Addiction Treatment

What Happens During Detox

Detox is short for detoxification and is the process of the body removing toxins from its system. While a completely natural process — the human body is constantly detoxifying —when the toxin is an addictive drug, or a metabolized by-product of a drug, the process...

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CBT for Addiction Treatment

CBT is known as a “talking” therapy and is focused on the psychological principles of behaviorism[1]. It looks at how an individual’s behaviors can be changed and the way in which they think and feel about society around them. Through a better understanding of cognition...

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Rapid Detox

A patient undergoing a rapid detox treatment program is put under anesthesia for up to six hours. During this time, an opioid antagonist drug such as naltrexone is used to remove the opioid drugs from the patient’s body. Drugs such as heroin and prescription pain...

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SMART Recovery

SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. It was formed when a group of individuals involved with Alcoholics Anonymous split off from the group due to some of the beliefs and methods used by the organization. Since its creation in 1992, it has become a...

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Wilderness Therapy

One of the reason wilderness therapy has been successful is due to clients not considering it a therapy. Clients are active and having fun rather than sharing emotions in group sessions. It is often seen as a break from the traditional psychotherapy sessions clients participate...

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EMDR Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Whilst relatively new in terms of addiction treatment, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy has been used to treat individuals suffering from trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for a number of years. Experts of EMDR believe it lessens the effects of PTSD and...

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Antabuse

Disulfiram, more commonly known by the brand name Antabuse, is a medication designed to assist in the treatment of alcoholism and was the first of its kind to be licensed by the FDA for use in the USA. Antabuse works by interrupting the process that...

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Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the technique of using medication along with behavioral therapy to address an individual's drug and alcohol abuse during rehab. An individual can have an MAT program designed specifically for their needs. This allows them to receive the best help possible....

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Narcan

The required dosage of Narcan is one spray into the nostril. Children of all ages can take Narcan and the dosage for children is the same for adults. A dose of Narcan is given to the individual once every two to three minutes. Narcan should...

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