Drug Addition Therapies

Written by Michael Federico
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Drug addiction therapies traditionally experience a 10 percent rate of success. Although this means that many addicts will walk away from a clinic and never return to using, the number who will abuse drugs after undergoing drug addiction therapies is staggering. And as new drugs surface, new forms of therapy will have to be developed, or the number of return users will continue to grow.

Therapies and detox methods vary from clinic to clinic, but specificity is not always a top priority. Many therapies do not focus on each patient's history of addiction, or even the particular drug that they are addicted to. There is, in many clinics in the country, the belief that all drug addicts can be treated in the same way.

New Forms of Drug Addiction Therapies

As some doctors have come to realize that traditional methods have had little success, they have set out to develop new practices that treat each case as unique. While Methadone may help some addicts kick Heroin, it will cause some to simply develop a new addiction. So, the focus of these new methods is to rid the patient's body of the need for the drug and then inhibit the affect the drug will have on one in the future.

Accelerated Neuro-Regulation attacks drug addiction, especially addiction to opiates, at the receptors in the brain. While a patient sleeps under a non-surgical anesthetic, the opiate receptors are medicinally cleansed. When the patient awakes, their body's need for the drug has subsided. Following the procedure they are treated with Naltrexone, a non-addictive, non-mood altering opiate inhibitor. Taken up to a year, Naltrexone nullifies the narcotic effect of opiates, eliminating the high that draws most addicts to the drug in the first place.

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