Reentering the world as a recovering addict is difficult enough, but when you suffer from other medical issues soothed by your substance abuse, it becomes even more difficult.
Elizabeth, NJ (PRWEB) August 30, 2013
Alcohol Treatment Elizabeth has recently begun offering new treatment programs targeting addiction to prescription drugs. A drug that is prescribed by a doctor can often be abused without friends or family members noticing. This is why the new therapies available focus on group counseling, acceptance, and ways to properly use prescription drugs to avoid any relapse.
Since prescription drugs are legal to use when prescribed by a doctor, they are relatively easier to abuse when compared to other drugs. For this reason, it is often overlooked by the abuser and those close to him. Addiction to prescription medications are often the hardest to treat, because they were often prescribed to treat pain or other medical ailments the patient may have. Some commonly abused prescription drugs are used to treat pain, ADD, or anxiety and sleep disorders.
A certified addiction specialist at Alcohol Treatment Elizabeth, Bill T., explains why the new treatment programs are so effective. “Reentering the world as a recovering addict is difficult enough, but when you suffer from other medical issues soothed by your substance abuse, it becomes even more difficult. Our new programs teach addicts new ways to deal with their medical symptoms.” He states, “If you are addicted to something illegal, such as cocaine, it is easier to stay away from places selling the drug. However, everyone goes to the doctor’s office. Prescription medication addicts need to know how to handle this situation.”
In addition to group counseling and therapy, individual sessions are given to address each person’s own unique aspects of addiction. Counseling sessions with family members and close friends are available, as it is important to build a solid and understanding support system outside of the treatment center. Bill emphasizes this by stating, “It is vital for a person with an addiction to feel understood, and that feeling has to extend to those he interacts with on a daily basis outside of the rehab center.”
The new treatment programs at Alcohol Treatment Elizabeth can help addicts learn to lead their lives in a sober way. Offering yoga, art, exercise, and many more options helps aid in recovery from substance abuse while exposing patients to new, healthy hobbies. Alcohol Treatment Elizabeth’s new treatment programs make recovering from all types of addiction possible.
About Alcohol Treatment Elizabeth:
Alcohol Addiction Elizabeth specializes in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. We can help anyone struggling with addiction detox, and give them important life skills to stay sober. If you or someone you know has substance abuse problems, we urge you to call us at (908) 344-3266, or visit our website at http://www.alcoholtreatmentelizabeth.com.