Nowadays there are effective treatment available for addiction treatment. The first step a patient must take is to recognize the problem he/she has. If he/she continuously denies the problem, then the treatment is postponed consequently and it takes longer time for him/her to know the problem and be ready for treatment. But if they (patients) know about their problem and accept to be addicted to the drug or any related substances, treatment process will be token sooner than before. Banning friend’s and family’s intervention, accelerates the treatment process.
You can ask help from a professional to be sure that if someone around you is addicted to any drug or substance. It doesn’t matter that disorders are in basic levels or in a critical degree, treatment will be available always. But addicted one is always denying the problem in him/her and get away from treatment, although he/she knows the advantages of the treatment and destructive consequences of his/her habit.
Addiction affects life in different aspects, then it needs different combination of treatment. A combination of medication and group-individual treatment can be effective in the best way possible for most of the patents. Medications are sometimes necessary to control the patient’s tendency to abuse drug and at the same time to relieve the intense pain of withdrawal. This treatment can improve the patients to know and control the motivations and behaviors of them, improve the self-stem, help them to deal with stress and also it addresses the other mental disease in them. Treatment process can include the following items:
- Therapeutic communities
- Outpatient programs
Generally, the treatment periods differ from each other and they depend on different factors. But be sure that each drug the patient is addicted to, will be treatable if he/she stay in treatment period and not leave it before the declared deadline. Treatment period does not consist of medication alone, but it also has peer to peer and group counseling treatments and programs. Most of patient have mental disease too and this mental disease causes their behavioral disorders. so the patient’s mental disease must be treated just like addiction of them.