Drug addiction treatment is a process of psychotherapeutic or medical treatment for addiction to psychostimulants such as cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, or even illegal street drugs like cannabis, amphetamines, or cocaine. This is considered as the most effective way to treat drug addiction and it has been used successfully for a very long time. It is believed that drug addicts are usually suffering from either physical dependence, emotional dependence, or both types. In order to find the best drug addiction treatment program, the patient’s mental state as well as his/her physical state must be examined in order to identify the root cause of addiction.
The mental health of the patient is normally evaluated by the mental health professional. The evaluation includes the history, past medical and psychiatric history of the patient and the family history of addiction. The psychiatrist will also take into account other drug-using patients with which the patient is not closely related and the level of drug dependence. The level of tolerance of a person to various types of drugs is also assessed. Other psychological tests may also be conducted in order to find out the patient’s capacity to cope with various situations and tasks. The patient’s social and work life will also be examined so that the psychiatrist can determine the extent to which he/she is functioning as an addict. All this information is used in the planning of the treatment program.
Drug addiction treatment is also based on the theory of cognitive behavioral therapy. In this type of treatment, the patient learns how to control their emotional and physical responses to various situations. This is important because if the person is able to control his/her response, then he/she is less likely to resort to using the drug again. This is why the most effective drug addiction treatment program will teach the patient to control his/her responses to certain situations. The drug addict is also taught how to avoid any situations that will trigger drug use such as parties, crowded places, drugs, and gambling.