Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment:
This fact sheet discusses research findings on effective treatment approaches for drug abuse and addiction.
What is drug addiction? Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences and changes in the brain, which can be long lasting. These changes in the brain can lead to the harmful behaviors seen in people who use drugs.
Drug addiction is also a relapsing disease. Relapse is the return to drug use after an attempt to stop. Seeking and taking the drug becomes compulsive.
This is mostly due to the effects of long-term drug exposure on brain function. Addiction affects parts of the brain involved in reward and motivation, learning and memory, and control over behavior.
Addiction is a disease that affects both the brain and behavior. Can drug addiction be treated? Most patients need long-term or repeated care to stop using completely and recover their lives. Addiction treatment must help the person do the following: Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behavior.
No single treatment is right for everyone. People need to have quick access to treatment.
Staying in treatment long enough is critical. Counseling and other behavioral therapies are the most commonly used forms of treatment.
Medications are often an important part of treatment, especially when combined with behavioral therapies. Treatment should address other possible mental disorders. Medically assisted detoxification is only the first stage of treatment.
Drug use during treatment must be monitored continuously. What are treatments for drug addiction? There are many options that have been successful in treating drug addiction, including: Treatment should include both medical and mental health services as needed. Follow-up care may include community- or family-based recovery support systems.
How are medications and devices used in drug addiction treatment? Medications and devices can be used to manage withdrawal symptoms, prevent relapse, and treat co-occurring conditions.Recovery Is an Ongoing Process.
Rehab aftercare, which includes follow-up care a person receives after completing a substance abuse program, helps develop new patterns of living, allowing a person to create new ways to cope and new routines that greatly aid in the recovery process. Our Juvenile Justice Programs: Families Rising Funded in large part by the Robin Hood Foundation, Families Rising keeps older adolescents charged with a crime out of detention, and at home, while their case is being processed through criminal court.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) treatment and recovery or who have progressed through more intensive levels of care. Programs Three or more of the criteria described in Exhibit must be present at. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for people who are struggling with problems associated with addictions, substance use and abuse, or the .
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Describe two of the three Intensive Aftercare Programs (IAP) discussed in Juvenile Delinquency: The Core. Address the importance of aftercare programs. Cite at least two (2) sources, other than the assigned reading, to support your explanation.