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Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Belle Mead NJ

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.

Carrier Clinic
(908) 281-1000x1331
252 County Route 601
Belle Mead, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient

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Guided Life Structures
(908) 704-0011
58 East Main Street
Somerville, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders

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Crawford House Inc
(908) 874-5153
362 Sunset Road
Skillman, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Center for Great Expectations
(908) 218-0210x201
1 Eastern Avenue
Somerville, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Princeton House Behavioral Health
(609) 497-3300
905 Herrontown Road
Princeton, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women

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Michael Chenkin LCSW LCADC
(732) 688-3493
337 East Main Street
Somerville, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Samaritan Homeless Interim Program
(908) 725-3260
87 East High Street
Somerville, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Somerset Treatment Services
(908) 722-1232x2
118 West End Avenue
Somerville, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, DUI/DWI offenders

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Institute for Family/Adolescent Servs
(908) 526-7809
600 1st Avenue
Raritan, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Family and Community Services of
(732) 356-1082x13
339 West 2nd Street
Bound Brook, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Polish, Spanish

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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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