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Treatments for Narcotic addiction

Treatment List for Narcotic addiction

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Narcotic 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
  • 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 such as methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone, clonidine and lofexidine
  • Drug counselling
  • Psychotherapy - Cognitive Behavioural 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
    • Opioid Maintainence
      • Methadone - used as replacement therapy to decrease complications of drug related lifestyle, and may be a useful step towards long term abstinence
      • Buprenorphine may be used as an alternative to methadone
    • Opioid withdrawal and abstinence
      • Nalatrexone - used for rapid detoxification and maintenance of abstinence
    • Antidepressants such as SSRI's for associated mood disorders

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Hospitals & Medical Clinics: Narcotic addiction

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