Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Powder Springs 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.

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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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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Ridgeview Institute
(770) 434-4567x3200
3995 South Cobb Drive
Smyrna, GA
Hotline
(770) 434-4567
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults

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Hartmann Adolescent Center
(770) 971-7801
119 Powers Ferry Road
Marietta, GA
Hotline
(770) 422-0202
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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New Day Treatment Center
(404) 679-7779
2563 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Atlanta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
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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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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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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Toxicology Associates of North Georgia
(770) 612-8264
1700 Cumberland Point Drive SE
Marietta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women
Language Services
Spanish

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Georgia Therapy Associates Inc
(404) 349-6655
2797 Campbellton Road
Atlanta, GA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
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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