According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is defined as “…a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in the individual pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. Addiction is characterized by impairment in behavioral control, craving, inability to consistently abstain, and diminished recognition of significant problems with one's behaviors and interpersonal relationships. Like other chronic diseases, addiction can involve cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death."
Treatment For Addiction
While there are many types of addiction, Northeast Arkansas Treatment Services, LLC specializes in treating addiction to opioids. We tailor our treatment services to the needs of our patients and offer detoxication, medically supervised withdrawal and methadone maintenance. We know that treatment is most effective when it includes behavioral counseling in addition to medications.