Substance use disorders are a health issue that can be successfully treated.
Treating substance use disorders as a chronic disorder requiring ongoing recovery, maintenance, and monitoring means matching the level of care to the current level of need (by not under-treating or stopping treatment before the process is complete), as well as providing integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders. By increasing the availability of treatment and improving the quality of services, we will see benefits through reduced costs to individuals, families, and the community.
Treatment takes time and patience. It is a process and relapse may occur, but recovery is possible and well worth it.
Find the Treatment That Works for You
Treatment fit depends on the individual and their specific needs and preferences. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) developed a guide to help find the treatment that is right for you or a loved one.
Excerpted from the full guide are the following five questions to consider: