Changing The Face Of Drug Addiction Treatment



Released on: July 20, 2010, 2:39 am
Author: Mountainside Drug Rehab
Industry: Healthcare

NEW YORK- Not only is the pain and emotional burden of substance abuse difficult to bear, but the public stigma surrounding the drug culture creates a barrier to treatment for many drug users.

Substance abusers have, historically, have been viewed as lacking self-control, living on the streets, shooting up illicit drugs in some dark alley of a big city. What most people fail to realize is that seedy picture of drug abuse represents a small sector of substance abusers.

The face of drug use has changed, worldwide. What was originally seen as an act afflicting poverty-stricken neighborhoods, has turned into an epidemic spanning all socio-economic backgrounds. And, as such, the face of drug rehabs must evolve.

It's unfortunate that the addiction treatment field must market itself in the first place, begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . What's more disturbing is that the demographic that we are marketing to is becoming more widespread and affecting younger individuals more now, than ever before. One of the factors that contribute to an individual seeking help is the stigma attached to such treatment. At Mountainside, we try and remove the public stigma that's attached to the addiction so that we can get to the core of the issue- helping the individual suffering from the addiction without attaching any labels to the person receiving treatment. This level of care and compassion is crucial for long-term recovery from drug addiction. The feedback that we have received from those who are intimately familiar with our program has been that we our program is extraordinarily caring, compassionate and understanding to those who are seeking drug addiction treatment. That's always been our main focus- caring, compassionate treatment plans in a safe environment that is conducive to getting well and we have succeeded.

For more than 12 years, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center has led the way in offering an individualized alcohol and drug addiction treatment program.

Mountainside's treatment team is committed to providing quality, compassionate care to each individual in a tranquil, peaceful environment conducive to optimal recovery. The program won national attention and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, who wanted to learn more about the innovative program offered at Mountainside.

In addition to its licensed and certified counselors and social workers, Mountainside provides medical services through an on-staff Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse with specializations in drug addiction and alcohol treatment. Psychiatric services are available when needed.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact us for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.



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