Curry Ronald T PhD was a specialist drug rehab doctor. He gained his Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Glasgow Scotland before completing his residency…
Curry Ronald T PhD was a specialist drug rehab doctor. He gained his Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Glasgow Scotland before completing his residency in Alcoholism and Drug Addiction at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His research focused on problem drug users and their families, focusing mainly on the emotional, physical and social effects of substance abuse. After this he opened his private practice and specialized in drug rehabilitation, prescribing drug therapies aimed at both recovery and maintenance.
Drug abuse is a major global problem with serious consequences. It is estimated that every year about 22 thousand people are treated in some form of drug rehab facility or detox center for alcohol or drug addiction. The majority of these treatment centers for alcohol and drug addiction concentrate on either providing a one-time treatment of detoxification followed by outpatient care or a combination of these two. One of the challenges in drug rehab centers is the emotional impact of the addiction. A drug rehab program that focuses only on the physiological side of substance abuse will not address the psychological problem which is often the hardest aspect to overcome.
It is estimated that half of all drug users and addicts require some type of substance abuse treatment after their first visit to a drug rehab center. Substance abuse programs at both inpatient and outpatient facilities are designed around the needs of patients and their compatibility with various therapies. A number of centers also offer a short term residential program as an option for recovering drug addicts. Some treatment programs combine different forms of therapy to ensure that patients do not relapse.