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Choosing the Best Treatment Path for Your Addiction

by Nasser Hajaig, M.D. | Oct 10, 2018

You’ve decided to seek treatment for your substance use disorder. Or you want to help someone you care about start treatment for their addiction. Congratulations on initiating the first step towards recovery.

Now the question is: what kind of treatment should you pursue?

The first thing to understand is that each person's journey to recovery will look a little different based upon his or her unique circumstances and needs. Drug and alcohol addictions are chronic diseases, meaning that they can be managed - like diabetes - but not cured.

However, these addictions can be treated, with the goal of stopping use, preventing relapse, and regaining control of one’s life. Knowledge is power, so understanding all of the available treatment options can help you find the best fit and maximize your chances of success.

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Recognizing the Signs of Opioid and Alcohol Addictions

by Nasser Hajaig, M.D. | Sep 26, 2018

The disease of addiction does not discriminate. Drug and alcohol addiction crosses every boundary of gender, age, race, geography and socio-economic status. People suffering from addiction can appear perfectly normal, with jobs, families and other responsibilities that convey a life which is humming along smoothly.

Facing the truth can be painful when you or someone you care about show signs of addiction. It’s natural to cling to denial, especially since most people who suffer from addiction are skillful at masking their reality.

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