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The Chinese Medicine Sampler & Online Diagnosis - Addictions

5 Needles in the Ear for Detox & Relapse Prevention

Addictions Main

The Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine View of Addiction

Advantgages of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Treatment by Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Treatment by Western Medicine

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Western Medicine Addiction Treatment

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.

Stage - Detoxification

Pharmacological therapy - replacement of patient's drug of choice and/or management of withdrawal syndromes.

Stage - Stabilization

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.

Stage - Prevention of Relapse

Pharmacological therapy - long term management of psychological and psychiatric conditions such as depression or anxiety.
Group and individual psychotherapy - for ongoing creation of insight, change of behavior and management of life stressors.

 

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