Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment

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A research-based guide. This update of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment is intended to address addiction to a wide variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs. It is designed to serve as a resource for health care providers, family members, and other stakeholders trying to address the myriad problems faced by patients in need of treatment for drug abuse or addiction.

Principle of Drug Addiction Treatment

Principle of Drug Addiction Treatment

Some of the topics included in this PDF eBook include:

  • Why do drug-addicted persons keep using drugs?
  • How effective is drug addiction treatment?
  • How effective is drug addiction treatment?
  • How long does drug addiction treatment usually last?
  • What helps people stay in treatment?
  • How do we get more substance abusing people into treatment?
  • How can families and friends make a difference in the life of someone needing treatment?
  • Where can family members go for information on treatment options?
  • How can the workplace play a role in substance abuse treatment?
  • What role can the criminal justice system play in addressing drug addiction?
  • What are the unique needs of women with substance use disorders?
  • What are the unique needs of adolescents with substance use disorders?
  • Are there specific drug addiction treatments for older adults?
  • Are there treatments for people addicted to prescription drugs?
  • Is there a difference between physical dependence and addiction?
  • Can a person become addicted to psychotherapeutics that are prescribed by a doctor?
  • How do other mental disorders coexisting with drug addiction affect drug addiction treatment?
  • Is the use of medications like methadone and buprenorphine simply replacing one drug addiction with another?
  • Where do 12-step or self-help programs fit into drug addiction treatment?
  • Can exercise play a role in the treatment process?
  • and much more...

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