Addiction of any nature is self-destructive habit that is pretty hard to reverse without the right kind of support. The addiction never reduces or is cured by itself unless some form of addiction treatment intervention is provided. The treatment comprises of several components; some of the key issues are discussed here in the article.
Early Action in Addiction Treatment
It is always the ‘earlier the better’ for starting addiction treatment, and if the case is chronic, there cannot be any compromise and the quickest action is called for as soon as possible - the therapy center, the care takers of the patient and most importantly, the patient him/herself.
The easy availability of the treatment for the patient is also highly recommended. Well equipped treatment centers, for example, should be readily accessible to the patient.
There are many is a well-known addiction treatment centers in South-East Asia that specialize in effective drug and alcoholism treatment by offering personalized treatment by trained specialists. The patient is given treatment based on proven techniques.
Patient’s Participation in Addiction Treatment
Addiction treatment is a complex process since it calls for equal participation of the patient also who him/herself can be in to poor of a state of mind to make any decisions about corrective actions for themselves. Yet, to make the treatment successful, it is imperative to invoke fullest participation of the patient and therefore, a lot of convincing and moral boosting of the patient can be be required. Remember, if the patient does not cooperate fully and want to get clean, no form of addiction treatment will be very effective for the person.
The Elements of Addiction Treatment
First of all it must be borne in mind that the symptoms and the extent of the consequences of addiction may drastically vary from one patient to another and therefore, the treatment program has to be designed separately and exclusively for each person without presumptions.
As such, the treatment may comprise of medication, result oriented counseling as well as constant, periodic and meticulous observation of the resulting progress.
Talking of reliable traditional methods, it is tdetoxification that helps reduce the impact of the addiction significantly. It comprises of medicine supported washing out of drug-chemicals or alcohol present in the human body. But suddenly imposed abstinence from the ‘substance’ leads to severe withdrawal symptoms at times in some patients. This makes the treatment quite difficult and calls for great degree of patience from everyone.
It may be said that, the medication supported detoxification alone, therefore, is not always sufficient and this also needs to be supplemented with the expert counseling throughout the course of treatment. The emotional dependencies and the patient’s temptation to take drugs or alcohol have to be mainly addressed in the counseling sessions which must therefore, aim at the generating the inner strength of the person and to raise fighting spirit against triggers and temptation for addiction.
The other main elements included in the addiction treatment are: Meditation, Yoga, well planned diet and sometimes also isolating the patient from the family, friends or the work place, as possible, to protect him/her from such conditions that might have forced the patient to resort to addiction.