19 April 2016

Drug Addiction Treatment

Most of all addicted individuals believe that they can stop using drugs of their own free will, and most try to stop without treatment. Absolutely sure, some people are successful, but some don’t. The reason is that self-administration results changes in the brain that persist long after discontinuation of drug. These changes often include an inability to exert control over the impulse to use drugs. So this inability is the symptom of drug addiction.

The common problems when a person starts to use drugs and can’t stop, even he doesn’t need it, are: psychological stress because of the rush of city life; family problems; psychiatric illness; pain, not physical, but usually associated with medical problems; social group pressure (advice of relatives and friends); high-pressure advertising (persuader to buy this or that catholicon).

Drug addiction treatment is assigned to help addicted people stop compulsive drug seeking and taking. Treatment can occur in a variety of forms and settings, and take different lengths of time. Keep in mind: drug addiction is a chronic disorder as a general rule, so a short-term, one-time treatment is usually not effective. Any treatment is a long-term process that requires endeavours from the patient.

The best drug addiction treatment programs are usually offer a combination of therapies and other services to meet a requirement of the individual patient. The individual differences, those taken into account are: age, race, pregnancy, other drug use, comorbidities, culture, sexual orientation, gender, parenting, housing, and employment.

On a case-by-case basis, drug addiction treatment can include:

• Behavioral therapy; individual or group consulting; cognitive therapy; contingency management. Behavioral therapies can help motivate people to get in on act drug treatment; find best strategies of treatment; prevent exacerbation and relapse; give countenance. It can also help people improve communication, relationship, and parenting.

• Medications, or their combination. Treatment medications, such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, are available for individuals addicted to opioids. The group of nicotine preparations (patches, gum, lozenges, and nasal spray) and the medications varenicline and bupropion are available for individuals addicted to tobacco. Antidepressants and antianxiety agents, mood stabilizers and antipsychotic medications, may be also necessary for treatment success if patients have such mental disorders as depression, anxiety disorders (for example post-traumatic stress disorder), bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.

There are many different drug addiction treatment methods that you can choose from when you're contemplating going into rehab.