Rehab Programs

Taking the First Steps Toward Treatment

Contingency Management (CM) can be used to treat a wide variety of addictions such as alcohol, narcotics, and tobacco. The therapy for CM helps you maintain your positive behavior (ie maintaining sobriety) by offering tangible rewards. This type therapy has been employed successfully to stop relapses, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
But it's not a simple. Since addiction is a long-lasting disease, patients can't just quit using drugs for a few days and then be completely cured. The majority of patients require long-term or recurring treatment to stop using completely and to regain their lives.

Counseling and behavioral therapies —

Rehabilitation programs

Medicines can play a crucial part in recovery when it is combined with behavioral therapy. Certain medications can be used to decrease cravings, boost mood, and reduce addictive behaviors. For example, the FDA has recently approved lofexidine as a medication to help reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings in those who are receiving treatment for addiction to opioids. Acamprosate is a medication that can decrease drinking habits.
The availability of a variety of treatments with a tailored treatment program and follow-up services can be crucial to successful treatment. Treatment should encompass both medical and mental health services as needed. Follow-up care may include community- or family-based recovery support systems.