Drug addiction treatment and rehabilitation
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Drug treatment at the Ukrainian Addiction Treatment Center
The problem of drug addiction has become especially acute since the beginning of the 90s of the last century. Most countries in the world define drug addiction as a national, economic, social, demographic problem.
Clinics of a new formation began to appear in the country, in which the advanced experience of foreign drug treatment institutions was applied. One of these rehabilitation centers is ours, in which experienced specialists use the most effective advanced techniques in the fight against pathological addiction. It has been established that drug addiction can be completely overcome only in conditions of isolation and round-the-clock medical support.
We specialize in treatment
Drug addiction treatment is a complex and lengthy process involving doctors of different specialties:
Patients who have been using narcotic substances for a long time have various chronic somatic pathologies. For their treatment, the development of a supportive therapy strategy, the help of narrowly specialized specialists is needed:
- infectious disease specialists;
The key to effective relapse-free drug addiction treatment is the complex step-by-step impact of the team of specialists of the rehabilitation center.
Stages of addiction treatment
Drug addiction is a pathological craving for the use of psychoactive substances that form physical and mental dependence. To treat addiction, it is necessary to act on both components. Therefore, the therapeutic course takes place in stages, where each stage has succession and sequence.
Treatment takes place in conditions of isolation of patients from the usual social circle, which can cause a relapse of the disease, in a healthy therapeutic community. To establish the severity of addiction, the patient's condition and develop an individual therapy plan, it is necessary to undergo a comprehensive examination.
Visual symptoms of drug addiction are not sufficient and informative diagnostic signs. Therefore, an addicted person must undergo laboratory and instrumental studies:
- analysis of blood, urine, and, if necessary, other biological fluids;
- Ultrasound of internal organs, etc.
Specialists assign their own research. In a modern drug treatment center, there are all the possibilities, without leaving the hospital, to go through:
Comprehensive diagnostics is necessary to accurately establish the type of drug, especially if the patient arrives at the hospital in a state of abstinence or overdose. Often drug addiction is of a combined nature – the patient uses not one type of narcotic substance, but several.
In addition, patients tend to withhold information about the duration of addiction, dose, and the presence of somatic diseases. All this information, necessary for the development of a competent treatment program, can be obtained only as a result of an in-depth examination.
The next stage of therapy is cleansing the body of a drug addict from metabolites of psychoactive substances, endotoxins and eliminating physical dependence. This stage is carried out against the background of a sharp withdrawal of the drug, which causes a state of withdrawal symptoms or withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, in addition to detoxification, the patient is given a course of symptomatic and supportive therapy.
Depending on the patient’s condition, an intensive detoxification course can be used, which is carried out only in a hospital, with the presence of resuscitation specialists and appropriate equipment. At this stage, progressive methods of purification of blood and lymph from metabolites and physiotherapy methods are used that improve blood parameters:
- membrane plasmapheresis;
- xenon therapy (use of an inert gas);
- ILBI – intravenous laser blood irradiation;
- UFO-blood; oxygen therapy.
For example, an innovative method of xenon therapy helps not only to quickly restore the patient’s body, but also to activate cerebral circulation, improve cognitive abilities, and facilitate mutual understanding with a psychologist.
The use of modern hardware detoxification methods allows:
- stop withdrawal symptoms faster and more completely;
- reduce the dosage of the medications used;
- eliminate not only physical, but also mental disorders;
- shorten the detox phase and move on to rehabilitation faster.
During withdrawal, patients often experience sleep disturbance. To quickly eliminate insomnia, facilitate falling asleep and deep restful sleep, Electrosleep is used. Thanks to the use of modern techniques and complex effects, the detoxification procedure is more comfortable and much faster than before. After stopping the withdrawal syndrome and cleansing the body, the next stage begins.
Drugs destroy the psyche and body systems. In order to continue treatment, it is necessary to carry out supportive therapy, the program of which is being developed by narrow specialists. Addiction is accompanied by mental and behavioral disorders. Therefore, after assessing the patient’s mental health, the psychiatrist prescribes drug therapy and assesses how consciously the patient seeks to obtain a result. Psychotherapeutic treatment occurs at all stages – from the patient’s admission to the hospital and after his discharge.
Eliminating physical addiction is only part of a successful addiction treatment. After the patient is physically stable, the stage of elimination of psychological dependence begins. This is the most difficult and lengthy stage. Psychologists and psychotherapists work with the patient. Individual and group lessons are conducted, modern methods of therapy are used:
- informational and motivational;
- personality-oriented, etc.
Psychocorrection includes the following stages:
- control and evaluation.
At the first 3 stages, the motivation for refusing to use drugs is consolidated, the abilities for self-knowledge and awareness are identified and consolidated. During the fourth and fifth stages, the search and correction of self-control abilities takes place. The sixth stage involves psycho-correction of the abilities for self-organization.
This stage is carried out at the request of the patient or according to indications, if the specialist notes the lack of stability of the drug addict and the possibility of a breakdown. Blockers work only after detoxification and are not the main treatment for drug addiction. Implant drugs are used at the stage of rehabilitation under strict medical supervision.
The blocking of opiate receptors is carried out with the help of medications taken orally (in the form of tablets) or systemically (“filing”). The patient loses the ability to experience pleasure from the administration of psychotropic substances, and the appearance of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms reduces the desire to use them.
Drug blockade is an effective remedy for relapse only if the patient has a conscious desire for a normal life without artificial doping.
After being discharged from the hospital, the drug addict does not remain without the help of specialists, he is offered therapeutic support. A former drug addict is prescribed supportive therapy for:
- raising immunity;
- improve mood, sleep;
- stabilization of the psychoemotional state;
- stopping the urge to use drugs.
2 weeks after discharge, the former patient must come for a free consultation with a narcologist.
What you get in our hospital
Treatment of addiction in a hospital setting is a guarantee of the effectiveness of therapy. This type has a number of advantages over outpatient:
- round-the-clock control of the medical staff over the implementation of patient prescriptions;
- condition monitoring and, if necessary, quick correction of the rehabilitation program;
- the possibility of prescribing a quick detoxification;
- laboratory and instrumental condition control;
- help of narrow specialists;
- the use of medicines and hardware methods of cleaning the body, requiring highly qualified specialists;
- isolation from a destructive environment; anonymity and confidentiality.
In practice, it has been proven that the effectiveness of addiction treatment in a hospital is dozens of times higher than all other forms of therapy. In the clinic, psychotherapists work with patients, strengthening the desire of addicts to complete recovery.
In addition to the hospital & amp; nbsp; and rehabilitation of drug addicts, most private drug clinics provide such services as home visits by an emergency team. Home professionals can:
- stop signs of withdrawal symptoms;
- eliminate intoxication caused by drug overdose;
- conduct motivational conversations, persuade a person to be treated, or transport the patient to the clinic.
Emergency care is not a full-fledged treatment, therefore, specialists conduct a conversation with the patient in order to set him up for a full examination in a hospital.
Helping families and relatives
Drug addiction is a common problem of the patient and his relatives. Therefore, psychotherapeutic help is also necessary for parents, wives, husbands, and children of drug addicts. The duration of the rehabilitation period depends on their attitude, competent support.
People who suffer for many years from tyranny and life next to a socially, and sometimes mentally, inadequate person turn to specialists. They also experience pain, despair, powerlessness, depression, which they cannot cope with on their own. Psychologists organize groups in which codependents understand that they are not alone, feel friendly support, empathy, learn to get rid of feelings of shame, guilt, and fear.
The patient’s relatives need the help of a family psychotherapist at the stage of rehabilitation and resocialization. It depends on the psycho-emotional climate, family relationships, whether the addict will have a desire to solve problems in the simplest way – with a new dose of the drug.
In our country, the method of working with codependents is not yet as popular as in Europe and America. However, large-scale work includes:
- lectures on addiction and codependency;
- individual and group psychotherapy;
- family psychotherapy;
- visit self-help groups.
Modern methods of treating chemical addiction are more comfortable, safe, and effective, since they affect all links in the addiction chain. Only step-by-step, complete treatment can guarantee that the addict wants to get rid of the destructive passion forever and return to normal life.
Defeating drug addiction is quite possible if you turn to professionals at our clinic for help. Details of the design and the price can be obtained from consultants by phone. The cost of stay and treatment in a drug rehabilitation clinic depends on many factors.
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What do you think, what great value is the drug treatment clinic in Kiev “Ukrainian Addiction Treatment Center” ? She teaches people to live anew. Imagine: once a man got lost in a dark forest. He had to survive, adapt to local conditions, accept the rules of the game in savagery, gradually forgetting that he is a human being.
But one day he returns to the white light. And it turns out that the norms of behavior among people have long been forgotten. How to communicate, how to negotiate, how to enter into a dialogue, how to ask a question correctly, how to deal with fears? The former drug addict will be taught all this at the stage of socialization. Our doctors provide qualified support. With a complete set of all diagnostic, therapeutic and consulting elements. While the newcomer is merging into the local atmosphere, he is gradually being studied. By the time of the stage of social rehabilitation, specialists already have a good idea of who they are dealing with. They know literally all the details about each of the patients.
- personality traits;
- orientation of spiritual search;
Such a thorough acquaintance allows you to qualitatively socialize former drug addicts, to consolidate the result for a long time.
Post addiction rehabilitation program
Graduates of the Ukrainian Addiction Treatment Center do not go nowhere. For them, post-rehabilitation programs are developed in advance. This includes the moment of employment, and professional reorientation, and advanced training in existing specialties.
Outside the walls of the clinic, after treatment, a former drug addict turns into an ordinary, completely normal person. He is ready to start a family, start mastering a profession and even build a career, open a private business. Many, by the way, start active educational activities in the mainstream of anti-drug propaganda, and show impressive success in this.