What are addiction treatment p...

We at Cadabams provide a wide range of services when it comes to addiction related mental health problems. Addiction is a serious mental condition that is complex and often chronic in nature. It affects the functioning and the constitution of the brain and body. Addiction has serious repercussions on relationships, families, schools, work life and […]

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Is Manic Depression Genetic/ H...

Research and studies indicate that bipolar disorder also known as manic depression share a genetic component. The disorder has a higher risk of being diagnosed in an individual if the disorder is/was prevalent in the individual’s family members. However, the mental illness is mainly triggered and shows an onset post a stressful life event. The […]

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Drug Abuse Rehabilitation

Drug abuse causes drug addiction; it is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive need to seek drug irrespective of its harmful effects. It causes lasting changes in the brain. In order to recover and undo effects of drug the individual and his family members must undertake rehabilitative measures. Rehabilitation helps encourage the addicted individual to: […]

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Manic Depressive Disorder

We all experience our share of ups and downs but with manic depression one experiences these highs and lows quite intensely, affecting one’s job and school performance, personal relationships, and altogether disrupting one’s daily living. Bipolar disorder was formerly known as manic depressive disorder. It is serious mood disorder marked by abnormal levels of mania […]

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Manic Depression Symptoms

We all have our bad day where everything seems to get on our nerves and good days where even the devil cannot stop you. But when do these mood states become a disorder? Like manic depression, also known as bipolar, most of the mental disorders can be confusing and difficult to identify as their symptoms […]

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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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