Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Conover 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.

Doris Lasley and Associates
(828) 465-1007
116 North College Avenue
Newton, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Steps to Success
(828) 291-2115
415 7th Avenue SW
Hickory, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Phoenix Hickory
(828) 326-9141
1146 Lenoir Rhyne Boulevard SE
Hickory, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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Recovery Dynamics
(704) 735-3507
326 East Main Street
Lincolnton, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Jim''s Alcohol and Drug Services
(828) 728-5851
103 Throneburg Avenue
Hudson, NC
Hotline
(828) 728-5851
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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McLeod Addictive Disease Center
(828) 464-1172
1206 Fairgrove Church Road
Hickory, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Clay Wilson and Associates
(828) 327-6026
1109 2nd Avenue SW
Hickory, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Family Net of Catawba County
(828) 695-6500
1985 Tate Boulevard
Hickory, NC
Hotline
(282) 320-8956
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Criminal justice clients

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Surrender House of Lincolnton
(704) 748-9906
322 East McBee Street
Lincolnton, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women
Language Services
Spanish

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America''s Addiction Treatment Inc
(704) 806-0394
2046 Davie Avenue
Statesville, NC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
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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