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Here you’ll find our most frequently asked questions and find valuable resources for people suffering from substance use disorders (SUDs).
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How effective is addiction treatment?

Many factors will determine whether or not a treatment program is successful. Both the treatment facility and the patient have responsibilities. Learn how to maximize your chances of achieving a full recovery.

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Is addiction treatment worth the cost?

Addiction costs people thousands of dollars, impacts their health, and can threaten their livelihood. Find out why addiction treatment is worth every penny.

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Physical dependence vs. addiction?

These words are often used interchangeably. However, they actually have different meanings and can happen independently of each other or at the same time.

Can I beat my addiction on my own?

Many people struggle with overcoming addiction on their own. Support is an essential aspect of all treatment plans. Asking for help will increase your chance of recovery and help prevent relapses.

How long is addiction rehab?

Most addiction rehabilitation programs are set up in 30 day, 60 day, 90 day, or long-term durations. The appropriate length for an individual will depend on a number of factors.

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How do mental health disorders impact addiction?

When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder as well as an addiction, this is called a dual-diagnosis. People with a dual diagnosis need specialized treatment that we’ll explain here.

What is an overdose?

An overdose occurs when someone takes too much of a substance and enters into a critical state. This can lead to severe health risks and even death.

Types of substance use disorders (SUD)

The type of substance use disorder a person has depends on the primary substance that they misuse. However, there are different types of substance use disorder diagnoses for special cases as well.

Meetings and Groups

Several different groups provide treatment, counseling, and aftercare for people in recovery. Each person may respond differently to each group, so it’s important to research your options and find the best choice for yourself.

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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is one of the oldest and most known peer support groups for people with drinking problems. They provide meetings and support for people all around the world.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) was established in 1953. Since then, they’ve helped people all over the globe with their recovery.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery is an international non-profit organization that helps people with substance or alcohol use disorder achieve sobriety. Their approach is secular and science-based.

Staging an Intervention

An intervention is a way for loved ones to show their concern and support for someone suffering from addiction. In an intervention, they encourage the user to seek help. However, it can be a risky method, so it’s best to consult with a professional beforehand.

12-Step Programs

The 12-step model is considered the standard for treatment by many different facilities and programs. Developed by Alcoholics Anonymous, this program is applied not only to people with drug and alcohol problems but people with all sorts of addictions.

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Updated on: August 7, 2020
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