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Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Treatment Program

Prescription Drug Treatment Program

The abuse of prescription drugs is rampant not only in South Africa but all over the world. People are under the impression that it is safer to use because it was prescribed by a doctor. Any medication taken for any other purpose than what it was prescribed for is dangerous and can put people at risk both physically and psychologically. It is highly recommended that a prescription drug treatment program is considered.

As for any other form of a drug addiction the patient is evaluated to establish the best treatment. In most cases the patient needs help both physically and psychologically to overcome their addiction.

The ideal for each patient is to get onto the residential treatment program where the patient is monitored by highly qualified and skilled staff around the clock. The patient gets all the support in the critical beginning of the program to help them adapt to their new environment and to help them come to grips with the situation with the help of professional staff.

The aim of the prescription drug treatment program is to build the confidence of the patient and to establish a lifestyle pattern away from the addiction. The program includes the family of the patient and is aimed at re-establishing family ties that could have suffered due to the problem.

Individual and group sessions form part of the program to help the patient build confidence and self worth. The patient gets enough alone time to reflect on his treatment process and to help the process with his own positive contributions.

Although not all patients are able to embark on the residential program, the contents of any less intensive treatment will remain the same as with the residential program as well as the aim to help the patient to overcome his addiction.

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Crystal Meth Treatment Program

Crystal Meth Treatment Program

Crystal Meth Treatment Program

The effects of addiction to Crystal Meth are physical as well as psychological. There is no blueprint for the treatment of patients. Each case has to be evaluated on its own and has to be worked out for a specific patient. Specialized medical personnel aid in this process.

The process involves a therapeutic and educational process both for the patient and family members. The most effective treatment would involve an inpatient program to help the patient break the cycle of Crystal Meth use. This would include a complete assessment of the patient both physically and psychologically to determine the best treatment for the specific patient. The patient will be booked in at the centre and stay for the duration of the program.

The assessment is done by highly skilled medical personnel to ensure the safety of the patient during the program. The crystal meth treatment program involves the use of medication in conjunction with behaviour therapy for the patient. There is no medicine available at present to cure the addiction as such. With the constant supervision of the medical staff, an evaluation is made on the use and effect of the medicine prescribed to ensure that it enhances the treatment program.

Mental depression of the patient is severe during the withdrawal process of the program and after completion of the program and will last longer than that of cocaine users. It is therefore imperative that the patient follows a long-term crystal meth treatment program like the 12 step program to ensure the long-term recovery of the patient. In this program the patient gets exposed to group therapy and interacts with people who have the same problem as them. They help and motivate each other to overcome their addiction problem over a long period.

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