There are several therapies for treating drug addiction. Even for a severe case, treatment from a proper drug rehab center can help. Often, you’ll receive a combination of these therapies:
Detoxification: It is the process where you stop taking drugs, allowing the drugs to leave the body. You may need healthcare supervision to detox safely. Detoxification is the first step in treating drug addiction.
Medication-assisted therapies: During detox, medicine can help control cravings and relieve withdrawal symptoms. Medicines are only given as per the need of the patient and as prescribed by the doctor. A combination of medicines and therapy is considered to be the perfect match for treating drug addiction. Medicines play an important role in reducing the symptoms. One might experience relapse or a few side effects after taking medicines.
Behavioral therapies: Cognitive behavioral therapy or other psychotherapy (talk therapy) can help deal with addiction’s cause. Therapy also helps build self-esteem and teaches healthy coping mechanisms. Proper therapy sessions are organized for the patients where they communicate openly and try to overcome their fears and prepare themselves for facing the outer world.