Treatment

Drug addiction treatment approaches

Treatment � 20 Mar, 2007

imageThere are different approaches of how to treat people addicted with drugs. Relapse Prevention, a cognitive-behavioral therapy, was developed for the treatment of problem drinking and adapted later for cocaine addicts. Cognitive-behavioral strategies are based…

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Differential treatment of dependences

Treatment � 19 Mar, 2007

imageTREATMENTS FOR HEROIN ADDICTION

Avariety of effective treatments are available for heroin addiction. Treatment tends to be more effective when heroin abuse is identified early. The treatments that follow vary depending on the individual, but…

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Detoxification

Treatment � 18 Mar, 2007

Detoxification (detox) is a process in which the body is allowed to free itself or reduce the level of a substance. Chronic (longterm) use of a drug can result in physical dependence, and acute stopping the…

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Methadone Maintenance Treatment

Treatment � 15 Mar, 2007

Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) or Methadone Replacement Therapy (MRT) can help injection drug users (IDUs) reduce or stop injecting and return to productive lives. However, its use is still sometimes publicly controversial and many factors can…

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Rapid Detox

Treatment � 14 Mar, 2007

imageThere have been substantial advances when it comes to understanding the biochemical and genetic basis for substance abuse and addiction over the past ten years. In spite of this knowledge very little information is disseminated…

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