Drug addiction and drug dependence have become major problems in communities across the United States. Once thought of primarily as urban problems, the spread of methamphetamine addiction into rural areas across the nation demonstrates that drug use and drug abuse cut across racial lines, socioeconomic lines and geographic lines. Over the last couple of generations, addiction has come to encompass more than just dependency to licit and illicit substances like alcohol, cocaine, heroin and marijuana, but also addictive behaviors and compulsive behaviors. The rise of the internet has contributed to sex addiction and pornography addiction, as well as gambling addiction. Addiction treatment centers have sprouted up across the country, and many self-proclaimed experts and gurus have offered their own solutions and treatment methods. Some centers, like the Focus Treatment Center of Sacramento, and its sister facility in Chattanooga, take a holistic approach to addiction treatment. Each facility has recently expanded its social media presence with a new Google+ page.
The Focus Treatment Center of Chattanooga and the sister facility in Sacramento both treat clients who have drug dependency, drug addiction and alcohol dependency with a holistic approach. The counselors at these facilities help clients identify the factors that pushed them to drink or use drugs in the first place, and help them become healthier in mind, body and spirit. The Chattanooga facility also features treatment for eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia. The Sacramento facility treats clients with gambling addictions as well as sex addictions. Addressing the causative factors behind clients’ addictions and detrimental behaviors helps clients to not just break free of their addictions, but also become healthier and happier.