Addiction

12-Step Programs

12-Step Programs

12-step programs are a common form of treatment for those suffering from addiction. Alcoholics Anonymous was the first 12-step program, and many other programs have been modelled after AA.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a type of psychotherapeutic approach that is used to treat maladaptive behaviours, dysfunctional moods and cognitive processes. It is a widely used therapy that has proven to be successful for many suffering from a variety of different ailments. It is often used to treat anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychosis, schizophrenia, chronic fatigue syndrome and more.

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Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is a range of public health policies that are intended to lower the risk for people engaging in sex or drug use. Common types of harm reduction include safe injection sites, needle exchange programs, clean supplies and Naloxone distribution. Harm reduction is also used for those who drink alcohol and smoke marijuana. Many people disagree with harm reduction, but it is gaining popularity because it can help to reduce the prevalence of Hepatitis C and HIV within the community.

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Pharmacotherapies

Pharmacotherapies

Pharmacotherapy is a commonly used way of treating a mental illness, disease or substance addiction through the use of medication. In the case of substance addiction, pharmacotherapy treatments have proven to be effective. Common drugs that are used to help treat substance addictions include Methodone, Dissulfiram, Natrexone and more.

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Rehab

Rehab

12-step programs are a common form of treatment for those suffering from addiction. Alcoholics Anonymous was the first 12-step program ever used, and many other programs have been modeled around this popular and successful program. 12-step programs have been catered and developed to treat the certain pathologies they specialize in. 12-step programs are widely available and offered free of cost because they are run by volunteers.

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Self Help

Self Help

Self help is a well-known type of treatment in which the individual guides themselves. This involves using self help books that will help the person to feel better using the tools that they have learned. There are many components involved in the self help category including groups, videos, cassettes, webinars and books. The general response to self help has been varied. Some state that it has helped them greatly, whereas others believe it is just a money scheme.

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