State of Addiction: The ARC works to help addicts go throw withdrawals safely, comfortably

State of Addiction: The ARC works to help addicts go throw withdrawals safely, comfortably


S PAUL FOLGER BRING US THIS STORY NEW AT 5:00. PAUL: FOR DRU USERS BREAKING THE CYCLE ADDICTION MEANS COMING DOWN OFF OF THE DRUGS.>>IF YOU COLD TURKEY AND JUST STOP AFTER YOU BODY GETS USED TO HAVING THOSE CHEMICALS ON A REGULAR BASIS — PAUL: IT CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR YOU. SO THE NEWLY FOUNDED TREATMENT CENTER THE ARC CAN HELP. KIMBERLY FARRIS IS THE DIRECTOR.>>WE CAN HELP THE PERSON WITHDRAWL SAFELY AND COMFORTABLY. SO THE PATIENT COMES AND STAYS. PAUL: TYPICALLY, WE ARE LOOKING AT PEOPLE WHO ARE USING TWO WEEKS PRIOR ON A DAILY BASIS PAUL: THIS FACILITY HAS BEEN OPEN AND RUNNING FOR A LITTLE OVER A YEAR. THEY HAVE BEDS AVAILABLE TO GET YOU IN AND GET YOU OUT OF TH DANGER ZONE.>>THAT’S WHERE ADDICTION TREATMENT HAS GONE WRONG. PAUL: A TYPICAL STAY IS ABOUT 4 DAYS THEIR GOAL, TO GET A USER OUT OF THE DANGER ZONE OF COMING OFF STRONG CHEMICALS SO THEY CAN GO ON TO A 30 DAY TREATMENT PROGRAM.>>THE EXCITING THING WE SEE AT

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