The process of drug addiction treatment is the rehabilitation program of therapeutic or medical treatment for addiction to psychoactive substances, including alcohol, drugs, and street medicines like cocaine, cannabis, heroin or methamphetamine. In most instances, a person with an addiction to the drug develops the habit while under the influence of alcohol and either the presence of the drug or being intoxicated by it. Some drugs like cannabis, which has a higher concentration of chemical compounds than alcohol, amphetamines, or ecstasy has no effect on the user because it does not produce the euphoria like the other drugs do. However, addiction in the form of addiction to any substance is treated differently from addiction to alcohol and cocaine because of the harmful effects that these substances may have on an individual.
The various forms of drug addiction treatment are known as “at-risk” treatment. These at-risk forms of treatment include the addicts who had been involved in criminal activities, have a history of alcohol and drug abuse, have multiple substance addictions, and have recently gone through detoxification from using illegal substances. A number of rehabilitation centers exist for addicts to recover from drug addiction. The most important point to be noted is that rehabilitation programs for drug addiction vary from one addiction to another. Rehabilitation programs for those addicted to alcohol will differ from that of those addicted to cocaine. The most common form of drug addiction treatment in the United States is known as Narcotics Anonymous, which is a 12-step program where members of the community help addicts recover from their addiction. Other forms of treatment are known as Narcotics Anonymous and Narcotics Dependence Treatment.
The rehabilitation process starts with the assessment of the person’s drug addiction, which is conducted by a trained addiction professional. After the assessment, the addict will be given an intensive treatment which includes drug education and behavioral therapy to recover. The addict will be taught the steps of quitting drugs. After the person has successfully completed the treatment, he/she will be able to live a more normal life and lead an independent life. The addict’s family and friends will also be given support during the rehabilitation process.