Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Princeton WV

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.

Southern Highlands Comm MH Center Inc
(304) 425-9541x228
200 12th Street Extension
Princeton, WV
Hotline
(304) 425-0122
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Thomas Memorial Hospital
(304) 766-3553
4605 MacCorkle Avenue SW
South Charleston, WV
Hotline
(304) 766-3553
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Southern Highlands Comm MH Center Inc
(304) 294-5353
Wyoming County Office
Mullens, WV
Hotline
(800) 615-0122
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Appalachian Community Health Ctr Inc
(304) 636-3232x202
725 Yokum Street
Elkins, WV
Hotline
(888) 357-3232
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Appalachian Community Health Ctr Inc
(304) 478-2764
601 Walnut Street
Parsons, WV
Hotline
(888) 357-3232
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Mercer County Fellowship Home Inc
(304) 327-9876
421 Scott Street
Bluefield, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Southern West Virginia
(304) 253-1441
201 Woodlawn Avenue
Beckley, WV
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Southern Highlands Comm MH Center Inc
(304) 425-9541x228
200 12th Street Extension
Princeton, WV
Hotline
(304) 425-0122
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Appalachian Community Health Ctr Inc
(304) 472-2022
27 South Kanawha Street
Buckhannon, WV
Hotline
(888) 357-3232
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Fairmont General Hospital Center for
(304) 367-7229
1325 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV
Hotline
(304) 367-7281
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, 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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