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Addiction Treatment Strategies
95 N. Research, Suite 110
Edwardsville, IL 62025
The ATS Program
What: ATS is a 6 month outpatient, medically assisted, treatment program.  We combine Cognitive Behavior Therapy with medications to assist patients achieve long lasting outcomes.  We work with patients that have had difficulty with previous recovery programs, consequently are eager to become focused on getting better.  97% of our patients complete the entire 6 months Phase I program. Phase II is an option exercised by 89 % of our patient completing the initial program.  Almost all of our patients have co-occurring…

Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Dr…

Past Year Perceived Need for and Effort Made to Receive Specialty Treatment among Persons Aged 12 or Older Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug or Alcohol Use: 2010
Based on 2007-2010 combined data, the six most often reported reasons for not receiving illicit drug or alcohol use treatment among persons aged 12 or older who needed but did not receive treatment at a specialty facility and perceived a need for treatment were (a) not ready to stop using (40.2 percent), (b) no health coverage and could not afford cost (32.9 percent), (c) possible negative effect on job (11.5 percent), (d) concern that receiving treatment might…

Florida Lawmakers Call for More Substance Abuse Tr…

Ron Gavin had a promising career as an Air Force pilot destroyed by drugs and alcohol. He once beat his mother and stole her car to feed his habit.
“I couldn’t function anymore,” said Gavin, 48, of St. Petersburg.
While serving a seven-year sentence in state prison, he was sent to Reality House, a taxpayer-funded treatment center in Daytona Beach, where he got off drugs, renewed his religious faith and rediscovered his self-esteem.
Now Gavin has a stable job at a seafood company, is engaged and proudly telling his life story in the hope he can inspire others.
“It’s refreshing to stand behind a podium and not be sentenced,”…

Available Crisis Intervention Team

Crisis Intervention
ATS provides an on-site Addiction Crisis Intervention Team that is designed to assist families experiencing acute crisis episodes. Patients and/or families can call to request a visit from our ACIT.
ATS definition of Crisis
A situation in which the person or the person’s family’s usual coping strategies have failed to function.  Their life is in chaos and they see no immediate way to cope with present situations and are feeling overwhelmed. Typically the main cause is an intensely hazardous, stressful or traumatic event that has lead to chaos in the…

Alcohol Abuse Disorders: Treatment Article From UK

This impressive assessment of what evaluation research means for alcohol dependence treatment in Britain is distinguished by reviews of the latest literature on the sub-topics it covers; in some cases these starkly reveal the inadequacies of the evidence base.
Summary This summary is based on the quick reference guide associated with the guidance.
Noting that current practice across the country is varied, leading to variation in access to assisted withdrawal and treatment services, this guideline makes recommendations on the diagnosis, assessment and management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence in adults and young people aged…

Energy drink use may lead to alcohol dependence

Many adolescents and college students innocently ingest large amounts of energy drinks to stay awake. But, new research shows that energy drink over-use is strongly linked with increased risks of engaging in episodes of heavy drinking and developing alcohol dependence. … > read full article
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Addiction

CBT is an approach used to deal with substance abuse. It starts with the assumption that faulty thinking patterns are the addict’s real problem.
When it comes to dealing with addiction problems there are a number of treatment options available; cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of these options. This approach is often used for treating mental health problems like anxiety and depression; there are also reports that it can work well with tackling addiction to alcohol and drugs. There is also a lot of interest surrounding the use of cognitive behavior therapy to treat those with dual diagnosis (people who are addicts but also…