What Makes an Effective Drug Addiction Treatment?

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Medical professionals and scientists have been studying on addiction treatment for many many years, and they have found the various principles that makes up what an effective treatment includes.  Here are a few samples taken from this publication from the National Institute of Drug Abuse.  Most importantly, treatments should be individualized as “no single treatment is appropriate for everyone”, and for the treatment to be effective, it attends to multiple needs of the patient, not simply the drug abuse problem.  Furthermore, it takes time for the treatment to work and drug abuse doesn’t just go away overnight, as the addict needs to remain in treatment for an adequate period of time.  No plan is perfect either, so the treatment plan should always be adaptable and should be assessed constantly and modify when needed.  Finally, the patient need to be monitored in case of relapses, which is common.

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Avoiding Accidents and Falls for the Elderly

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For an elderly person, a mere fall can be life-changing. Those suffering from osteoporosis and arthritis most especially are easily susceptible to broken bones. With falls as the leading injury for many seniors, creating a fall-prevention plan with your doctor is vital. Many people believe that a fall is a simple accident; however, this is not the case. There are many contributions to accidents. By understanding these causes, you can avoid future physical disabilities and maintain a safe and healthy life.

When discussing a fall prevention plan with your doctor, it is essential to mention medications and certain conditions such as heart disease which can inhibit coordination. Strengthening your body through exercise can also improve coordination,and flexibility. Maintaining regular eye check-ups and preserving a healthy diet full of calcium and vitamin D will increase the likelihood of leading a happier and accident-free life.

For those who face hardships in keeping up with day-to-day tasks or have recently suffered from a fall or injury, A-1 Home Care in Century City can help. We provide compassionate and qualified caregivers. We recruit caregivers from all diverse types of backgrounds, including those from Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian backgrounds, and more. Our services can also be found in Encino, Sherman Oaks, and Studio city. We are licensed, bonded, and insured and are available 24/7 to ensure caregiver-customer compatibility.

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