Detoxification After Addiction Treatment

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You made a valid point about readmission if detoxification is not followed by further addiction treatment. One aspect that addiction treatment emphasizes, is teaching individuals with addiction how to live life without mind altering drugs or alcohol. It also addresses issues in their lives that they may have pushed them into addiction. Another advantage of addiction treatment after detoxification is that it allows for a comprehensive evaluation of the individual to rule out other mental disorders that may be co-occurring with addiction. According to the National Alliance on Mental illness (NAMI), about a third of all alcoholics and one half of all drug abusers have some form of mental illness. This will avail them the opportunity to be identified

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