Why do you need Mental Health ...

Every day we learn of suicide and individuals engaging in mass murder. Most of these individuals actually suffer from mental illness. From the youngest to the oldest all are at risk when it comes to mental illness. So what do we do in times like this? We provide Mental Health First Aid. Mental Health First […]

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When does Psychological First ...

  The world is going through a crisis. From disasters, wars, terrorist attacks, traumatic events, ongoing discrimination towards sections of society, criminal activities etc. causes a large number of victims and affected family members of such victims undergo a major psychological breakdown. At times like this Psychological First Aid helps to prevent their health from […]

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Mental Health First Aid

In a first aid an injured person is given essential help until a professional medical treatment is given. The main aim of a first aid is to save life, prevent any kind of further harm, promote recovery and provide comfort. Mental health first aid (MHFA) does the same for individual developing mental health problems. Mental […]

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What are the other medical pro...

Dementia refers to a loss of mental function which compromises a person’s cognitive thinking. It results in declining memory and linguistic skill as well as behavioural changes. It is a progressive disease caused by brain damage. This means that the symptoms and effects will progressively worsen over time. The effects can range from physical or […]

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Say No to Cocaine in all forms...

We live in a world where taking cocaine is trendier than fashion. Its availability and use is not limited to a certain class of the society or an age group. The ‘Happening’ drug is easily available at the hidden corner of the street nearby. Whether it is to boost self-esteem or just succumbing to peer-pressure, […]

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Approaches for Drug Addiction Treatment and their Benefits

Drug-Addiction-&-TreatmentDrug addiction treatment is aimed at facilitating addicted individuals avoid a desire for drugs and usage. The treatment can take many forms, happen in a variety of settings and last for different time lengths. Effective treatments should have many components, each prescribed to a specific aspect of the illness and its consequences. The drug addiction treatment should help addicts avoid using drugs undeniably, ensure a drug-free lifestyle and direct towards active functioning in the family and at work.  As the drug addiction is typically a chronic relapse, nobody can stop using drugs immediately. Majority of patients may require repeated episodes or long-term treatments in order to bring them back to normal.

Treatment Types

There have been a variety of proven methods or approaches for drug addiction treatment. They consist of behavioural therapy such as contingency management or cognitive-behavioural therapy, medication and their combination. The specific type of treatment to be given is based on patients’ needs and types of drugs they use. When behavioural therapy and medications are used together, the overall therapeutic process starts with detoxification followed by relapse prevention and treatment. The symptoms of easing withdrawals may be vital at the beginning of treatment. Sometimes, relapse episodes may demand a return to prior treatment elements. A continuum of care should certainly have a customised treatment schedule for 100% recovery from the illness.


The medication treatment such as naltrexone, methadone and buprenorphine is offered to people addicted to opioids, while nicotine preparation and bupropion are offered to tobacco addicts. Naltrexone and disulfiram are medications, which are most appropriate for alcohol addicts. The treatment for prescription drug abuse tends to be common to those for illicit drugs, which has the same effect on the brain system. For instance, buprenorphine, used to heroin addiction, may also be recommended to treat opioid addiction. The addiction to prescription drugs, which effects the same brain system could be treated with behavioural therapy due to unavailability of medications for such type of drugs.

Behavioural Therapy

Behavioural therapies, which provide strategies for managing drug cravings, can be used to motivate people actively participate in drug addiction treatment. They could also help people improve their communication skills and family dynamics. Most treatments will use both group and individual therapies. Using group therapy entrusts social reinforcement and also aids in applying behavioural therapies. Some of the most recognised behavioural therapies like cognitive-behavioural therapy and contingency management are used for group settings in order to enhance the efficiency. In reputed de-addiction centres, the trained counsellors will design the combination of behavioural therapies that seems to be more effective than either approach used alone.

Principles of Effective Treatment

Based on the research, the following key principles have emerged that ideally form the basis for effective treatment programs:

  1. Addiction is a complex illness, but treatable.
  2. There can’t be a common treatment for every patient.
  3. An effective treatment should attend varying needs of the affected individuals.
  4. Medications, when used in combination with counselling and behavioural therapies, are witnessed to be more effective.
  5. Drugs used during an examination for treatment should be monitored continuously.
  6. An effective treatment approach should also assess other diseases that patients may have.

Cadabams de-addiction centre hosts specialists from the field for providing result-oriented drug addiction treatment. It has a track record of having helped 1000s of peoples suffering from drug addiction problem. If you are looking at a professional advice to lead a healthy life, you can visit our centre any time at the below cited venue:

Anunitha De-addiction Centre

Gulakamale Village, Near Kaggalipura, 17th Mile Kanakapura Road

Post Taralu, Bangalore-560082

Or talk to our professionals on +91 96111 94949