Drug addiction treatment is a process of psychotherapeutical or medical treatment for addictive behavior of drugs like alcohol amphetamine heroin or marijuana. A person who suffers from addiction to these drugs may have various symptoms like anxiety irritability poor concentration appetite loss depression suicidal thoughts and feelings poor decision-making social withdrawal and many more. The above mentioned symptoms are usually experienced by those people who use drugs regularly but it is still important for them to seek proper treatment through a reliable drug treatment center.
In a drug addiction treatment center the patients are first treated through counseling sessions and psychotherapy. Counseling helps them in dealing with the issues related to their addiction such as personal professional financial psychological emotional and even social and mental problems. The psychotherapy usually involves a combination of both individual and group counseling sessions. A patient will be evaluated through various procedures that include diagnostic interviews neuropsychological testing personality and neuro-imaging tests family counseling sessions group therapy and family involvement. All these techniques help in determining the causes of the problem as well as its possible treatments. Once the patient undergoes the necessary treatment he/she will be offered a relapse prevention program in which the patient is taught how to resist the temptations and cravings of drugs and alcohol.
Proper treatment should also include a detoxification program where the patient undergoes various detoxification procedures and medications. The drugs used in the detoxification are usually used to induce an altered state of consciousness and to treat the withdrawal symptoms. The most common medications used in detoxification programs include heroin detoxifying agents benzodiazepines antidepressants tranquillizers and methadone. Once the patient has undergone a complete treatment in a drug rehab center the patient is given a clean bill of health and the possibility of future drug dependence.