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How Medication Helps In Drug Addiction Treatment

In Drug addiction treatment, medication is prescribed to the patients in order to help them
with the withdrawal symptoms. It is also prescribed to prevent relapse and treat co-occurring
conditions. Given below are few conditions where medications at times become mandatory.
1. Withdrawal:
Many doctors prescribe medication to the drug addiction patients in order to help them
supress their withdrawal symptoms while on their detoxification phase. Detoxification is the
first step of cure. The body needs to release all the toxins and this phase is the most difficult
one for the patient. However, patients do required post detoxification treatment, because if
they don’t, they are likely to fall back into the same habit of drug usage.
2. Relapse prevention.
The patients are also prescribed medicines in order to help their brain function normally and
reduce their cravings. There are medicines that are available for treatment of opioid like
heroin, tobacco, alcohol addiction. Medication that are prescribed for certain kinds of
addiction are given below


Opioids: Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose), buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex,
Probuphine), and naltrexone (Vivitrol)
Tobacco: Apart from patch, spray, gum and lozenges, bupropion (Zyban) and
varenicline (Chantix)
Alcohol: Naltrexone, Acamprosate (Campral), Disulfiram (Antabuse)

3.Co-occuring conditions:
There are medications that many doctors prescribe for issues like depression, anxiety,
insomnia, etc. However, along with medication, it is very important to opt for various other
therapies that include skill building workshop, and activities that keep the mind of the addict
engaged. This helps them in getting their mind out of the addiction and they do not feel the
urge to submit to the compulsion.
Therefore, there are many mental wellness centres that offer treatment for drug addiction
that also provides medication help. The drug addiction treatment center in Delhi, Hope
Care India homes few of the best doctors and therapists who understand the value of a
drug-free life. Thus, they prescribe medication that benefits the patient in the long run.

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