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Addictions & Substance Use

Treatment

Treatment typically involves steps to help you withdraw from using the drug, followed by counseling and attending self-help groups to help you resist using the addictive drug again.

Withdrawal therapy
The goal of withdrawal therapy (detoxification) is for you to stop taking the addicting drug as quickly and safely as possible. Detoxification may involve gradually reducing the dose of the drug or temporarily substituting other substances that have less severe side effects. For some people it may be safe to undergo withdrawal therapy on an outpatient basis. Other people may require placement in a hospital or a residential treatment center.

Withdrawal from different categories of drugs produces different side effects and requires different approaches.

  • Central nervous system depressants. Minor side effects of withdrawal may include restlessness, anxiety, sleep problems and sweating. More serious signs and symptoms also could include hallucinations, whole-body tremors, seizures, dehydration and weakness. The most serious stage of withdrawal may include delirium and is potentially life-threatening. Withdrawal therapy may involve your gradually scaling back the amount of the drug.

  • Central nervous system stimulants. Side effects of withdrawal typically include depression, fatigue, anxiety and intense cravings. In some cases, signs and symptoms may include suicide attempts, paranoia and impaired contact with reality (acute psychosis). Treatment during withdrawal is usually limited to emotional support from your family, friends and doctor. Your doctor may recommend medications to treat paranoid psychosis or depression.

  • Opioids. Side effects of withdrawal of opioids such as heroin, morphine, oxycodone or codeine can range from relatively minor to severe. On the minor end, they may include runny nose, perspiration, yawning, feeling anxiety and craving the drug. Severe reactions can include sleeplessness, depression, dilated pupils, rapid pulse, rapid breathing, high blood pressure, abdominal cramps, tremors, bone and muscle pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. Doctors may substitute a synthetic opiate, such as methadone, to reduce the craving for heroin and to gently ease people away from heroin. The most recently approved medication to ease withdrawal from opiates is buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex). This drug is the first narcotic medications used for the addiction treatment that may be prescribed in a doctor's office rather than a treatment center.

Researchers are continually searching for new ways to help ease the symptoms of withdrawal and to treat addiction more effectively.

Prevention

The best way to prevent an addiction to an illegal drug is not to take the drug at all. Your doctor may prescribe narcotics to relieve pain, benzodiazepines to relieve anxiety or insomnia, or barbiturates to relieve nervousness or irritation. Doctors prescribe these medications at safe doses and monitor their use so that you're not given too great a dose or for too long a period of time. If you feel you need to take more than the prescribed dose of a medication, talk to your doctor.

Parents can take the following steps to help prevent drug dependency in their children:

  • Communicate. Talk to your children about the risks of drug use and abuse.

  • Listen. Be a good listener when your children talk about peer pressure, and be supportive of their efforts to resist it.

  • Set a good example. Don't abuse alcohol or addictive drugs. Children of parents who abuse drugs are at greater risk of drug addiction.

  • Strengthen the bond. Work on your relationship with your children. A strong, stable bond between you and your child will reduce your child's risk of using or abusing drugs.

Coping skills

After detoxification, therapies such as counseling, addiction treatment programs and self-help group meetings can help you stay sober.

  • Counseling. Individual or family counseling with a psychologist, psychiatrist or addiction counselor may help you resist the temptation to resume using addicting drugs. Behavior therapies can help you develop ways to cope with your drug cravings, strategies to avoid drugs and prevent relapse, and suggestions on how to deal with a relapse if it occurs. Counseling also can involve talking about your job, legal problems and relationships with family and friends. Counseling with family members can help them to develop better communication skills and to be more supportive.

  • Treatment programs. Treatment programs generally include educational sessions and individual, group and family counseling. They're available in various settings from outpatient to residential and inpatient programs.

  • Self-help groups. These groups tend to use the 12-step model first developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Self-help groups, such as Narcotics Anonymous, exist for people addicted to drugs such as cocaine, sedatives and narcotics. The message is that addiction is a chronic disorder with a danger of relapse and that ongoing maintenance treatment — which may include medications, counseling and attending self-help group meetings — is necessary to prevent a relapse. Your doctor or counselor can help you locate a self-help group. You also can find listings for self-help groups in the phone book, at the library and on the Internet.

It is naive to expect a treatment program - source of control outside of yourself - to free you from dependence on external sources of control. The ability to guide your course through life - by definition - means that the source of control has to be within yourself. 

It may be possible for you to have an intentional influence over the course of your life.  However, it can only be achieved by your direct involvement; it cannot be done for you. The path to self-determination is for your steps alone. 

The behavior change approach recommended here is based on the Relapse Prevention Model. A central element of which is anticipating the likely problems and developing effective coping strategies. Research indicates that the skills individuals learn through this process remain after the completion of treatment.

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