Learning about addiction is an important first step toward recovery and a key step in addiction treatment.
ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) provides the definition as follows: Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.
Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death. Download a more complete addiction definition.
Life without addiction is possible and begins with seeking the treatment that can help restore your life. Our clinical teams have been treating alcohol and drug addiction for decades. They can develop an individualized treatment plan for individuals in need of detoxification, drug and alcohol rehab or treatment for co-occurring mental health concerns.
While best assessed by a professional, some of the most common addiction indicators include:
- Drinking/using alone
- Denial of drinking/using
- Memory loss
- Impaired relationships
- Missing work/school
- Daily use
Once an evaluation is completed, you will be referred to the program that best matches your needs. With a variety of treatment levels available, including inpatient detoxification, day treatment and residential treatment, Rogers provides a spectrum of treatment programs to address addiction at any stage.
Effective treatment for addiction means that the treatment team gets to know you as an individual. Each person has a unique set of circumstances, so there are a lot of factors that are considered when alcohol or drug treatment begins. Rogers provides onsite inpatient detoxification services for drug and alcohol addiction, so you’ll be able to begin your treatment right away.
We’ll work with you to find the answers to the important questions related to your addiction treatment. Is this the first time you have sought help for problems related to alcohol use? Have you tried drug rehab? How has alcohol or drug addiction affected your life? What are the situations or circumstances in the past that have been barriers between you and recovery? What do you want to regain in your life?
Rogers Memorial Hospital provides intensive, structured addiction treatment services for adults in all stages of addiction. We offer a range of treatment options not often found in other settings.
Led by Michael M. Miller, MD, FASAM, FAPA, a board-certified physician who specializes in addiction medicine, our experienced treatment team of addiction professionals use evidence-based therapies to help patients achieve abstinence and practice principles of recovery.
Our treatment approach uses components of 12-step programming to educate patients about addictive illness and facilitate the recovery process.
We invite patients, families and referring treatment team members to contribute to developing the individual's addiction treatment plan. Family members are an important part of our treatment approach.
Prior to admission, prospective patients complete a free screening that is reviewed by the program's attending physician to determine what level of care will meet the needs of each individual.