Drug addiction treatment is the systematic process of either psychotherapeutic or medical treatment of a person with an addiction to psychoactive substances including alcohol street drugs like cocaine amphetamines or heroin and prescription drugs like pain killers. Drug addicts are generally those who experience an abrupt increase in the use of psychoactive substance that cannot be managed by them as they are already familiar with the “high”. They have to overcome their own “addiction” in order to overcome other addictions. The most common drug addiction treatment methods include detoxification group therapy maintenance treatment and rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation is the most effective method for getting rid of an addiction. During this process the addict is exposed to his own symptoms failures successes and emotions in order to help him cope with his drug dependence and help him overcome it. Detox is another method which helps the patient in removing his drug from his body in a controlled manner. In fact many experts recommend a combination of both. The patient can take medication in addition to being subjected to therapy so that the drug intake is regulated by the patient.
Group therapy is also a popular method of drug addiction treatment. This helps the addicts and alcoholics to become comfortable with each other. This allows for better interaction and communication between the people and it provides an opportunity to learn new ways of dealing with the problem of addiction. The addicts can share their thoughts feelings successes and failures with the group. However the most effective way of drug addiction treatment is in individual treatment where the patient can confront his addiction directly and start learning to control his drug intake.