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Whatis the best addiction treatment program?

Whatis the best addiction treatment program?

The one that works: The 12-step programs have been very successful. However, there are other methodologies that work. Like most mental health treatments, you must fit the patient to the treatment modality. ...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 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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What type of addiction treatment should I do if I work and have kids?

AA, NA counseling: Not everybody with an addiction needs a 30 inpatient rehab. Alcoholics anonymous or narcotic anonymous meetings are almost universal in locations, times of day, and are free! intensive out patient is another options which may include classes several times per week often in the evenings. Individual counseling with someone familar with addiction is also an option. See your doctor as well for advice. ...Read more

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What are the goals of addiction treatment for the criminal justice system?

What are the goals of addiction treatment for the criminal justice system?

INTERESTING!: The goal for the justice system for addiction treatment is just what you might imagine, stay out of the justice system! so there is a bit of a different goal of just trying to reduce recidivism. Forced treatment by the legal system has not been very successful in the long term. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are addiction treatment programs offered in owyhee?

Can you tell me if there are addiction treatment programs offered in owyhee?

Hawaii?: I'm not sure whether by "owhyee" you might mean the state of hawaii? But if you do, there are definitely some addiction treatment programs there. See this web site to begin getting information: http://www.Addictionsearch.Com/treatment/hi/hawaii.Html. ...Read more

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Is rehab necessary for addiction treatment, or can I do it myself?

Is rehab necessary for addiction treatment, or can I do it myself?

Depends: There are many options for treating addictions. There is aa or na meetings, there is outpatient rehab where you would go to rehab but still work and stay at home. Medications can help for some addictions. So there is lots of help and you don't have to do it alone. If you feel your addiction is severe and you have the resources, in patient rehab is an excellent option, its a great headstart. ...Read more

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