It is not easy to control drug addiction but through will power and support by loved ones and guided by doctors, one can easily eradicate drug habit. Based on scientific research since the mid-1970s, the following principles should be the part of any effective treatment program:
- Addiction is a complex subject which affects brain function and behaviour.
- Every addiction is treated different and according to patient.
- The treatment should be quick in nature and frequently changed.
- Effective treatment addresses all of the patient’s needs, not just his or her drug use.
- Giving treatment for long span of time harms the patient.
- Counselling pay an important attribute to treatment and other behavioural therapies are involved in it..
- Medications are often an important part of treatment especially combined with other therapies.
- Treatment should be changed time to time according to patients need.
- Treatment should note mental disorders as well and cure it timely.
- Detoxification is only the first stage of treatment.
- Treatment does not respond quickly and person should be taught to e patience.
- Drug use treatment is a continuous process.
- Treatment programs should test patients for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases and take steps to cue them as well.
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Drug addiction can be treated, but it’s not simple. Addiction treatment must help the person do the following:
- stop intake of drugs
- stay away from drugs
- be connected in the family, at work, and in society
People within the criminal justice system may need additional treatment services to treat drug use disorders effectively. However, many offenders don’t have access to the types of services they need. Drug addiction is a short process but controlling is a long process.