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What Is Addiction Management?

Anyone who promises a one-and-done treatment for everyone with addiction doesn’t appreciate the complexities of addiction – which is a very personal thing. The truth about addiction is that there is no cure for it, but there are solutions.

Addiction management does become easier with time, practice, and the right support. You can take steps to effectively manage your addiction so that you can live a healthy, positive, and more productive life.


Addiction management that works usually begins with treatment at an addiction medicine clinic, where patients with many different types of addictions are provided compassionate care and help. You may have already tried to begin self-treatment by attending meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Alateen, and other groups, but you will realize that you need more than just feedback from peers who only fully know their own situation, not yours.

Care for treating your particular addiction is provided within your own social framework. The clinic will not only provide medicine to manage your addiction but also support to your family members and friends who have been affected by your addiction.

Behaviors such as lying and stealing can be attributed to addiction and can significantly impact your relationships with other people. Your clinic will show you how to understand these behaviors so that you can control and stifle them in your life.

The stigma that is attached to addiction – and its overwhelming feeling of control over your life – may be preventing you from seeking help to overcome the issue. At an addiction management center, you will receive the treatment you need in order to get better.


If you’re addicted to opioids, your tolerance for the drug increases – so you will need more and more of the drug to achieve a satisfying feeling. After a while, people with this type of prescription medication addiction tend to seek out other drugs with a higher potency.

Withdrawal from opioids generally requires taking another type of medication in order to wean you off of the opioid, plus engaging in support groups and programs. An addiction management clinic will partner with you so you can regain control of your life and stop taking addictive prescription drugs like opioids.


If you or someone you love has problems with any type of substance addiction or addictive behavior, please reach out to our medical team at Lynx Healthcare. We believe in treating the whole patient for ongoing, personalized treatment and care.

Addiction recovery is a slow process that requires time. We do not believe in rushing patients, and we let you take the time necessary to achieve normalcy again in your home environment and relationships.

We will support you in going back to the things that you once enjoyed. Our addiction management treatment program lasts from 6 to 12 months to provide in-depth, focused treatment. Lynx Healthcare’s addiction care team serves patients with addiction problems in the Tri-Cities and Spokane regions.

Our addiction medicine specialists are ready to help you or your loved one overcome addiction of any kind. Contact us at (509) 591-0070 or schedule an appointment now. We look forward to helping you get past this so you can get your life back again.

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