The Nature of Addiction Treatment Today

One of the hardest problem that our society is facing today is Addiction. The growing problems within the family, as well as many other cultural stressors, make addiction a national and international problem that has grown by leaps and bounds. In U.S. there is a “feel good right now” mentality that tends to feed the addictive process. Based on our current scientific knowledge about addiction, the treatment process at all recovery centers occur in four distinct phases: Behavioral Intervention: The very basic step in addiction treatment contains the behavioral restraint,…

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The Nature of Addiction Treatment Today

Addiction is one of the hardest problems our society is facing today. The growing problems within the family, as well as many other cultural stressors, make addiction a national and international problem that has grown by leaps and bounds. In U.S. there is a “feel good right now” mentality that tends to feed the addictive process. Based on our current scientific knowledge about addiction, the treatment process at all recovery centers occur in four distinct phases: Behavioral Intervention: The first step in addiction treatment involves behavioral containment, stopping the drug…

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The Cost Of Drug Abuse In U.S. Tops $1 Trillion

CNT has estimated economic cost of the drug epidemic as U.S. $1 trillion every year.   While the rising nation’s drug epidemic has been well documented, the actual cost to the society and economy has been greatly underestimated. “Taking into consideration the staggering costs of criminal justice, treatment and loss of productivity, the estimated real cost of America’s drug epidemic according to us exceeds $1 trillion,” said Kumar Cidambi, CEO of the Center for Network Therapy (CNT), New Jersey’s first licensed ambulatory detox facility which provides services for the treatment…

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