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What are the necessary requirements for someone who wants to work at an addiction recovery center?

Usually: A certification as a substance abuse counselor. There are a few different ways to do this. They require education and an internship along with passing a certification exam. Look up caadac and also social model recovery online. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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What happens in an addiction treatment center?

What happens in an  addiction treatment center?

Your brain heals: You are provided a safe, therapeutic environment where you can be evaluated by a treatment team that designs a program that addresses the biological underpinnings of addiction while teaching you social skills, stress management and ways to maintain healthy relationships with loved ones. Relapse prevention lessons will be repeated and repeated. ...Read more

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How 2 overcome a methadone addiction when the treatment center wont help u get off of it?

How 2 overcome a methadone addiction when the treatment center wont help u get off of it?

Methadone taper: Make an attempt to discuss your concerns with the medical director. Your own regular doctor may be able to guide you as well. Seeing an addiction medicine specialist or addiction psychiatrist is another option. Your local na or other similar programs may be of help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am struggling with love addiction. I wanted to attend a treatment center, but nothing is affordable. Any suggestions to get similar help?

I am struggling with love addiction.  I wanted to  attend a treatment center, but nothing is affordable.  Any suggestions to get similar help?

Love addiction: Love addicts anonymous is an outpatient 12 step group for people in your situation. Information about this group and its meetings here: http://www.Loveaddicts.Org/laahomeindex.Html if there isn't a meeting in your area, perhaps codependents anonymous might be a reasonable step. If you mean sex addiction, there are 12 step groups for that also. You can google these terms and find them. Be well. ...Read more

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How can I find addiction treatment centers in blawnox, pennsylvania?

How can I find addiction treatment centers in blawnox, pennsylvania?

Internet search: I would recommend an internet search. I found 229 places within 100 miles of blawnox. A site i would recommend is www.Findtreatment.Samhsa.Gov, with the closest being: gateway allegheny valley 1360 old freeport road pittsburgh, pa 15238 (412) 963-7077 intake: (412) 766-8700x1120 www.Gatewayrehab.Org. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any gambling addiction treatment centers in greensburg, pennsylvania?

Can you tell me if there are any gambling addiction treatment centers in greensburg, pennsylvania?

Gamblers Anonymous: Try gamblers anonymous. They will know which clinics have the best programs. I googled them ; got this listing of meetings in pa: http://www.Dsf.Health.State.Pa.Us/health/lib/health/bdap/listing_of_pennsylvania_weekly_meeting.Pdf. ...Read more