Treatments are available to help counter the powerful effects of addictions. Research shows combining addiction treatment medications with behavioral therapy is the best way to ensure success. Treatment can lead to sustained recovery and a life without drug misuse. We can tailor treatment to your:
  • substance misuse patterns
  • medical problems
  • psychiatric problems
  • social problems

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Drug addiction can be managed successfully. This is similar to other chronic, relapsing diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease. And like other chronic diseases, it isn’t uncommon for a person to relapse. Relapse, however, doesn’t mean your treatment failed. It means you should reinstate or adjust your treatment. Or that you need an alternative treatment to help you regain control and recover.

Research* indicates the following continue to impact the health of service members:

  • use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco
  • high levels of alcohol intake
  • illicit drug use
  • misuse of prescription drugs

* The 2008 DOD Survey of Health Related Behaviors Among Active Duty Military Personnel

Principles of Drug Addiction 

Scientific research has shown treatment can help you stop drug use, avoid relapse, and successfully recover your life. Based on this research*, there are 13 fundamental principles for effective drug misuse treatment.

* The National Institute on Drug Abuse's Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide


Last Updated 9/11/2023