Alcohol withdrawal Syndrome

Alcohol withdrawal Syndrome are a group of symptoms that are life threatening and occur when an individual completely stops consuming alcohol or greatly reduces their intake after a long period of alcohol intake. These symptoms may start from 8 hours to days after the individual stops and may last for day or even weeks. When […]

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Obsessive compulsive disorder-...

“An individual looking as normal as person can be, has an ordinary simple job and lives an ordinary life. But when it comes to having meals this individual has rules; the fork has to be on the right and spoon on the left straight, salt always on the right side of the plate, food has […]

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Effects of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is medically diagnosed as a disease that exhibits itself in the individual’s frequent use of alcohol irrespective of its negative consequences. Death due to alcohol abuse is over 100,000 and is in an ever increasing state; from accidents to organ failures the effect is far and reaching. Alcohol consumption affects the individual both mentally […]

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Do you think you have Obsessiv...

The cleaning and/or washing type of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common type among other types. Here the individual engages in cleaning or washing rituals and it can be directed towards self or the environment. In the cleaning/washing type the obsession, there is fear of contamination. Fear that the individual would get ‘dirty’ or […]

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Causes of Obsession Compulsion...

Around 2.3% of the population from the ages 18- 54 suffer from Obsession Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The mental disorder is characterized by obsessions are repetitive ideas and thoughts that are unwanted and distressing and Compulsions that are ritualistic actions carried out to deal with obsessions. Individuals with obsessions and/or compulsions; Face great distress and anxiety, […]

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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.

Medication

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

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