Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Fairhaven MA

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.

Reflections Inc
(508) 991-7487
497 Belleville Avenue
New Bedford, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, French, Portugese, Spanish

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Community Substance Abuse Centers
(508) 979-1122
10 Kilburn Street
New Bedford, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women
Language Services
Portugese, Spanish

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Seven Hills Behavioral Health Inc
(508) 999-3126x223
26-30 32R Gifford Street
New Bedford, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Portugese, Spanish

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High Point Treatment Center Inc
(508) 992-1500x27
888 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Family Services Association of
(508) 678-7542
151 Rock Street
Fall River, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Portugese, Spanish

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Steppingstone Inc
(508) 984-1880
979 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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Harmony House
(508) 992-8948
234 Earle Street
New Bedford, MA
Hotline
(508) 992-7788
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Criminal justice clients

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Monarch House
(508) 992-0800
252 County Street
New Bedford, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Language Services
Cape Verdean, Creole, Creole, Portuguese, Spanish

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Seven Hills Behavioral Health
(508) 679-0962x223
1402 Pleasant Street
Fall River, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Portugese, Spanish

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Gosnold Inc
(508) 540-1554x462
554 West Falmouth Highway
West Falmouth, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

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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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