Effective Treatments for Narcotics Addiction Explained

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The world of addiction treatments is vast one; It seems as if everyone has an answer to your addiction problems. Unfortunately, this is not exactly true.

There are however, several treatments that the National Institute on Drug Abuse has proven effective.

Counseling

Counseling should be a part of most drug treatment programs. There are many types of counseling available that can be specifically tailored to narcotics addiction. Some of these types are:

  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • motivational therapy
  • contingency management
  • peer therapy
  • group counseling
  • dialectized behavioral therapy

Therapists use different approaches depending on the patient that they are working with. Patient personality plays a large role in which type of therapy that a person needs.

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Medication

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Medication is one way that doctors use to manage both the symptoms of withdrawal and the cause of the addiction. There are two main types of medication therapies that are common with narcotics addiction.

Medication Maintenance

Medication maintenance is a long term drug therapy. Medication maintenance is almost always used to treat both addiction and chronic pain. The medications given work to keep the person from withdrawal and treats patients who are in chronic pain due to:

  • arthritis
  • fibromyalgia
  • chronic back injuries
  • sciatica
  • chronic nerve pain

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47,300* People Addicted
23,100* Getting Help
8,209* Deaths
*Statistic from 2015

Medication maintenance allows the patient to be both pain and narcotic free. If you are interested in medication maintenance treatment for your addiction call us at (800) 407-7195. We can help you find the treatment you need before it is too late.

Medication Tapering

Medication tapering is designed to stop the withdrawal that people go through when they first stop taking narcotics. Narcotics withdrawal is intense and ultimately leads to relapse. When a doctor prescribes a medication for the withdrawal, they will gradually taper it off until you are no longer on the drug.

If you have already started withdrawal and feel you might relapse, we can help. Call us at (800) 407-7195 and we can assist you in finding a treatment center that uses medication tapering or medication maintenance to end a narcotics addiction.

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Alternative Treatments

Many treatment centers are now using alternative treatments to help with narcotics addiction. Alternative treatments work well for those who have tried other methods and failed. Sometimes alternative treatments work alongside standard treatments and other times doctors use only alternative treatments. A few of the most common alternative treatments are:

  • meditation
  • guided meditation
  • herbal therapies
  • relaxation techniques
  • hypnosis and hypnotherapy
  • pet and equine therapy
  • massage

Alternative treatments also sometimes include eastern medicine and eastern philosophies on treatment both addiction and the mental illness that usually comes along with it.

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Holistic Treatment

In holistic treatment centers believe in treating the whole person. They help you improve your mind, body, and spirit. Instead of just treating the addiction they help you find balance in your life. They help you correct your family relationships, your mental health, and your spiritual health in order to take the desire to drugs away

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To find any of these treatments simply call us at (800) 407-7195. We can find you the treatment you need to end your addiction to narcotics once and for all.

the Take-Away

Treatments such as counseling and medication maintenance have proven highly effective at helping patients overcome narcotics addiction.