Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Dallas GA

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.

Atlanta Area Psychological Assoc PC
(770) 953-6401
3950 Cobb Parkway NW
Acworth, GA
Hotline
(770) 953-6401
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Cobb/Douglas Cnty Comm Servs Board
(770) 514-2422
1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, GA
Hotline
(770) 422-0202
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Mothers Making A Change
(770) 499-2422x3016
331 North Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Peachford Behavioral Health Systems
(770) 455-3200
2151 Peachford Road
Atlanta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Butts County Counseling Center
(770) 358-8326
463 Ernest Biles Drive
Jackson, GA
Hotline
(770) 358-5252
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Cobb/Douglas Community Services Board
(770) 949-8082
680 Thornton Way
Lithia Springs, GA
Hotline
(770) 422-0202
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Cartersville Center Inc
(770) 386-1907
218 Stonewall Street
Cartersville, GA
Hotline
(800) 797-6237x11
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Nelson L Price Treatment Center
(770) 514-8255
729 Lawrence Street
Marietta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with HIV/AIDS

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Odyssey Family Counseling Center
(404) 762-9190
1919 John Wesley Avenue
College Park, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Augusta Metro Treatment Center
(706) 722-3855
525 Ellis Street
Augusta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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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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