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1. Are alcohol addiction programs effective? 2. Fighting a Battle: An Alcohol Addiction Treatment. 3. Addiction to Amphetamine: Amphetamine Abuse Treatment. 4. Methadone Addiction Treatment – An Overview. 5. The Importance of Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Various Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment Options

Various Drug Alcohol Addiction Treatment Options
  1. Are alcohol addiction programs effective?
  2. Fighting a Battle An Alcohol Addiction Treatment
  3. Addiction to Amphetamine Amphetamine Abuse
  4. Methadone Addiction Treatment An Overview
  5. The Importance of Prescription Drug Addiction

Are alcohol addiction programs effective?
  • Early Detection
  • The path to recovery is easiest when the
    individual realizes that they might have a
    drinking problem. Your chances of success will be
    much higher and faster if you get your drinking
    problems treated right from the start.
  • Individualized Treatment Plan
  • The effectiveness of an alcohol addiction program
    comes from its treatment plans tailored according
    to each patients need and necessity. In order
    for the treatment to work, each plan is made
    based on where the patient is standing. The cure
    for alcoholism calls for individualized treatment
  • Bond Formed With The Counselor Or Therapist
  • There is no one better than therapists and
    counselors who can form a strong bond with their
    patients to understand what they are going
    through. These therapists and counselors know the
    importance and effectiveness of alcohol treatment
    by showing empathy instead of confrontation.

Are alcohol addiction programs effective?
  • Ongoing care
  • Normally, most individuals who get treatment for
    alcohol addiction happen to have a relapse at
    least once. It is essential for the patient to
    have a follow-up with their specialists so they
    can judge their progress.
  • Support Groups
  • Involvement in support groups at rehabilitation
    centers can make a big difference in helping the
    patient realize that they are not alone in
    dealing with alcohol addictions. Listening to
    others stories and struggles helps not only one
    but all individuals present in the group.
  • Motivation To Get Well And Better
  • In the end, it all comes down to how much
    motivated and determined the individual is to
    stay sober. The success of alcohol addiction
    programs relies on the individuals aspiration
    and desire to get well and stay sober.

Fighting a Battle An Alcohol Addiction Treatment
  • Medications
  • Depending on the level of addiction, your
    physician might start with medications. These
    medications will help you eliminate or decrease
    your drinking habits. It also helps prevent
    relapse. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    approve any medication prescribed by your
    physician or healthcare professional for alcohol
  • Counselling
  • Behavioural Therapy This therapy helps in
    identifying feelings of an individual that leads
    to drinking or relapse. The aim of the therapy is
    to change the basic thought process to develop
    skills that will help cope up with everyday
    situations that may trigger drinking problem.

Fighting a Battle An Alcohol Addiction Treatment
  • Family and Marital Counselling This therapy
    involves spouse and other family members.
    According to a study, family support plays a
    vital role in fighting against alcohol addiction.
  • Motivational Therapy This therapy motivates to
    change drinking behaviour. The focus is mainly on
    the advantages of the treatment. With this
    therapy, the counsellor helps to build
    self-confidence in an individual that will
    support them in their treatment.
  • Rehabilitation Centres
  • A very commonly used practice for treating
    alcohol addiction. People whose addiction level
    is high are offered treatment at rehab centres.
    The process offers medicines, counselling
    sessions and aftercare treatment. The rehab
    centres also help in adapting sober lifestyle and
    building self-confidence.

Addiction to Amphetamine Amphetamine Abuse
  • Medication for Amphetamine
  • There is a misconception that medicines cannot
    help get rid of the addiction. It is like having
    another addiction to get rid of one, which is not
    true. Medicines can help in resolving withdrawal
    and psychological symptoms. However, Food and
    Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved
    any medicine to treat amphetamine addiction. Some
    healthcare professionals do prescribe
    over-the-counter drugs such as hydroxyzine,
    Benzodiazepines, Baclofen, Antabuse, and
  • Therapies or Counselling Sessions
  • We have often heard that communication is the
    solution to every problem. It applies in the
    treatment of amphetamine abuse. Therapies and
    counselling sessions are arranged by the
    healthcare professionals to understand the
    psychology of the addicts. Once the healthcare
    professionals get into the root of the mental and
    emotional cause, it is easy for them to carry on
    the therapy treatment.
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Rehab centers are considered costly yet effective
    for many addicts. People who are at high level of
    addiction are recommended to join rehab centers.
    Medicines, therapies and aftercare treatment is
    offered in rehab centers. There are two types of
    rehab patients Inpatient and Outpatient.

Methadone Addiction Treatment An Overview
  • Detoxification
  • The initial step in the treatment of methadone
    addiction is detoxification by ceasing or
    gradually reducing the methadone dosage. This can
    be performed using two methods traditional detox
    or rapid detox.
  • Counselling
  • The individual counselling mainly focuses on the
    emotional issues that are caused due to methadone
    addiction in a highly secure environment. It is
    really helpful for the mental health of the
    patient, especially for a person who is dealing
    with depression or anxiety.
  • Behavioral and Cognitive-behavioral Therapy
  • A behavioral therapy, as the name states, is
    effective for replacing the unhealthy behaviors
    with healthier and improved behaviors. It
    provides a positive reinforcement, which is
    highly beneficial for the long-term health of the
  • It may also include cognitive-behavioral therapy,
    which focuses more on the emotional aspects of
    patients, helping them to develop healthy
    patterns. It may also identify and redesign the
    thought process, which led to the addiction in
    the first place.

The Importance of Prescription Drug Addiction
  • Various drug addiction treatment programs offer
    training to the patient such as essential job
    skills, which can be useful for the patient once
    he or she becomes clean. Once the patient
    recovers and leaves the drug addiction treatment
    facility, he or she will have the expertise and
    be ready to enter handle their addiction as they
    enter the job market. The fact that they wont be
    unemployed and left behind in their profession
    and career gives them the encouragement and boost
    they need to be and stay sober for. The society
    also benefits from such recovered patients and
    welcomes them with open arms.
  • The safe and sound environment that drug
    addiction treatment facilities offer to their
    recovering patients is exactly the kind of place
    the individuals need to help them get sober. They
    provide screenings for infectious diseases,
    counselling and medical appointments for
    maintenance programs.
  • Support groups at rehabilitation centers are an
    impactful way of helping the patient recover from
    his or her drug addiction. Support groups are
    like a strong pillar of drug addiction
    treatments. It is a great way for individuals to
    come together and share their stories with each
    other. Instead of bottling up their thoughts,
    feelings and emotions, support groups are a great
    outlet to share what a person is going through.
    Support groups are found to be extremely
    effectual in helping an individual get on the
    right track to get clean and stay sober.

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