Treatment for Drug Addiction
Anyone providing drug addiction treatment should tailor it to suit a person’s individual needs to ensure that it is effective.
Treatment may involve some of the following components:
- Behavioral therapy, which helps people build positive coping strategies and develop problem-solving skills.
- Group therapy, which gives people the chance to acknowledge, share, and work through the psychological aspects of recovery with a group of peers under professional guidance.
- Medications to help minimize withdrawal symptoms.
- Additional medical care, which may include vocational training and other resources that address problems associated with chronic drug abuse, such as mental health conditions, unemployment, and medical conditions.