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How do I find an addiction treatment that will work for me?

The key thing is to ask around or look online to research the reputation of various treatment facilities and treatment providers. If you have insurance, work with your provider to find someone who specializes in addiction treatment, such as a therapist or facilities that specialize in the treatment of addiction, as well as a physician who is board certified in addiction psychiatry.
Howard J. Shaffer, PhD
Addiction Medicine
The most effective treatment for addiction is the one that you will stick to, so first figure out what you need, and then find the treatment that can offer you a program that matches your needs best. For example, treatment can be low-key and self-directed, or intense and militant. You'll have to decide where on that continuum you want to be. Plus, you may decide to combine elements to meet all of your needs. Regardless of where you start, addiction treatment and lifestyle change will take time. There is no quick fix.

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