05 Dec 2011
Psychologists at McGill University and Harvard believe people suffer from addictions because of their cravings and that a craving is an emotional memory that is strong and unforgettable. In recent years, researchers say they have discovered memories, whether negative or positive, can decrease over time.
Drug abuse treatment comes in many shapes and sizes – variations in environment and type of services, range of services and number of services offered abounds. People addicted to drugs also differ widely in the severity of their illness, sometimes fluctuating over a period of time. Because patients have varying treatment needs, there are varying types of rehab. Addiction professionals are tasked with placing patients in the correct level of care, matching severity of the addiction with the intensity of treatment and selecting services that will best meet the patient’s needs.