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Treatments for Chemical addiction

Treatment List for Chemical addiction

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Chemical addiction includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Brief dynamic therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Motivational therapy, Addiction treatment programs, Counseling, Medications to relieve withdrawal symptoms
  • Recognition of the problem by the patient coupled with a desire for change
  • Detoxification and management of withdrawal symptoms - as an outpatient or inpatient depending on individual patient factors. May involve use of medications to manage withdrawal symptoms.
  • Drug counseling
  • Psychotherapy - Cognitive Behavioral therapy, supportive therapy, analytical orientated therapy.
  • Group therapy
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Lifestyle changes - avoiding drug-associated situations, exercise and diet.
  • Recognition and treatment of associated psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression
  • Medications: may vary depending on the chemical substance involved
  • Chemical withdrawal and abstinence
  • Antidepressants such as SSRI's for associated mood disorders
  • Specific treatment depends on the specific drug that is being abused, but treatments include:
    • Recognition of the problem by the patient coupled with a desire for change
    • Detoxification and management of withdrawal symptoms - as an outpatient or inpatient depending on individual patient factors
    • Drug counselling
    • Psychotherapy - Cognitive Behavioural therapy, supportive therapy, analytical orientated therapy
    • Group therapy
    • Support Groups
    • Narcotics Anonymous
    • Lifestyle changes - avoiding drug associated situations, exercise, and diet
    • Recognition and treatment of associated psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression
    • Medications
      • Specific medications depend on the abused drug but include methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone for opioid dependence, and benzodiazepines for short and long term withdrawal symptom management
      • Antidepressants such as SSRI's for associated mood disorders

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