If you’re in the thrall of active addiction, you have no time to lose. Delaying treatment can be very dangerous. Call The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place in Virginia as soon as possible to find out how they can help launch your recovery. If you are a family member concerned about a loved one, you can find out what treatment options are available. When you call, the licensed and experienced admission staff will collect relevant information to help the medical staff decide if The Farley Center is the best treatment option for you.
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The Farley Center is proud to be able to help men and women in uniform who struggle with substance use disorders. Soldiers, airmen, marines, and sailors are often exposed to particular stresses unfamiliar to civilians. First and foremost is exposure to combat situations, but military personnel also have to deal with multiple or drawn-out deployments, disruption of family life, and physical injuries. Even transitioning back to civilian life can be the cause of anxiety and depression.
The increase in drug overdoses in Virginia prompted State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine to announce a public health emergency nearly 16 months ago, however the commonwealth is still struggling. To help combat the challenges posed by the opioid and prescription drug epidemic, The Farley Center, a nationally recognized addiction treatment facility in Williamsburg, Virginia, is providing adults in the Hampton Roads/Newport News communities with a new alcohol and addiction treatment option.
WILLIAMSBURG PLACE, VA - JANUARY 18, 2018 - The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place, recognized nationally for its successful programs designed to treat addiction, has announced the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Lee as medical director. This leadership position will help oversee the medical policies and procedures at the center to ensure the highest level of care for patients.
When starting his recovery journey over eight years ago, Jay Sexton was filled with a sense of trepidation about the challenges ahead. He was recovering from a severe alcohol use disorder (AUD) and going to enormous lengths to avoid exposure to alcohol. “I was scared to death when walking through grocery stores, or driving near liquor stores always afraid I might end up buying alcohol,” he recalls.
Dr. Jonathan C. Lee describes the opioid crisis as a “wicked problem,” a term that denotes a problem within a complex system with components that interact in poorly understood and unpredictable ways. In a wicked problem, interventions into the system produce downstream consequences that cannot be known in advance and cannot be undone. Changing one element of the system changes the dynamics of the entire system - making the problem an incredibly difficult one to solve.
Stress is a key risk factor in substance use disorders. Stressful life events combined with poor coping skills significantly increase the risk of escalating addictive behaviors through impulsive drug or alcohol use and self-medication.
The holiday season, normally a time for joy and celebration, can quickly turn into a stressful confrontation with family members. The holidays are supposed to be a vacation, but addiction doesn’t take a break—not for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Diwali, or any other holiday.