In Tampa Florida, just like the rest of the world, there are various forms of addiction. These forms of addiction would typically take the same method of treatment.

There are two broad categories into which all the forms of addiction falls into. The first category is substance addiction. This involves being addicted to all forms of drugs and alcohol.

The second category is behavioral addiction. This happens when an individual is addicted to behavior or acts like sex addiction, video gaming addiction, internet addiction, food addiction and a host of others.

To start with, people come to Tampa Florida to receive treatment to receive treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. These forms of addiction are intertwined and they usually receive the same modalities for treatment.

The first step in addiction treatment is detoxification. This is the flushing out of toxins from the body. These toxins induce some side-effects known as withdrawal symptoms.

After detoxification, the individual would be admitted into either an inpatient program or outpatient program.

The outpatient program places the individual on a schedule where he has to turn up for treatment some certain days of the week, for a particular period of time.

The inpatient program requires the individual to remain fully within the rehab facility.

Then there is the aftercare program which caters for recovered addicts, putting structures in place that would prevent them from relapsing.

For sex addiction, video gaming addiction and the likes, there is no need for detoxification, because there was no substance taken. In these forms of addiction, what is needed is intense counseling sessions.

For behavioral addictions, the individual might not necessarily need to be housed fully, within the confines of a treatment facility. All he or she needs is to go for treatment and counseling sessions as at when due.

It should be noted that the constant feature across all forms of addiction in Tampa Florida, is counseling. The reason for this is because, counseling is the bedrock of any addiction recovery program.

The structure of a counseling session determines to a large extent how successful the addiction treatment would be.   

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