The Importance Of Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse is occurs with the habitual misuse of alcohol or drugs. The first signs that a problem with substance abuse has developed usually involve careless and negligent behaviors. These behaviors become apparent through a general lack of conscientiousness and total disregard for how their behavior affects others. The individual’s …show more content…
That said, it isn’t automatic and it’s not necessarily easy to accomplish: But if there has not been damage caused to brain function as a result of the abuse, sobriety can be maintained. Complete and thorough sobriety is best accomplished through treatment and education.
Addiction is an entirely different matter. When substance abuse morphs into addiction the individual has lost control over the addictive substance, and their life. Substance abuse has become a chronic disease. Brain function has become impacted by the effects of the addicted substance causing changes in the neurotransmitters of the reward center in the brain. The damaging effects of addiction influence the overall health of the individual and is shown to be tied to cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, respiratory distress, and any number of other serious diseases. …show more content…
It is a drug rehab facility practicing evidence-based therapy in conjunction with the 12-step approach. Therapies are designed for each individual according to their needs. Programs options may include hypnotherapy, motivational interviewing techniques, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy. Dual diagnosis treatment is provided on an as-needed basis for those experiencing one or more co-occurring mental disorders such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, or obsessive-compulsive behaviors. In addition to therapy, treatment includes group counseling, individual counseling, 12 Step Study, and AA/NA meetings.
Fort Smith Behavioral Health Inc.
1620 South 46th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72903
• Substance abuse treatment provided on an outpatient basis. Mental health services are also delivered by this facility. Professional, certified doctors and staff provide counseling and therapy for those experiencing abuse, and addiction. Dual diagnosis treatment and therapeutic maintenance is available. This is an accredited facility that accepts all persons in need of help. Court-ordered clients are also treated at this facility.
Some patients prefer to travel 128 miles southeast from Fort Smith to Hot Springs, AR for inpatient drug treatment:
Quapaw House Inc.
812 Mountain Pine Road
Hot Springs National Park, AR