Kentuckiana Center for Addiction Medicine is an outpatient addiction treatment center offering medication-assisted treatment (Suboxone & Vivitrol), recovery coaching, individual and group therapy, drug testing, and case management. Nearly 23 million Americans suffer from addiction, according to statistics provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In addition to those directly affected by addiction are the family members and friends. Everyone in America is affected, whether they choose to talk about it is another story. You should know you are not alone. Addiction to alcohol or drugs is a chronic disease, and a serious one, which is characterized by not only physical symptoms but emotional and psychological symptoms as well. Substance dependence can have a devastating effect on oneâs professional life, social life, and family. For many of our patients, getting clean on their own isnât so difficult. The real challenge lies in avoiding a relapse. At the beginning of their addiction, their use of drugs or alcohol might have been over-indulgent or too frequent. However, with prolonged exposure to substance abuse, patients can alter the chemical balance in their brains and bodies, leading to a spiral of addiction, which is almost impossible to escape without expert support. This cycle results in people tying not only their physical well-being but also their emotional and mental well-being to dependence on a substance. We know that addiction is powerful. We know that it can seem impossible to escape. We understand that, and we have compassion for all of our patients. But addiction is not impossible to escape. It is possible to break free. And with the right comprehensive treatment plan, we can help our clients rebuild their physical and mental health, and their lives. We can help them reclaim their hope for true, complete, and ongoing recovery. KCAM is staffed by people in recovery who have overcome addiction themselves - our mission is to help people to not just stop using substances but to create a better life for themselves and their families.