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Family and Addiction

A five video series on why it is important for the family to be involved in the the treatment of addiction.

Why is addiction a “Family Disease”?

Roland Reeves, MD
There are very few things more gut-wrenching than to watch a loved one’s life continuously ravaged by a drug addiction. Dr. Reeves explains why addiction effects the whole family.

What is expected of the family during the loved ones addiction treatment?

Roland Reeves, MD
Dr. Reeves explains the process of addiction treatment and how the family participates.

Why is it important for the family to be involved in the treatment of addiction?

Roland Reeves, MD
Dr. Reeves explains why AL-ANON and family participation greatly increases the chances for long term recovery.

Does someone have to hit rock bottom to get addiction treatment?

Roland Reeves, MD
Does an person addicted to drugs or alcohol have to hit rock before they are ready to get treatment?  No – and the family can help.

What are the first steps the family should take in their loved one’s recovery?

Roland Reeves, MD
Dr. Reeves discusses how a family can participate in their loved one’s addiction recovery.

Is There a Doctor in the House?

A series of short addiction videos by Dr. Roland Reeves that help answer many questions about drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.

Why is this happening to me?

Roland Reeves, MD
Drug and Alcohol Addiction are biological diseases of the brain.  There are specific and well documented chemical and physical changes in the brain that promote and sustain addiction.

What is happening to me?

Roland Reeves, MD
The physical, behavioral, and spiritual expression of these changes in the brain manifest as the disease state of addiction.  Addiction is a disease of the brain and treatment must involve actions proven to alter its structure and function.

Is addiction a disease?

Roland Reeves, MD
Addiction is a chronic disease in the same way that heart disease, diabetes or asthma are chronic diseases.

Why is it important to be treated by a doctor?

Roland Reeves, MD
Alcohol and drug rehab require treatment from a medical doctor; same way you would treat any chronic disease such as diabetes or heart disease.

Brief bio of Dr. Reeves

Roland Reeves, MD
A quick bio on Dr. Reeves

How do I know if I have a drug or alcohol problem?

Roland Reeves, MD
If you can’t stop taking a drug even if you want to, or if the urge to use drugs is too strong to control, even if you know the drug is causing harm, you might be addicted.

Why are Medications important in the treatment of addiction?

Roland Reeves, MD
Medication can make it easier for recovering addicts to stay sober.et.

Where is Destin Recovery and what’s it like?

Roland Reeves, MD
The upscale beach facility allows patient housing on the beautiful and tranquil sugar-sand beaches of Destin.

Addiction treatment neglected by US medical system.

Roland Reeves, MD
Sixteen percent of the U.S. population has the disease of addiction; 90 percent of people with addiction receive no form of treatment at all.

How long does addiction treatment take?

Roland Reeves, MD
Long-term rehab (60-90 days inpatient treatment) has a high success rate for those suffering from complex or severe addictions.

Dr. Reeves on Insurance

Roland Reeves, MD

What does addiction treatment require?

Roland Reeves, MD
Cognitive behavioral therapy is not enough, daily involvement of a medical professional is of vital importance for this or any chronic medical disease.

Is treatment worth the cost?

Roland Reeves, MD
In the long run, rehab is not nearly as expensive as drug and alcohol addiction.

Can you guarantee I will get better?

Roland Reeves, MD
A patient at Destin Recovery can expect quality, individualized, evidence-based medical treatment and on-going professional recovery support. We don’t treat a chronic illness for four weeks and then send our patient to a support group; People with a chronic form of addiction need multi-modal treatment that is individualized and offered continuously or intermittently for as long as they need it.

Why choose Destin Recovery?

Roland Reeves, MD
According to a recent examination of treatment programs, most are rooted in outdated methods rather than newer approaches shown in scientific studies to be more effective in helping people achieve and maintain addiction-free lives.

What is suboxone?

Roland Reeves, MD
Physicians who treat opioid addiction also have the option of utilizing ‘medication-assisted treatment,’ and the most common medications used in the treatment of opioid dependence today are methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine (Suboxone).

When do you use suboxone?

Roland Reeves, MD
Using Suboxone allows a patient to get to a place of recovery where cognitive and behavioral therapies can take root.

What is vivatrol?

Roland Reeves, MD

VIVITROL (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension) is a prescription injectable medicine used to treat alcohol dependence. You should stop drinking before starting VIVITROL.

How do you treat co-occuring disorders?

Roland Reeves, MD
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 45 percent of people with addiction have a co-occurring mental health disorder.

Addiction and Pain?

Roland Reeves, MD
Nearly 20% of those exposed to long-term opiate medications may be at risk for addiction.

What is “holistic” treatment?

Roland Reeves, MD
Our holistic drug and alcohol rehab is centered on the belief that individuals with addictive disorders above all, are people that need and deserve treatment for their entire body, mind and soul.

What are the three components of effective treatment?

Roland Reeves, MD
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 45 percent of people with addiction have a co-occurring mental health disorder.

Why is addiction treated as an acute disease and not chronic?

Roland Reeves, MD
Addiction is a chronic disease in the same way that heart disease, diabetes or asthma are chronic diseases.  A band-aid approach does not work for addiction any more than it would work for these other chronic diseases.

What is evidence based medicine?

Roland Reeves, MD
The process of systematically reviewing, appraising and using clinical research findings to aid the delivery of optimum clinical care to addition patients.

Florida Alcohol Rehab and Drug Addiction Treatment Resource Center

Destin Recovery is a Florida rehab center that offers real treatment to people with drug and alcohol addiction problems though the various transitional stages of recovery and moves them towards being a self-managed individual in control of their own life. Our alcohol and drug rehab center in Florida incorporates a variety of treatment programs that ultimately focus on learning or regaining life skills that enable long-term recovery and prevent relapse.