Can addiction be treated?
Yes, but it’s a difficult process and one that you should not go through alone. Addiction is a chronic disease. Simply not using for a few days won’t cure the disease or change destructive behaviors. For most people, addictions therapy is a long-term process which includes routine checks to help overcome negative and destructive patterns.
How is addiction treated?
There several ways to treat addiction. Since addiction is not limited to drug or alcohol abuse, there are many types of treatment. Treatment options include:
- Inpatient addiction treatment
- Outpatient addiction counseling
- Doctor-prescribed medications to reduce urges associated with addiction
- Long-term addiction therapy to monitor progress and prevent relapse
A study by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence suggested that an estimated 20 million Americans age 12 or older have used illegal drugs in the past 30 days. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports even higher numbers and suggest that only 2.6 million of these Americans actually received treatment for their addiction.
Who is affected by addiction?
The effects of substance abuse and addictive behavior reach far beyond the individual and his or her family. In the United States today, substance abuse costs businesses an estimated $130 billion in lost productivity, more than $20 Million in healthcare, and over $40 Billion in legal costs. It increases the spread of infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C, leads to premature death dues to overdose or other medical complications, increases negative effects on unborn children, and leads to crime, unemployment, and homelessness.
Whether your experience with substance abuse is short-term or you’ve struggled with it for years, we are here to help! We can provide the support you need to to overcome addiction and find balance in your life. Our certified substance abuse counselors understand addictive behaviors. We know the challenges that people face when they finally decide to reclaim their lives from addiction. Call to schedule your appointment with a certified substance abuse counselor today. (434) 528-3263
At Thriveworks Lynchburg Addictions Counseling, there are no waiting lists for therapy. We offer convenient appointment times. We are open nights and weekends. Plus, we talk most major insurance plans. Now is the time to get the support you need. Get help with your addiction today.
You deserve to live a happy, addiction-free life. Even if you tried to quit before, but failed – you can recover. You can find freedom from addiction. Don’t wait another day – call today to begin your journey of healing with a Thriveworks Addictions Therapist or Psychologist. Call now: (434) 528-3263.