Treatment Value & Managing Cost

Alcohol & Drug Treatment Value

Treatment helps people stop using the drugs they’re addicted to. Treatment can include talk therapy, medicine or both. It helps them to learn to fight urges to use drugs again and help them regain control in their lives. The treatment value is based on the quality of care at the rehab facility.

People start taking drugs for different reasons. Sometimes it’s because they’re upset about personal problems and don’t know how to cope. The drugs can make these problems worse. Treatment can help people work on problems in their lives, such as family trouble, money trouble, or problems at work.

Drug abuse can mess up every part of a person’s life. So treatment needs to work with all areas of your life – your relationships, your work, the way you have fun, and how you deal with problems.

Treatment can Help People Who are Just Starting to Get Addicted

You don’t have to be at “rock-bottom” for treatment to work. When someone quits taking drugs and starts learning how to live life with without drugs, we say they’re “in recovery.” Source: NIDA Easy-To-Read Drug Facts

Treatment Works

The longer people stay connected to treatment, the longer they stay in recovery.

Diabetics don’t stop taking insulin when their blood sugar gets into control and people with high blood pressure don’t stop taking their medicines once their blood pressure normalizes. They keep on with their treatment to stay healthy.

Treatment and Support  Meetings are medicine for alcoholism and addictions – both are chronic illnesses.

NIDA Principles of Addiction Treatment

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