What does treatment for addiction do?

  • Interrupts the life-threatening, self-perpetuating cycle.
  • Promotes abstinence. (Cutting down doesn't work.)
  • Removes the sick thinking.
  • Provides a new way to think, feel and act.
  • Overcomes avoidance, stigma and shame.
  • Provides constantly available support and help.
  • Clears up physical effects on the body.
  • Promotes rebuilding of shattered lives and families.
  • Provides connections to support systems such as family, church and peer recovery groups.

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy