October 3, 2017 – Understanding the symptoms of addiction is vital to treating the disease effectively. That’s what learning the signs and raising awareness is an ongoing priority in the battle against the nation’s drug epidemic.
The Philadelphia Tribune published a comprehensive list of things for loved ones to look for to determine if they should seek treatment for addiction and why it’s important:
As with other chronic diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease, drug addiction is treatable and can be successfully managed. People in recovery are at risk of a relapse possibly for their whole lives.
Research shows that combining addiction treatment and medications with behavioral therapy ensures the best chance of success for most recovering patients. Treatments are tailored to each patient’s drug use patterns, with any related medical, mental or social problems being addressed.
Read the full story on The Philadelphia Tribune.