Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Dover DE

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.

ABR Counseling Associates
(302) 678-4558
1550 South Governors Avenue
Dover, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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ATS of Delaware
(302) 734-4619
250 Beiser Boulevard
Dover, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Serenity Place
(302) 674-8036
327 Martin Street
Dover, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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Connections CSP Inc
(302) 836-8260
171 Newcastle Avenue
Delaware City, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Limen House for Men
(302) 652-7969
600 West 10th Street
Wilmington, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Kent Sussex Counseling Services
(302) 735-7790
1241 College Park Drive
Dover, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Connections CSP Inc
(302) 672-9360
2 - 4 Forrest Avenue
Dover, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Criminal justice clients

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Peoples Place Counseling Center
(302) 422-8026
1131 Airport Road
Milford, DE
Services Provided
Substance abuse
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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