Know What To Ask

The goal of drug abuse treatment is to stop drug use and allow people to lead active lives in the family, workplace, and community. One continual challenge, however, is keeping patients in treatment long enough for them to achieve this goal. That is why finding the right treatment for a person’s specific needs is critical. Drug abuse treatment is not “one size fits all.” Treatment outcomes depend on the:

  • extent and nature of the person’s problems;
  • appropriateness of treatment;
  • availability of additional services; and
  • quality of interaction between the person and his or her treatment providers.

Family and friends can play important roles in motivating people with drug problems to enter and remain in treatment. However, trying to identify the right treatment programs for a loved one can be a difficult process.

To help, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) created this brief guide containing five questions to ask when searching for a treatment program:

Full PDF document – Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask

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Related Reading:

The Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner: Includes DSM-5 Updates
Addiction: Understanding Addictions
Recovery--the Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps As Spiritual Practice (Art of Spiritual Living)
The Life Recovery Bible, Personal Size NLT
Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism