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Treatments for Prescribed medication addiction

Treatment List for Prescribed medication addiction

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

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy, Motivational therapy, Addiction treatment programs, Counselling
  • Specific treatment depends on the specific drug that is being abused, but treatments include:
    • Recognition of the problem by the patient and prescriber, 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
      • Graduated withdrawal of abused drug, and occasionally substitution with another, usually longer acting agent to aid withdrawal
      • Antidepressants such as SSRI's for associated mood disorders

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