Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Is drug addiction fatal?

Medication is not a standalone treatment for addiction and should be used in conjunction with other methods of treatment like psychotherapy.
An addict disorder requires access to treatment. Most people will require treatment that may last for the rest of their lives. They'll have to stay away from substances for a lifetime and this can be a challenge. Treatment plans for addiction disorders will often change to meet the needs of the individual.

How can I best take care of myself? —

What else should I ask my healthcare provider?

Rehabilitation specialists and doctors may prescribe additional medications to treat other possible mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety, that may be the cause or result of alcohol-related disorders.
There are a variety of treatment options available, and most people experiencing addiction will be treated with a mix of treatments. There is no one treatment for addictive disorders work for everyone.