One way of treating a drug addict is by psychotherapy since the brain is the target of methamphetamine and since one of the effects is in its mood and emotion. According to Milton on his book entitled Crystal Meth and Men having sex with men states that “patients who are under treatment of addiction to methamphetamine should be screened for the following disorders.
Polysubstance abuse and dependence, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and personality disorder, and if there is a suspected co-occurring mental illness it should be referred to psychiatric evaluation as quickly as possible”. The mood of the patient is an important thing to treat first for them to cope up and recover easily. Another way is rehabilitation which isolates the user from the outside world and which uses abstinence and therapy to treat the patient.
Another way to treat an addict is by medical detoxification, it is a step by step process to withdraw the patient in its addicted drug whether he or she is an out or inpatient within a care of a physician (Drescher,Kolodny,Wainberg 70). Conclusion Addiction means when one is being dependent to a thing, or when there is a repeated use of a drug or etc. Using these drugs is acceptable if it is in moderate consumption and if the cause is just for alertness such as the benefit that the coffee provides, but when one is being addicted or being uncontrollable is another thing to talk to.
Methamphetamine’s effect on the health of the user is very devastating; it would slowly bring the user down which he thinks is ok or may be the cause of death or which would make the user think that he or she is hopeless thus encouraging him or her to just continue on using it. Using this drug may have some factors why the user uses it, it could be peer factor or it could be just the curiosity of oneself or it could be that the family of the user has many problems.
Rehabilitation is one of the most common way to save the drug addict, it provides counseling which would enable the user to turn away from its addiction, and also with the help of its family or even its good friends. “Recovery without Limits is a Life without Limitation”. Works Cited Page All Positive options. com. December 5, 2008 <http://www. allpositiveoptions. com/APOMeth22. htm> Covey, Herbert C. The Methamphetamine Crisis: Strategies to save addicts, families and communities.
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