In spite of increased public awareness and acceptance of persons with addictive disease, 23 million Americans currently suffer from this debilitating and deadly disease and desperately need treatment. Like other chronic diseases, addiction is a confounding condition requiring acute medical care plus long-term medical management and social support. Sadly, only one in ten of those suffering from this disease will receive any form of treatment. In fact, most of the current treatment programs provide only short-term, episodic care. Worse, most health care professionals, including those who currently provide addiction treatment services, lack the training and skills to effectively diagnose and manage patients suffering from addictive disease.
We have created a guide on how to choose a drug rehab facility to help those seeking treatment navigate through the glut of information and misinformation about substance use disorders and the various treatment options. So take heart. With a little information, and access to the web, you can cut this challenge down to size and find an expert or treatment program that is based upon the best available scientific evidence, and run by highly qualified and properly credentialed professionals.
At a young age, Hannah was introduced to drinking and drugs and later started using Heroin. After recovering and relapsing, Hannah sought treatment at Bluff Plantation.
Bluff Plantation sets a new standard for addiction treatment by linking leading experts, like Dr. Bill Jacobs, and best practices pioneered by the state Physician Health programs. Pain management is one of the most challenging areas in addiction medicine today. That too, is a specialty of Dr. Jacobs and Bluff Plantation.Robert DuPont, M.D. Founding Director of NIDA