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Medication-assisted therapy and the whole person approach to treatment.There are a number of medications that are used to help facilitate recovery from substance use disorders. The most popular and most prominent would be buprenorphine and methadone. But there are also medications used for the treatment of alcohol. Examples of that would be naltrexone and acamprosate or disulfiram. What they’re used to do is to either facilitate the recovery of persons through maintenance, as with methadone or buprenorphine, to facilitate detoxification. Both methadone and buprenorphine can be used for that, as anti-craving agents, such as acamprosate and naltrexone, or to discourage use of a substance such as an aversive Antabuse or disulfiram.
More about "Medication Assisted Therapies April 2008
Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that comes as a result of an individual’s experience with traumatic events. And that person may experience a traumatic event following combat, following a personal assault like a victim of a robbery, sexual assault like rape or other physical trauma, child abuse, child neglect. An automobile accident can also produce a traumatic anxiety reaction. And it’s a fixed set of symptoms and signs.
And Henry, what type of treatment is appropriate for post-traumatic stress disorders?
Well one of the things that we’ve been using at the Samaritan Village Ed Thompson Veteran Center is the cognitive behavioral treatment along with medication management.
More about "Addiction and PTSD Combating Co-Occurring Disorders May 2008
We are looking at the generational problems of silence and denial, about the number one public health issue in this country. We tend to think about addiction just affecting one person and everybody else lives their life accordingly, but it's not. Children and other family members get affected from this disease as well.
11 percent of children in the country live in a household where alcohol and drugs prevail and exist.
More about "Recovery and the Family Extending Treatment to Everyone June 2008
Recovery is a lifelong process. A treatment episode is just the beginning. Once recovery is initiated it needs to be maintained and sustained. And that’s where the recovery community comes in.
More about "ROSC July 2008