Addiction Disorder Treatment

Services provided for Addictions are:

1. ASSESSMENT:

Psychological assessments-

  • Addiction Severity Index(ASI)
  • Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI)
  • Alcohol Use Disorders And Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule(AUDASIS)
  • Personality testing

2. TREAMENT BY MEDICATION

  • Medication is used in both detoxification and deaddiction phases of treatment.
  • They help improve the way your brain uses certain chemicals that control withdrawal symptoms and craving.
  • Sometimes, antidepressant medications and sedatives (benzodiazepines) are added in initial phases to control the symptoms quickly.
  • Medication duration depends on multiple factors like total duration of symptom use, genetic loading, coexisting depression or anxiety etc and is hence best decided by the treating doctor.
  • Do not stop taking medication without the help of a doctor.

3. TREATMENT BY COUNSELING/ PSYCHOTHERAPY

There are different types of therapy available which are chosen as per the patient’s symptoms.

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – methods to learn to identify and modify  thought patterns accompanying relapses.
  • Motivation Enhancement Therapy- structured means of identifying ambivalence and motivating for abstinence by challenging contradictory thoughts and behaviors.
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT) – centers on resolving interpersonal problems and aiding recovery.
  • Family Therapy – generating awareness and promoting supportive environment at home to facilitate recovery.
  • Psychodynamic Therapy – focused on revealing unconscious content of client’s psyche to alleviate psychic tension.