According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 21.6 million people ages 12 and up needed substance abuse treatment but only 4.2 million people received the help they needed.1 Although there are many reasons why people may not get the treatment they need, many people don’t seek treatment because they just don’t think they need it.
Category: Drug and Alcohol Detox
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines medication assisted treatment (MAT) as “the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies to provide a “whole patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.”1 These medications work to relieve the physical withdrawal symptoms and cravings that cause chemical imbalances in the body.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental disorders that addicted individuals and people in recovery experience. Every person with anxiety will experience it differently, but there is a significant link between substance abuse and anxiety. Anxiety can contribute to substance use disorders, and vice versa, which can make symptoms worse and recovery more difficult.
Many people find the help they need at a detox or rehab facility for drug and alcohol addiction. In fact, in 2015, about 3.5 million adults received substance use treatment in the last year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.1
Updated on August 11th, 2020 The fear of withdrawal is one of the main reasons people suffering from substance abuse problems don’t go to detox. If you’re entering a detox program for the first time, you’ll most likely want to know how long you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms, what you can expect them to be like, […]