Medications and Behavioral Treatments Used to Treat Drug Addiction

Detoxification Medications are often used throughout the drug addiction treatment process. Of course the first step to drug addiction treatment is the actual withdrawal from the drug, whether it’s opioids, stimulants or alcohol. Several studies show that treatment facilities that use medications during the detoxification process have a higher success rate at preventing relapse. These drugs make it much more comfortable for a patient to withdrawal from a drug without intensely painful symptoms, some of which can actually harm a person long-term or even kill them. Preventing Relapse Once a person’s body has become detoxified from the drug, his or her brain still sends ”craving” signals that can make a…
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