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The results from a 2007 survey that was sponsored by SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) are very telling. They report that a little over 20 million people in the US are in need of drug addiction recovery, but most are not getting it.

Addiction is a disease that doesn't discriminate- it can affect anyone- young, old, rich or poor. You may think that you are alone in dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction, but the truth is, many have traveled this path before you. You may want to get help, but aren't sure how to go about it. That's why we're here, and that's what drug and alcohol rehabilitation is for. When you're in rehab, you'll be surrounded with people who are going through the exact same problems as you, and you'll meet people who know how to help addicts move into the next sober phase of their lives.

The first step in getting clean is finding a drug or alcohol rehab facility that fits your needs and that you are comfortable with. Most people choose facilities where they can go and attend weekly meetings or daily treatments, but those that have deep-seated addictions may have to stay in a residential treatment facility. These places provide round-the-clock care and medical supervision, as well as an opportunity to heal in an environment removed from temptation and stress.

No matter where you live, there is a rehab center that can help you overcome your addiction to drugs and alcohol. However, even the most highly recommended treatment program won't work if you aren't comfortable there, or if you aren't 100% committed to getting (and staying) clean. To find the right fit for you, be prepared to travel further from home, or even out of the state. A willingness to go the extra mile can greatly expand your treatment options and give you the extra edge you'll need to successfully treat your addiction.

Are there any down sides to drug and alcohol addiction treatment? Yes, there are. Many people don't want to be away from their friends and family, but most rehabilitation facilities are more than accommodating when it comes to being able to have visitors. Being separated from family and loved ones is a big drawback, but the benefits far outweigh the negatives when it comes to getting treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction.

Addiction is a disease, and not a character flaw, as some people still think. There used to be a social stigma attached to drug addiction and alcoholism, but that is fading fast as most enlightened people have come to realize how addiction really happens. As most of us know, the best way to combat a drug or alcohol addiction is with early detection and treatment. If you or someone you care about is suffering from an addiction, or if you see the signs of drug abuse, you should get help immediately. Being addicted to drugs is hard, and sometimes admitting that there is a problem is even harder. However, the sooner you realize there is a problem, the sooner you can reach out for help. A drug-free and healthy way of life is just around the corner!

Of all the treatment options, self-help and support groups such as Narcotics Anonymous are far and away the most popular. These programs provide much-needed social and emotional support to people who are battling drug addiction. If they can’t help a person, they will refer them to someone who can. Support groups, along with a proper detox program, are absolutely essential parts of drug addiction treatment.

Posted on August 19th, 2009 by pgh in the Drug Addiction Recovery | Comments Off on Drug Rehab

The aim of any good drug rehab is to help the person beat their addiction. However, not all addicts remain abstinent. In these cases, the drug rehab is there to help them reduce their drug abuse gradually. In this article, you’ll learn about some of the different options an addict has when they’re ready to get help.


Posted on August 19th, 2009 by pgh in the Drug Addiction Recovery | Comments Off on Drug Addiction

Drug addiction has its reasons for existing, and they are as different as the people who suffer from the disease. A person could start down the road to addiction because of a traumatic experience such as the death of a loved one, or they could become hooked on prescription pain medication that was prescribed for a serious injury.

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Posted on August 18th, 2009 by pgh in the Drug Addiction Recovery | Comments Off on Alcohol Abuse

Continued alcohol abuse can lead to addiction and alcoholism. An alcohol abuser’s urge to drink is so strong that they can’t overcome it on their own- they can’t stop drinking even though it’s ruining their work and social lives, their relationships, their finances, and their health. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse is a disease that if left untreated can

Posted on August 30th, 2017 by pgh in the Drug Addiction Treatment | Comments Off on Will EBP Evidence Based Practices Hurt Substance Treatment?

Will EBP Evidence Based Practices, hurt or help the treatment or advancements of Substance Problems?
What Evidence Based Practices means in simple terms, what is the most effective treatment for a diagnosed disorder, and the “payer” will then only pay for the treatment that is defined as being the most effective treatment for the problem. On a fast first glance it

Posted on May 2nd, 2016 by pgh in the Drug Addiction Treatment | Comments Off on Indiana to Get About $9.2M in Drug Discount Case Settlement

Indiana to get about .2M in drug discount case settlement
In one of the biggest proposed corporate deals ever, Pfizer and Allergan announced on Nov. 23, 2015, that they would combine to create the world's largest pharmaceutical giant. The merger, which still needs regulatory approval, would bring blockbuster … Read more on WSBT-TV

Indiana to get about .2 million in drug discount case

Posted on April 30th, 2016 by pgh in the Drug Addiction Treatment | Comments Off on Indiana Mother Recognized for Fight Against Drug Addiction

Indiana mother recognized for fight against drug addiction
After Phillips lost her son Aaron at the age of 20, she helped created Overdose Lifeline Incorporated, a non-profit that helps addicts find treatment and gives first responders and families narcan- the drug that can reverse a heroin overdose. Her … Read more on WISH-TV

Cohasset High School to host Drug Story Theater presentation

Posted on April 29th, 2016 by pgh in the Drug Addiction Treatment | Comments Off on Lawmakers Say They're Fixing Roads and Fighting Drugs and Diseases. They Just

Lawmakers say they're fixing roads and fighting drugs and diseases. They just …
They're not so good at providing money to pay for things,” said Richard Nance, who directs alcohol and drug treatment programs in Utah County, south of Salt Lake City. Like public health officials, law enforcement leaders and clinic operators … Read more on Los Angeles Times

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Posted on April 28th, 2016 by pgh in the Drug Addiction Treatment | Comments Off on North County Cares Coalition Asks Berkshire Medical Center for Detox Center

North County Cares Coalition asks Berkshire Medical Center for detox center
NORTH ADAMS >> With the region still in the throes of an epidemic of opioid addiction, a Northern Berkshire advocacy group is asking Berkshire Medical Center to open an inpatient detox center in its North Adams campus. The North County Cares Coalition … Read more on Berkshire Eagle (subscription)

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Posted on April 26th, 2016 by pgh in the Drug Addiction Treatment | Comments Off on Substance Abuse Treatment: Manchin's Proposal Merits Discussion

Substance abuse treatment: Manchin's proposal merits discussion
Va., has come up with a good idea as it relates to future funding for substance abuse treatment centers across the Mountain State and the nation. The West Virginia lawmaker is proposing legislation that could raise one-and-half to two billion dollars a … Read more on Bluefield Daily Telegraph

First Substance Abuse Treatment Unit Opens

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