Medicine

Methods of getting rid of a person from drug addiction should include a whole complex of measures and programs aimed at an effective result without relapses. There is no single method that is right for everyone. Treatment should last long enough and apart from medicines include counseling, support groups and behavioral therapy.

Treatment of addiction

To be effective, treatment does not have to be voluntary. Since a drug addict often denies having a problem and refuses to help, not only he suffers, but also the surrounding people around him. When a person with serious drug dependence does not agree to undergo a course of therapy of his own free will, compulsory procedures are used. As a first step before addiction treatment this is a very important matter.

A person may be subject to compulsory treatment for drug addiction for one of the following reasons:

  • Danger of serious damage to health. A person loses his ability to work due to the use of drugs.
  • The threat of harm or physical harm to other people.
  • Serious physical injury to yourself or others.

Successful treatment of drug addiction consists of several stages:

  • The process by which the body gets rid of the drug.
  • Behavioral counseling. Change in attitude towards drugs, development of healthy life skills.
  • Reception of drugs for the management of withdrawal symptoms (breakdown), prevention of recurrence and therapy of concomitant conditions.
  • Assessment and treatment of concomitant mental states (anxiety, depression).
  • Long-term follow-up to prevent recurrence.

The treatment of drug dependence is aimed at helping dependent people in overcoming a constant craving for drugs and stopping their use. For many, treatment is a lengthy process, which involves several procedures and regular monitoring.

Prevention of Drug Addiction

The best way to prevent addiction to illegal drugs is not to take them at all.

When taking medication that can be addictive, you should be careful and follow the prescribed safe dose prescribed by your doctor.

Prevention of drug addiction

 

To help prevent drug use in children and adolescents, you need to talk to them about the risks of dependence on drugs, and listen carefully if children complain about peer pressure in school and provide support.

According to the research conducted, drug prevention programs that are conducted in educational institutions can help keep young people from taking drugs in the years to come. Such programs focus on providing students with information about the risks associated with the use of alcohol and drugs, as well as teaching students the basic skills of countering pressure in the circle of peers.

To prevent recurrence, one should adhere to the treatment plan developed by doctors, avoid risky situations that can lead to breakdown and repeated use of narcotic substances, and, if this happens, seek professional help immediately.

Consequences Of Drug Addiction

Drug addiction can lead to long-term and severe consequences, which include health and legal problems, negative changes in attitudes, in studies and at work. Drug dependence causes chemical changes in the brain that affect the memory, behavior and perception of pain and pleasure.

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