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Preventing Drug Addiction in Cancer Patients
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Cancer. It’s the dreaded “C” word that thousands of Americans are diagnosed with every year. The National Cancer Institute estimates that 39.6 percent of American adults will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives, according to data from 2010-2012. Although there are many types of cancer, one of the most common symptoms among all of them is pain. Mental health disorders like depression and anxiety may also develop after a cancer diagnosis.
These conditions can all prompt the need for prescription medications, which can lead to abuse or addiction. Sadly, drug addiction can decrease the effectiveness of certain cancer treatments, making a person’s overall health worse. This is why medical professionals encourage patients to take medications responsibly or consider alternative therapies.
The good news is, there are many ways to take opioids and other prescription medications safely and prevent the risk of addiction.
There are also rehabilitation options and support resources available for cancer patients who are already struggling with addiction or who just need support from others during treatment.
The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab delivers comprehensive treatment services for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. With locations across the country, The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab offers patients a full continuum of care, including medical detox, residential services and outpatient programs.
The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab helps people on their journey to lifelong recovery through:
- Evidence-based addiction treatment
- Counseling for co-occurring mental health conditions
- Personalized treatment plans
- Healing amenities and therapy options
We also want to connect more people to the life-saving treatment they need for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. We believe by sharing accurate information about addiction and mental health, we can help fight the stigma that surrounds these disorders and encourage and empower more people to seek the life-changing treatment they need for themselves or a loved one. We want to help people understand the facts, risks and available treatment options so that they can make informed decisions about addiction treatment and long-term recovery planning.
The Recovery Village website offers a variety of medically-reviewed and clinically created content, such as:
- Medically-reviewed articles and studies: We provide quality articles and behavioral health news to help you research and navigate the addiction and recovery process. From understanding the signs of addiction or mental health concerns to finding the best course of action and treatment plan, The Recovery Village has you covered.
- Innovative research: The Recovery Village dedicates itself to analyzing recent trends and discovering new statistics about substance use, mental health, addiction treatment and recovery outcomes. Our surveys identify the current factors impacting America’s addiction crises and help you know what to expect in recovery.
- On-demand clinical webinars: The Recovery Village works with a variety of addiction specialists and mental health counselors to create webinars for community and family members and fellow medical professionals. These webinars cover a variety of topics ranging from topical events, like surviving COVID, to ones about different, evidenced-based treatment modalities.
- Live, accredited events (now online): The Recovery Village offers educational opportunities to help medical professionals stay up to date with the latest advancements in their fields and earn continuing education credits.
- Clinical videos about addiction, mental health & recovery: We created several video lessons to help those living with addiction and/or mental health conditions to better understand what they may be experiencing, their treatment options and tips for recovery.
- COVID resources & more: To help those specifically looking for help or information regarding COVID or other specific groups, we offer several guides and resources for people in specific regions, veterans, LGBTQ+, teen addiction, and more.