Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Fargo ND

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.

Meritcare South University
(701) 461-5350
1720 South University Drive
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient

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Prairie Saint Johns
(701) 476-7200
510 4th Street South
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Bosnian, German, Spanish

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Meritcare Health Systems
(701) 461-5500
1720 South University Drive
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Claudia McGrath Counseling
(701) 277-0654
419 38th Street SW
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Only Human Counseling Services LLP
(701) 476-0497
118 Broadway
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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First Step Recovery PLLP
(701) 293-3384
409 7th Street South
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Drake Counseling Services Inc
(701) 293-5429
1202 23rd Street South
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Southeast Human Service Center
(701) 298-4500x4434
2624 9th Avenue South
Fargo, ND
Hotline
(701) 235-7335
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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ShareHouse
(701) 282-6561
4227 9th Avenue SW
Fargo, ND
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
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders

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Veterans Administration Medical Center
(701) 237-3700x3571
2101 North Elm Street
Fargo, ND
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, Men

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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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