Addiction is a Chronic Disease
Addiction is a chronic disease, but it’s rarely treated that way by society or the healthcare community. Although alcoholics and drug addicts share many of the characteristics of chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension, they rarely receive the ongoing care and support needed for long-term recovery.
Five Characteristics Addiction Shares with other Chronic Diseases:
- Link to family history and genetics
- Influenced by behavior
- Risk of disability and premature death
- Effective treatments, but no cures
Our Commitment to Your Continuity of Care
JourneyPure At The River’s commitment to your health and recovery doesn’t end when you leave treatment. Because a strong continuous care plan is key to maintaining long-term recovery from the chronic conditions of drug addiction and alcoholism, we tailor our plans to support your ongoing needs.
Ongoing Support Through JourneyPure’s Chronic Care Programs:
Our JourneyPure Coaching app uses technology to deliver continuous care to your smartphone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Patients with co-occurring mental health issues have access to continued care with a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner.
We connect you with the best addiction rehabilitation experts and resources in your area including drug and alcohol counselors, local sober living communities, and 12-step programs.
JourneyPure At The River provides you with ongoing tools and services to help you cope with the chronic disease of addiction by developing new patterns of healthy living. We’re here to help and we’re here to stay. We are committed to your recovery.