You are on page 1of 4

Baker 1

Hailey Baker

Mrs. DeBock

English IV Honors

24 March 2017

Essential Question: Why are addiction clinics growing?

Working Thesis: Addiction clinics are growing due to an increased demand.

Refined Thesis: People dependent on drugs are reaching out to end their addiction, and clinics

need more space to properly treat patients.

Annotated Bibliography

"Changing Lives for Good.(SPECIAL SECTION)(Gregory Jantz on 'The Center, A Place of

Hope' addiction treatment center)(Interview)." Psychology Today. Nursing Resource Center.

Gale. Discus. 16 Mar. 2017.

Located in Washington, a clinic named The Center, A Place of Hope, is one of Americas

most innovative addiction treatment centers. Those included in the facility specialize in whole-

person care and patients work with a team that attends to all of the patients recovery needs. In

the facility, the team consists of a nurse, a pastor, a psychiatrist, a mental health counselor, a

naturopathic physician, and massage therapists. If one is dealing with addiction, an addiction

counselor is part of the team. Patients stay in a condominium setting, which creates a community

setting. Jantzs article supports my argument that although clinics are being criticized, they

provide patients with proper treatment and care.

Cousineau, Michael. "Chain of Addiction Treatment Centers Flourishing." New Hampshire

Union Leader (Manchester), 28 Apr. 2015. EBSCOhost.


Baker 2

More people are using heroin, which means that more treatment centers are in demand.

An extensive amount of people are suffering from opiate addiction. An owner of treatment

centers has opened three centers in New Hampshire to accommodate the high number of people

with addiction.Those who use heroin become more sick than others, which means that they are

more likely to seek treatment. The owners business has had several hundred clients hoping to

break habits to heroin or prescription medications. The company has also heard many success

stories, which did not depend on whether the patients were outpatient or residential. Cousineaus

article supports my argument that addiction center are growing for various reasons, and they are

successful in ending ones addiction.

Lavin, Nancy. "Stronger Together: Merger Lets Local Addiction Treatment Center Expand."

Frederick News-Post, the (MD), 20 Oct. 2016. EBSCOhost.

A treatment center in Frederick was going to shut down due to financial struggles, but

Gale Recovery and Wells House joined forces to expand the facility. The facility is in the process

of expanding, which will also include improvements of quality care. The center includes halfway

houses, which are slightly strict, but provides proper treatment to each patient. As a requirement,

all halfway house residents must attend a series of group meetings and one-on-one counseling

sessions. Non-residential programs are also available due to the lack of space to accommodate

each patient. Lavins article supports my argument that growth of treatment centers is possible.

Nestor, James. "Get Clean or Die Trying." Scientific American, vol. 315, no. 5, Nov. 2016,

pp. 62-69. EBSCOhost.


Baker 3

For Shea Prueger, staying at a clinic in Guatemala was not the ideal choice, She used to

shoot up heroin, but was desperate to break her addiction with a drug called ibogaine. She had

tried methadone and suboxone before, but was unsuccessful. Ibogaine is said to reset the

addiction centers of the brain, but is illegal in the United States because it kills users. Prueger is

supportive of the drug and has administered it to others. She is now chief administrator of

Envision Recovery, a popular ibogaine clinic in the Costa Rican province of Puntarenas. The

drug was discovered when Howard Lotsof, a 19-year-old heroin addict, took ibogaine for

hallucinations and told others that it stopped the cravings of heroin. The word spread, and users

began to take larger doses of ibogaine to kick their habits. Nestors article supports my position

that although criticism of treatment is present, clinics are able to help end ones addiction.

Promises Treatment Centers. "Cognitive Behavior Therapy Helps in the Treatment of

Addiction." Addiction, edited by Christine Watkins, Greenhaven Press, 2014. Opposing

Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. 17 Mar. 2017.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been described as a successful treatment for

drugs and other substances. CBT is a type of psychotherapy that plays an important role in how

one thinks and feels. The CBT program lasts from 12 to 16 weeks, and the end date of the

program is a decision between solely the therapist and the patient. CBT has been closely looked

at, and has been included in numerous clinical trials. According to NICA data, CBT has been

proven to be effective on cocaine users. A positive to the treatment is that it is focused on what

the clients goals are, not what the therapist thinks the best approach is. Promises Treatment

Centers article supports my position that treatment centers allow drug users to kick their

addiction effectively and in a proper manner.


Baker 4

Stowers, Blake. "Addiction Treatment Center in Bluefield Nears Capacity, Changing Lives."

Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV), 16 Aug. 2016.

A recovery center, Four Seasons Recovery, has had twenty people complete the program,

and has fifty-eight clients currently going through the program. The program is for people

struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction. It is a long-term center, which means that people

could be at the center anywhere from nine months to a year. A waiting list is currently present

due to the demand, however. Around thirty men are waiting to be reconsidered for a hearing or

sentence to treatment, and the maximum capacity is about sixty-two beds. Stowers article

supports my argument that although obstacles are present, recovery centers are able to contribute

to the end of ones addiction,