Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Gettysburg PA

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.

Adams Hanover Counseling Services Inc
(717) 334-9111
44 South Franklin Street
Gettysburg, PA
Hotline
(717) 632-4900
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Mountain Manor Treatment Center
(301) 447-2361
9701 Keysville Road
Emmitsburg, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Adams Hanover Counseling Services Inc
(717) 632-4900x2100
625 West Elm Avenue
Hanover, PA
Hotline
(717) 632-4900
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Catoctin Summit
(240) 420-5400
5980 Cullen Drive
Sabillasville, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Catoctin Counseling Center
(301) 271-4870
112 East Main Street
Thurmont, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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PA Counseling Services Gettysburg Psyc
(717) 337-0026
334 York Street
Gettysburg, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Clarity Way Inc
(717) 225-3906
544 Iron Ridge Road
Hanover, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Language Services
Arabic, French, Greek, Spanish

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Cornerstone Counseling and
(717) 632-6555
11 York Street
Hanover, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Carroll County Health Department
(410) 876-4800
290 South Center Street
Westminster, MD
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women

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Lebanon Treatment Center
(717) 273-8000
3030 Chestnut Street
Lebanon, PA
Hotline
(717) 644-1127
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men
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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