Drug Withdrawal Treatment
No matter what type of drug withdrawal the person may be going through, there are several different behavioral treatments available. Behavioral treatments are a type of therapy that assist in modifying your attitudes and behaviors that are related to the drug and also help them develop a healthy lifestyle. There are several different settings that treatment can be delivered in.
It is important for the person to sit down with their doctor and loved ones and discuss what drug withdrawal treatment will be the best fit their needs and their addiction. Many different clinics will also either offer different types of therapy or have resources to help the person find a center that will better suit their drug withdrawal needs.
Outpatient treatment is a good option for someone who has other daily obligation including work or family. There are a variety of programs for people who use this type of therapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, motivational interviewing and contingency management. Most commonly, a person that uses an outpatient drug withdrawal treatment center, will visit the clinic 2 to 3 times per week. People who choose outpatient treatment should have a strong support system at home. This is important for times that they may become weak and they are not near the center to get help.
Residential drug withdrawal treatment is around the clock care. This is a very good program for people with severe drug and withdrawal related problems. Most people who enter into a residential treatment center, typically stay for 6 to 12 months. They will get the care and counseling they need on a daily basis. They will also have access to different activities to help them recover and learn how to live a clean and sober lifestyle. The goal of the residential drug withdrawal treatment is to change the persons perspective, attitude and behaviors towards drug use.
It is becoming more common for people to want to take the holistic drug withdrawal treatment route. Holistic treatment consists of treating the withdrawal and addiction with physical, social and spiritual side of nature. It has been found that there is much more than just the physical side of addiction and only treating the physical side doesn’t help the person kick the addiction for good. When the person is able to treat the imbalance with a holistic approach, they are also treating the addiction has a whole and obtaining balance. There are several different types of holistic drug withdrawal treatments including the following:
- Tai Chi
- Nutrition therapy
- Massage therapy
Medicines Used For Treatment
Since there are several different types of drug withdrawals, treatment for each may be different. The medicines used, are often different and have to work for the individuals needs. Medicines work to help suppress the withdrawal symptoms during the detox period of withdrawal. The medicine used will help prevent relapse and future cravings, as well as bring back a normal brain function.
Resource Box: http://www.drugabuse.gov