Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Weirton 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.

HealthWays Inc
(304) 723-5440
501 Colliers Way
Weirton, WV
Hotline
(304) 797-6000
Services Provided
Substance abuse treatment
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

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Trinity Health System Behav Med Center
(740) 283-7024
380 Summit Avenue
Steubenville, OH
Hotline
(740) 283-7024
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Travco Behavioral Health Services
(740) 284-0163
820 North 4th Street
Steubenville, OH
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Tom Rutter House
(412) 766-8700x1155
100 Moffett Run Road
Aliquippa, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Drug and Alcohol Services
(877) 451-7799
524 Franklin Avenue
Aliquippa, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Jefferson Behavioral Health System
(740) 598-4131
202 Township Road
Mingo Junction, OH
Hotline
(740) 264-1627
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
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Jefferson Behavioral Health System
(740) 284-7165
200 North 4th Street
Steubenville, OH
Hotline
(740) 264-1627
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Way Station Inc
(330) 385-7510
432 West 5th Street
East Liverpool, OH
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Health Masters Inc
(724) 857-9640
400 Woodlawn Road
Aliquippa, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Gateway Rehabilitation Center
(412) 766-8700x1101
100 Moffett Run Road
Aliquippa, PA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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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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