Western Medicine's treatments for addictions has two broad categories: drug therapy and talk therapy. The types of each employed vary by stage of treatment.
Pharmacological therapy - replacement of patient's drug of choice and/or management of withdrawal syndromes.
Pharmacological therapy - management of psychological and psychiatric conditions such as depression or anxiety.
Group and individual psychotherapy - for creation of new behavior, insight into self and other people, and improvement of social skills with family, friends and co-workers.