Substance abuse is an easy trap to fall into, especially when medication has been prescribed for a condition or injury. Some people are more prone to substance abuse than others. Detoxification can be mentally, physically and emotionally exhausting, and should always be undertaken under the guidance of a trained professional.
Outpatient programs can be set up to help individuals detox without needing to be confined to a medical facility. When used in combination with therapy, outpatient suboxone treatment can provide a safe, effective way to detox without severe withdrawal symptoms.
In addition to substance abuse and addiction, many people struggle with process addictions, which can include the following:
- Compulsive gambling
- Sexual addiction
- Eating disorders
- Spending addictions
Process addictions are often not as noticeable to people around the victim as substance addictions, but can cause debt, the destruction of relationships, and health problems. Diagnosis and treatment can help identify and stop self-destructive behavior.