Addiction is a psychological disorder wherein the patient gets a compulsive urge to consume a substance even after knowing that the substance has negative consequences for the individual. Addiction not only affects the health of the individual but it also affects the mind, soul, emotions and finances of the individual. It is a menace for the society and a concern for the relatives and well wishers.
Addiction is more prevalent in case an individual has had a family history of addiction or has had a neglected and abused childhood or had a past psychological disorder leading to stress and depression. Addiction is faster and more in case of substances which directly affects the nervous system of the body such as caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, morphine, stimulants, anti depressants and pain relievers among others. Addiction is stronger in case the individual inhales or injects the substance.
Treatment of addiction is difficult but possible. it becomes easier to treat a patient if the patient himself wants to come out of the addiction process. Depending on the health and age of the patient and the nature of addiction, treatment can be either offered from an out-patient facility or an in-patient facility. Prior to treating a patient for addiction, it is important to understand the nature of substance, quantity of substance and duration for which the substance has been consumed. In case, the patient is stable enough to handle and keep him away from the substance with help from the well wishers, he can continue with his normal life and attend regular counseling sessions at a time convenient to him at the out-patient facility. Here the individual can receive the session either on a one-on-one basis or in a group.
In case the patient requires regular medical intervention and isolation from the source of substance, it is better to treat the patient at the in-patient facility, where the patient is admitted for the entire course of treatment. The treatment facilities generally provide a holistic treatment which essentially means that not only the physical health but emotional, psychological, and spiritual health also needs to be cured in order to completely cure the patient and enable him to lead a normal life.
There are various treatment facility centers across US where such holistic treatments are provided. Phoenix has a considerable share of such treatment facilities. These facilities not only provide the cure for the addiction patients but even after the treatment the counseling sessions continue in order to prevent relapse of addiction.