When facing your addiction, seeking treatment is your first step toward renewed health and freedom. You may feel overwhelmed, but take heart: you’ve got choices on the road to recovery, including 12-step groups, residential programs, counseling and more.
“Explore some options and talk with your primary care doctor about what might be best for you or your loved one,” advises Nani Kanen, M.D., an internal medicine doctor with Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. “Whatever path you choose, look for people and facilities that have a lot of experience working with addiction. Not all do.”