We work intensely with individuals to overcome their addictions to alcohol and/or other drugs. Some clients come for treatment voluntarily, while others are mandated by the court following a DUI or other substance-related offense. Whatever your situation, this program involves complete alcohol and drug assessment, individual counseling, and classes for substance education and relapse prevention.
Feel free to stop by one of our offices for more information or give us a call. You can even download an intake packet from our website.
What is drug addiction?
Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences and changes in the brain, which can be long lasting. These changes in the brain can lead to the harmful behaviors seen in people who use drugs. Drug addiction is also a relapsing disease. Relapse is the return to drug use after an attempt to stop. ~”www.drugabuse.gov” See more information on drug abuse
Can drug addiction be treated?
Yes, but it’s not simple. Because addiction is a chronic disease, people can’t simply stop using drugs for a few days and be cured. Most patients need long-term or repeated care to stop using completely and recover their lives. ~”www.drugabuse.gov” See more information on drug abuse treatment
How is drug addiction treated?
Successful treatment has several steps:
- detoxification (the process by which the body rids itself of a drug)
- behavioral counseling
- medication (for opioid, tobacco, or alcohol addiction)
- evaluation and treatment for co-occurring mental health issues such as depression and anxiety
- long-term follow-up to prevent relapse
~”www.drugabuse.gov” See more information on treatment