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Substance abuse Treatments

Substance abuse: Treatments

Some of the possible treatments for Substance abuse from various sources may include:

Treatments for Chemical addiction

The following treatments are listed for Chemical addiction in our knowledge base:

  • 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

Treatments for Causes of Substance abuse

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Substance abuse:

More causes: not all possible causes for Substance abuse are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Substance abuse.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Substance abuse:

The following list of conditions have 'Substance abuse' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Substance abuse or choose View All.

Conditions listing medical complications: Substance abuse:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Substance abuse' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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