Advice for overcoming addictions

December 8, 2016 180 9 No Comments


For any case of substance addiction, First a physical assessment should be done to make identify and address any potential physical damage the substance may have done, second, a concurrent disorder need to be identified which often accompanies addiction, the underlying cause of the addiction need to be addressed, third, if the drug is still in the body, a detox problem is needed to clear the system and be functional without the substance.

In this episode Dr. Sacco defines addiction as both the mental dependency and physical dependence, and addresses many forms of addiction, substances addiction, gambling, texting, social media and one of the most common form of addiction, pornography. Dr. Sacco also lays out the case management steps for overcoming addiction.

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