Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment American Fork UT

Treatment for older patients who have become addicted to medications prescribed for them should not follow the same protocols as treatment of those who became addicts through recreational use of drugs. While some principles of twelve-step programs can be useful, they tend to focus on psychological and emotional pain rather than physical pain.

Illume Center LLC
(801) 216-4800
6280 West 9600 North
Highland, UT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Addiction and Psychological Services
(801) 222-0603
224 North Orem Boulevard
Orem, UT
Hotline
(801) 222-0603
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Portugese, Spanish

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Institute For Cognitive Therapy Inc
(801) 802-8608
560 South State Street
Orem, UT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese

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Intermountain
(801) 373-0210
1868 North 1120 West Street
Provo, UT
Hotline
(800) 303-9805
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Provo Canyon School
(801) 227-2100
4501 North University Avenue
Provo, UT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
Arabic, Chinese, Creole, French, German, Hebrew, Hmong, Korean, Navajo, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

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Alliance Clinical Services
(801) 763-7775
71 North 490 West
American Fork, UT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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NEFA
(801) 802-0115
382 East 720 South
Orem, UT
Hotline
(801) 802-0115
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Discovery House UC Inc
(801) 426-6565
714 South State Street
Orem, UT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men
Language Services
German, Russian, Spanish

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Cirque Lodge
(801) 222-9200
Rural Route 3 Box A-10
Sundance, UT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Gathering Place
(801) 226-2255
251 East 1200 South Street
Orem, UT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment for Older Patients

As the population ages and Baby Boomers slide into senior status, misuse of prescription drugs is becoming more and more of a problem. As new drugs are developed to treat the usual problems of aging, older patients can find themselves with an entire pharmacopia to deal with. The issue is compounded by the increase in medical specialization, which means a patient may be seeing—and getting prescriptions from—many different practitioners, most of whom don’t communicate with each other. The result, far too often, is over-medication and sometimes addiction.

Most commonly, people become addicted to pain medications such as Vicodin and OxyContin . If they take the prescribed dosage and the pain persists, it’s easy for them to think they should take another. Elderly patients may also forget that they’ve already taken a dose, a problem that increases as the drug affects their mental abilities.

Holistic Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

Treatment for older patients who have become addicted to medications prescribed for them should not follow the same protocols as treatment of those who became addicts through recreational use of drugs. While some principles of twelve-step programs can be useful, they tend to focus on psychological and emotional pain rather than physical pain.

Holistic prescription drug addiction treatment can offer patients ways to cope with their ailments without overdosing on painkillers. There...

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