Importance of treatment
Addiction treatment aims at:
- Help patients get rid of substances from their bodies in a safe manner and overcome the side effects which may accompany this phase.
- Help patients to abstain from using drugs and work as hard as possible in order not to revert back to using once more.
- Help patients to return back to their normal lives
- Avoid complication which may result from using substances such as contracting some serious diseases, accidents or death.
Is the treatment effective?
Yes, it is.
- The treatment differs and depend on each patient.
- It is vital to consider all the aspects, medical, physiological, psychological, behavioural, social and life skills when treating a patient.
- The patient may require several treatment cycles to guarantee success
- It is important to complete the prescribed period of treatment and adhere to the treatment plan in order to ensure efficiency and obtain the best results.
Phases of treatment:
A holistic assessment, put forward a treatment plan and a reassessment
- Treatment and rehabilitation in inpatient departments
- Treatment and rehabilitation in outpatient clinic
- Maintenance and preserving outcomes and relapse prevention
- Medical treatment
- Psychological treatment
- Behavioural treatment
- Social services
- Matrix programme and relapse prevention
- Health education programmes
- Life skill development programmes
- Support and counselling groups
- Other programmes (religious, cultural, artistic, sport)
Prevention from addiction to drugs and substances can be divided into three main levels:
- The first level: aims at stopping an individual from using substances and thus entering into the spiral of addiction. During this phase, emphasis is put on raising awareness in general about the perils of using substances, prevention methods and how to handle risk factors which may throw the person into the perils of addiction. It also involves acquiring certain skills by the targeted category especially teenagers and the young which help them to safely overcome situations that lead to addiction.
- The second level: in this phase we aim to carry out early interventions and treat the addict individual in early stages of his/her illness in order to prevent further developments as well as preventing relapse.
- The third level: where we try to appease the negative symptoms of addiction disease such as avoiding to contract contagious diseases or avoid serious complications which might result in death.