Treatment: In or Out Patient?
Treatment: In or Outpatient?
Dr Fred Everett, retired
Coordinator of Patient Care,Overcoming Addictions
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Only 10% of substance users ever get treatment. Why? Many feel they don’t need or deserve it. Others feel it is a hopeless untreatable condition. Some can’t travel or miss work. income or are needed for dependent care.But the main cause- guilt and shame.
Usual treatment for substance use is talk therapy. It believes addiction is a choice- a moral and willpower failure. Recent evidence proves Addiction is a chronic genetic biochemical disease. Like Diabetes,only Medication+CBT works. Results are 7x better