At Pine Tree Recovery Center we treat substance abuse and dependence disorders of all types and severities. While there are currently many programs in place throughout the country geared towards widespread education, prevention and treatment, an alarming number of men and women who need professional treatment fail to seek it. This might be because they are in denial or unwilling to seek help, or because they remain unaware of the extensive resources that are immediately available to them. If you have been suffering at the hands of a substance dependency disorder of any kind and you need help to quit, we are available to help. Simply reach out to us today in order to thoroughly discuss all of your potential treatment options.
Substance Dependence – A Chronic Disease
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition – more commonly referred to as the DSM-V – references 11 main criteria associated with substance dependence disorders. These criteria are attributed to decades of clinical research and scientific evidence. It is now widely understood and accepted that substance dependency is a legitimate and diagnosable mental health disorder. For many years, it was mistakenly believed that addiction was a matter of weak will-power or compromised moral standing. Still to this day, there is a stigma surrounding the disease. It is important to thoroughly understand the disease model of addiction. At Pine Tree Recovery Center we educate our clients on the disease of addiction while helping them successfully identify all underlying causes.