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Treatment Options

If you are struggling with drug addiction, it is important to attend an assessment session before starting with treatment. A trained healthcare professional or social worker will conduct an assessment with you to plan a course of action. 

Early intervention services: A person is considered for early intervention services if he/she started experimenting with substances, but has not developed a dependency on the substance. 
Community-based treatment: Community-based treatment can be seen as a “revolving door of services”. This type of treatment involves attending regular sessions, the person can maintain his/her employment, have the support of their family and it’s less costly than inpatient treatment.
Inpatient treatment services: A social worker may recommend inpatient treatment to a person suffering from substance use disorder. The affected person would spend an extended period of time outside of the community away from loved ones in a residential facility. 
Aftercare services are important because there are no quick fixes for substance use disorder. It is a lifestyle change that requires constant work by both the person misusing substances and their support structure.

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