is a psychological and physical inability to stop consuming drugs/substances, even though it is causing psychological and physical harm.
Is the process of medical or psychotherapeutic treatment for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, etc.
This is the first step in treatment. It involves clearing a substance from the body and limiting withdrawal reactions with the help of medications
2. Counselling and Behavioural therapies:
Therapy might occur on a one-to-one, group, or family basis depending on the needs of the individual.
Different types of therapy include:
– Motivational interviewing
– Cognitive-behavioral therapy
– Multi dimensional family therapy
3. Treatment of Co-morbid disorders:
Co-morbid disorders (eg: depression) are comprehensively analyzed and treated by expert faculty
4. Rehabilitation services:
Long-term treatment programs for substance-related and addictive disorders can be highly effective and typically focus on remaining drug-free and resuming function within social, professional, and family responsibilities.
5. Self-help groups:
These may help the recovering individual meet others with the same addictive disorder which often boosts motivation and reduces feelings of isolation.
Example: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)