Substance-Related Disorders, Drug Rehab

psychpost | 6/18/2011 02:30:00 AM

Nearly half of the U.S population admits to having tried an illegal substance at sometime in their lives, and approximately 15% have used one in the past year (SAMHSA, 2005).

More recently, approximately 8% have used illegal substances in the past month.
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There are four substance-related conditions describes in the DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). The following definitions are from the DSM-IV-TR. Bold notes added by me.

Substance Intoxication: Experience of significant maladaptive behavioral and psychological symptoms due to the effect of a substance on the central nervous system. In other words, when the use of a substance causes negative behavior or harmful psychological symptoms.

Substance Withdrawal: Experience of clinically significant distress in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning due to the cessation or reduction of substance use. Meaning that an individual experiences withdrawal symptoms that impairs everyday funcioning.

Substance Abuse: Diagnosis given when recurrent substance use leads to significant harmful consequences. Meaning that an individual is harmed by use of a substance. Examples include: not doing ones obligations, putting one's self in physical harm, or repeated legal problems.

Substance Dependence: Diagnosis given when substance use leads to physiological dependence or significant impairment or distress. Experiencing tolerance of withdrawal.
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Drug Rehabilitation (Drug Rehab)

Anti anxiety drugs, Antidepressants, and antagonists: These types of drugs help prevent withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting a substance. These allow an individual undergoing drug rehab to have a better chance of being successful.

Behavioral and Cognitive Treatments: The goal of these treatments is to motivate an individual to stop taking the substance. Another goal of these treatments is to teach the individual new coping skills.

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17 responses to "Substance-Related Disorders, Drug Rehab"

  1. Withdrawal's always fun to deal with...

  2. that is why i dont get addicted to drugs

  3. only drug i've experience withdrawal with was tobacco. yet smoking's legal while the rest isn't :p

  4. interesting

  5. Damn, I need drugs to live :/

  6. I'll tell you the truth, I've tried any illegal substances yet. I do know several friends that do (and even underaged tobacco smoking).

  7. Too many addictions to all sorts of things these days, not just drugs. Food must be quite a major one in the USA.

  8. Interesting statistics.

  9. interesting

  10. informative, thanks. :)

  11. That's why I stay away from addictive substances.

  12. smoke weed everyday :>
    +follow

  13. I'm not a fan of prescription drugs. Just putting too much garbage in your body to make you feel better despite ravaging your insides. No thank you.

  14. Sad thing is, some drugs that ARE legal but only with prescription like codine or codone, are a pain if you get addicted. Thats why I kill my liver/kidneys with about 16 tylenol a day. No addiction!

  15. Psychology
    Psychology” is the scientific study of mind and of consciousness. Psychology attempts to explain, predict, modify and ultimately improve the lives of people and the world in which they live. Psychology as the behaviourist views it is a purely objective experimental branch of natural science, which needs introspection as little as do the sciences of physics and chemistry.

  16. Rogers M.D. | July 30, 2012 at 5:29 PM says:

    Inpatient treatment is a kind of treatment where a client is delivered with 24 hour care at a live-in facility. Both psychiatric and physical wellness help are consisted of in this treatment. In the majority of instances, customers will certainly remain at inpatient treatment facilities for months at a time. Prior to coming to be accepted to this kind of high-maintenance treatment, different analyses should be taken.

    One crucial distinction in luxurious alcohol rehab when compared with outpatient treatment is the quantity of medical attention obtained by a client. In inpatient treatment, consistent medical guidance is positioned over each citizen. Additionally, cleansing is supplied in several inpatient drug treatment centers. In the situation of somebody with an eating condition, inpatient treatment with an eating condition residential program will certainly be more efficient in overseeing beneficial or adverse wellness levels. If the wellness of an individual is decreasing, the facility can adequately look after the individual, supplying them with care from a regional healthcare facility if needed.

    Luxury rehab care might be more efficient due to the fact that it delivers an extremely ordered and specified ambience. This kind of a configuration assists an individual to ignore the interruptions of life and enables them to concentrate on physical and emotional healing. Inpatient discomfort treatment, treatment for alcohol dependency or substance abuse, and consuming ailment treatment are a couple of prominent kinds of inpatient treatment.
    Just what is Outpatient Treatment?

    Outpatient treatment is a kind of care made use of to treat those in requirement of consuming ailment treatment, drug rehab, or discomfort treatment, to name a couple of. These kinds of programs can easily be extremely helpful to those who should proceed to work or go to school. Programs for outpatient treatment differ relying on the customer's demands and the facility however they normally fulfill a few times weekly for a couple of hours at a time.

    More involved sorts of outpatient treatment could include both individual and household treatment programs along with focused treatment kinds like art or songs treatment. A straightforward kind of outpatient treatment could simply suggest seeing a specialist who focuses on consuming ailments or drug recovery.

  17. I wonder if giving them medications to help them get off their drug addiction is a wise thing to do. Aren't you trading one addiction for another?

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