Steps to Addiction Treatment

Successful treatment has several steps:

  • detoxification (the process by which the body rids itself of a drug)
  • behavioral counseling.
  • medication (for opioid, tobacco, or alcohol addiction)
  • evaluation and treatment for co-occurring mental health issues such as
  • depression and anxiety.
  • long-term follow-up to prevent relapse.

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