Addiction

Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services

Outpatient and Residential Treatment located in Ithaca, NY & Trumansburg, NY

Addiction is an epidemic in the United States, killing hundreds of thousands of people each year. At Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services, we provide compassionate, evidence-based treatment to help you achieve abstinence and control your drug or alcohol addiction. Contact us today to learn about our supportive addiction recovery services.

Addiction Q & A

What is an addiction?

Addiction is a neurological disease that can lead you to abuse substances such as nicotine, alcohol, and painkillers. Over time, these substances can change the structure of your brain.

Addiction and substance abuse can be extremely difficult to overcome on your own. However, you can find addiction treatment that provides the support you need for a healthier life.

What are the signs of addiction?

Signs of a drug or alcohol addiction include the following:

  • Drinking or using more drugs than you intended
  • Spending less time doing things you love, like hobbies or spending time with family and friends
  • Trouble maintaining close relationships with loved ones
  • Hiding your drug and alcohol use
  • Poor hygiene, including not taking showers or changing clothes
  • Decreased performance at school or at work
  • Needing to use higher doses of drugs or alcohol to feel the effects
  • Symptoms such as anxiety, shaking, nausea, or headaches when you stop using alcohol or drugs
  • Continuing to use drugs or alcohol even when you’ve faced negative consequences, such as trouble at work, the end of a relationship, or legal trouble

If you exhibit some or all of these signs of addiction, you may need to seek help to stop abusing substances.

How is addiction treated?

Addiction is treatable. With reliable, evidence-based support, you can achieve long-term abstinence.

To overcome addiction, you can seek outpatient addiction treatment services that allow you to live at home and continue your daily routine. These services include needed medication, individual counseling, and group counseling. You may need ongoing outpatient care for months or years to maintain abstinence and prevent relapses.

You can also use inpatient addiction treatment recovery services for more intensive care. During inpatient recovery, you live in a rehabilitation center so you can focus on your recovery. Each day, you receive more extensive individual and group counseling, as well as medication to help you maintain sobriety. After you leave inpatient care, you can participate in outpatient services to continue your recovery.

At Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services, we provide both inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment services to support your recovery from substance abuse. Contact us today to learn how we treat the disease of addiction.

CARS also uses SBIRT Screening Services to help treat addiction:

SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders.
Screening quickly assesses the severity of substance use and identifies the appropriate level of treatment.
Brief Intervention focuses on increasing insight and awareness regarding substance use and motivation toward behavioral change.
Referral to Treatment provides those identified as needing more extensive treatment with access to specialty care

In closing, I want to thank you for your kind attention and interest in getting to know us and our services. Our focus has been and will always be on our enduring purpose statement. “We believe in the capacity of people to transform themselves.”

William J. (Bill) Rusen, LMSW
Chief Executive Officer

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