in California in 2021.

What is Fentanyl?

“We’ve seen a very significant rise in mortality,” said Dr. Nora Volkow, head of the National Institute of Drug Abuse, who spoke as part of an on-line gathering of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Volkow said people are often consuming fentanyl “unbeknownst to them,” resulting in a spike in overdose deaths.

Overdose Deaths Surged In Pandemic, As More Drugs Were Laced With Fentanyl

What is Fentanyl?

  • Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine.
  • However, fentanyl is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine.
  • Synthetic opioids like fentanyl have been identified in more than two-thirds of opioid overdoses reported nationally in 2019.
  • Fentanyl is the most potent opioid pain reliever available for use in medical treatment.
  • And fentanyl is extremely addictive.

Who is At Risk for Fentanyl Overdose?

  • Most individuals never try to take fentanyl.
  • However, many illegal drugs now contain fentanyl to ‘increase the strength’ of the drug sold.
  • Especially since COVID-19 – adolescents, parents, professionals, athletes and more can now more easily buy illegal ‘party drugs’ on the internet.
  • Illegally made drugs are not tested for quality. Illegal drugs vary wildly in purity and strength.
  • Increasingly, illegal drugs bought on the internet (and sold on the street) contain fentanyl. Just a few grains of fentanyl powder causes overdose.

How powerful is Fentanyl?

  • A lethal dose of fentanyl is considered to be 2 milligrams. If fentanyl is taken with other opiates, the lethal dose is smaller than 2 milligrams.
  • A sweetener packet at restaurant tables contains about 1,000 milligrams.
  • Two milligrams of fentanyl can kill you.
  • In individuals with a developed tolerance, the lethal dose of fentanyl is very small compared to the potential lethal doses of other opiate drugs.
  • For example: A lethal dose for heroin is reported to be between 75 and 375 mg. A lethal dose of fentanyl for most adults is 2 milligrams.

Who Takes Fentanyl?

  • Who takes fentanyl? Dr. Christopher Colwell, the chief of emergency medicine in San Francisco at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, has recently seen an increase in the emergency room for medical issues related to fentanyl use and overdoses.
  • Dr. Christopher Colwell has seen a variety of patients in his ER needing treatment for fentanyl. Patients included nurses, a professional athlete, a drug dealer and a lawyer who lost consciousness in court. Also needing emergency treatment for fentanyl were two young adolescents, 14 and 15 years old; and a 7 year old who got into a stash in her mother’s purse.
  • “That’s just in the last couple weeks,” Colwell said. “It’s really remarkable because it runs the entire spectrum. This affects all walks of life, all folks. It’s hard to overstate how impactful it can be to anyone. It doesn’t seem to care about race or background or gender — or anything.” Read more at Fentanyl has changed the whole landscape’: San Francisco faces worst drug epidemic ever

Fentanyl Facts

  • Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid that is very effective at relieving moderate-to-severe chronic pain.
  • Oral formulations of fentanyl contain an amount of the drug that can be fatal to a child.
  • The difference between a therapeutic dose and a deadly dose of fentanyl is very small.
  • There are many illegal analogs and derivatives of fentanyl that are much stronger than the prescription version.
  • Recreational users often seek fentanyl as a substitute for heroin.
  • Increasingly, many illegal drugs now contain fentanyl to ‘increase the strength’ of the drug sold.
  • The problem: A few extra grains of fentanyl can cause death.
  • For Details on Addiction Recovery Help Available, See Silicon Valley and East Bay Medical Detox, Dual Diagnosis Rehab

Is Fentanyl use really a problem?

  • The number of deaths from fentanyl overdoses has jumped by more than 2100% in California in five years. The most recent statistics from the California Overdose Surveillance Dashboard, show that overdoses of fentanyl killed nearly 5,961 California residents in 2021.
  • Drug deaths in San Francisco are averaging about two a day. Fentanyl has flooded the illicit drug market.
  • In San Francisco, the year 2020 remains the deadliest on record, with more than 700 deaths. The number of overdose deaths in the city declined in the following year to about 640, but then rose again slightly in 2022. In 2023, San Francisco could exceed the deadly record of 2020.
  • Many overdoses occurred from illegal drugs purchased that had added fentanyl. The buyers had no awareness that fentanyl had been added. Illegal drugs are not tested for purity.
  • The CDC has predicted there will be record breaking amount of drug overdoses as the number continues to rise.
  • Although the opioid epidemic seemed to slow in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 caused a ripple effect of death from the disease, and an increase in addiction.
  • Drug overdoses rose across the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

What is the treatment for Fentanyl overdose?

  • Naloxone is the treatment for rapidly reversing a fentanyl overdose.
  • However, getting overdose treatment in time to avoid death is a challenge. Fentanyl is a fast-acting drug; every minute is critical in an overdose situation.
  • Those experiencing an overdose involving fentanyl may require higher naloxone doses and multiple administrations to reverse the overdose and to become stabilized.
  • Police and first responders at a crime scene or helping an overdose victim are at risk from inadvertently touching or inhaling any fentanyl powder that may be present.

What is the treatment for Fentanyl addiction?

  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is considered the ‘gold standard’ treatment for opioid addiction.
  • At New Start Recovery Solutions, we use Medication-Assisted Treatment for treatment of addiction to opioids, including fentanyl.
  • In Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), we use FDA approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide whole patient treatment for fentanyl and opioid addictions.
  • There is no painful withdrawal with medication-assisted treatment. The M.A.T. medication also reduces cravings.
  • There is life beyond opioid addictions – we can help! Call 866-303-6275 for a confidential consultation.

M.A.T. Treatment Northern California – Opioid and Fentanyl Recovery

At New Start Recovery Solutions, we use M.A.T. Medication-Assisted Treatment for treatment of addiction to opioids. Opioids include prescription pain relievers, heroin and fentanyl.

M.A.T. Medication Assisted Treatment is the Gold Standard treatment for opioid addiction.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Medications used in MAT are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). MAT programs are clinically driven and tailored to meet each patient’s needs.

MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates. The prescribed medication operates to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and normalize body functions without the negative and euphoric effects of the substance used.

Evidence-based Residential and Outpatient MAT Medication-Assisted Treatment programs for opioid addictions is available at our locations in Monterey, Sacramento, Concord (Bay Area) and Bangor (Chico Area).

New Start Recovery Solutions Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment

Evidence-Based, Trauma-Informed Addiction Recovery

We believe that addiction is a complex but treatable disease – and that a ‘universal’ addiction treatment program is not appropriate for everyone.

Each client receives a complete evaluation, assessment and individualized treatment plan.

Recovery treatment includes individual counseling, group counseling and individualized medication protocol (when needed). Other elements of whole person treatment include holistic practices, such as mindfulness relapse prevention, nutrition, yoga, and meditation.

Wellness for Warriors® is our Veteran Program. We treat PTSD and Trauma co-occurring with drug or alcohol addictions. We are a VA Community Care provider.

Rediscovering sobriety with wellness is a joyful experience!

New Starts are Possible

A new start in life is just a short step away at New Start Recovery Solutions.

Selecting the appropriate addiction rehabilitation centers for you and your loved one can be the most critical part of the recovery process. New Start Recovery Solutions provides personalized access to dual diagnosis residential rehab treatment, outpatient care and medical detox treatment – serving the needs of individuals, families and professionals.

At New Start Recovery Solutions, we understand how difficult it is to see a loved one suffer with addiction, depression, or other behavioral issues. So we have made it our mission to carefully and compassionately guide you or your loved one into recovery and a better quality of life.

New Start Recovery Solutions is owned and operated by Sierra Health and Wellness Centers.

Sierra Health + Wellness Centers Rehab Locations

  • New Start Recovery Solutions Residential Addiction Treatment
  • Recovery Happens Counseling Servi ces Outpatient Addiction Treatment
  • Recovery Happens Counseling Services Mental Health Services