Addiction is a chronic disease that causes serious harm to the individual and it also negatively impacts the addict’s family and their community. Treatment for addiction is a process that begins when the addict asks for help. In Smithtown NY there are numerous substance abuse treatment programs that range in length and focus on specific addictions. While treating addiction, in general, is effective, it is also important that the addict get the best treatment and care for the type of addiction they are trying to recover from.
Drug Treatment for Smithtown Residents
Many addicts claim one drug or substance as their main drug of abuse or more commonly said, ‘their drug of choice’. A persons’ Drug of Choice is what they used consistently. In Smithtown and in New York state the number of people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol is alarming.
According to the New York State Department of Health “Based on the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) 2010 estimates, approximately twelve percent of State residents age 12 and older experience a substance use disorder (addiction or abuse) annually. Statewide, over 1.9 million New Yorkers (1.77 million adults and 156,000 youth ages 12-17) have a substance abuse problem” (NYDH).
At our treatment centers, we offer programs that treat specific addictions. Persons who are addicted to heroin or other opiates will require a medically supervised detox program prior to entering a residential or outpatient treatment program. Once in treatment buprenorphine or Suboxone, is commonly used to treat opioid addiction. Heroin addiction medications are proven to help reduce cravings and assist the addict in staying clean and sober long term. Combining medication with an inpatient or outpatient treatment program generally has the most success and will greatly contribute to a person’s recovery from heroin or other opioid drugs.
Drug Rehabs in Smithtown, New York
Another example of why treatment programs must address the specificities of the drug that someone abused is methamphetamine addiction. Although there are no proven medications that assist meth addiction recovery, like there are for opioid addiction, methamphetamine treatment must include behavioral therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged to alter unwanted behavior patterns or treat mood disorders and addiction. Also, our meth addiction treatment program utilizes individual counseling, group counseling, and 12-Step support, along with other therapeutic groups that encourage healing and building self-esteem for the recovering meth addict.
If you or someone you care about needs help for their addiction to heroin, meth, cocaine or prescription medications and or alcohol, our addiction specialists are ready to help begin the process of recovery from addiction. To be admitted into detox or treatment, a person must first be assessed over the phone for what type of treatment and or medical care (such as medically supervised detox) is necessary.
Addiction Resources for Smithtown NY
You are not alone in the fight against substance abuse. There are a variety of addiction resources available for residents of the Smithtown NY area and all of Long Island:
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