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Addiction Treatment

Is Addiction a Disease?

Addiction is a complex disease that can alter a brain’s normal function. While the term ‘disease’ is often debated, countless factors affect a person’s likelihood and severity of addiction. The good news is that with preventative measures and structured treatment, people can avoid drug abuse and get the help they need to take back control of their lives.

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I think my son needs opiate addiction treatment, what do I do?

Opiate addiction treatment sounds scary and it can be hard to acknowledge when a loved one has a problem with drugs or alcohol, but you aren’t alone. Many families across the United States are dealing with a loved one who has a problem with drugs or alcohol. These families come from all different backgrounds, all different ethnic groups, religions and socio-economic levels. No one is immune from addiction.

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Dealing with Shame in Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment is a safe place where you can work on dealing with shame. Shame and addiction often go hand in hand. Many clients do things that they deeply regret, which causes shame and which may lead to further self-medication to cope with that shame. This may then carry on in a vicious cycle. Get the help you need from addiction treatment to enter the recovery process while effectively working to handle shame and regret in a healthy manner.

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What Are the Most Common Types of Addiction Treatment?

Addiction treatment does not come in a one-size-fits-all format. Detoxification is the first step towards recovery and a necessary step for all clients of addiction treatment; however, treatment options begin to differ following that first step. Depending on the type and severity of your addiction, you will choose short or long term care with the options of a12-step program, outpatient care, partial hospitalization and inpatient care.

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Can Addiction Treatment Help with Porn Addiction?

Yes, addiction treatment can help clients of porn addiction work towards recovery. Porn addiction, sex addiction and other behavioral addictions affect the brain in a similar manner as chemical addictions. That means that treatment for these addictions may reflect that of treatment for substance addiction.

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Opiate Addiction Treatment: Is Methadone the Only Way?

Opiate addiction treatment is commonly thought to only consist of the use of the medication methadone. Methadone is not the only available medication for opiate addiction treatment and treatment consists of other methods of care beyond medication, including psychotherapy.

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