Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Clemmons NC

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.

Family Behavioral Health PLLC
(336) 765-6033
3000 Bethesda Place
Winston-Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Gatto Pamela D
(336) 918-0213
1316 Ashley Square
Winston Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Forsyth Substance Abuse Services
(336) 718-3550
3821 Forrestgate Drive
Winston Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Pamela D Gatto
(336) 760-4320
193 Kinloch Court
Winston Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Insight Human Services
(336) 725-8389
665 West 4th Street
Winston Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Challa K. Surya
(336) 245-2743
1509 South Hawthorne Road
Winston-Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Winston Psychiatric Associates
(336) 765-6577
125 Ashleybrook Square
Winston Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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The Children''s Home
(336) 721-7600
1001 Reynolda Road
Winston Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Nancy Foushee LCSW
(336) 917-0022
2910 Briarcliffe Road
Winston Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Psycare of Triad
(336) 774-3988
122 North Spruce Street
Winston Salem, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
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

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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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