Why Medication?

Dr Fred Everett, retired Coordinator of Patient Care,Overcoming Addictions

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Dealing with Stigma

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.

Treatment: In or Out Patient?

People commonly think of treatment being 1-6 months of inpatient care. Most can not afford to lose income, job, rent, relationship disruptions of that program. Evidence shows outpatient therapy is as or more effective with best outcomes.