Resource helps navigate addiction treatment options – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The goal of drug abuse treatment is to stop drug use and help people return to productive functioning in the family, workplace, and community. However, keeping patients in treatment long enough to achieve that goal can be difficult. A new resource called Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask, can help individuals and families struggling with addition ask the right questions before picking out a drug treatment program.
Dowling: It asks questions like weather the program uses evidence based treatments.
Narrator: Dr. Gaya Dowling is from the NIH.
Dowling: Another important factor is how long treatment lasts.
Narrator: For more information, visit www.drugabuse.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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