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The different approaches to treating addiction

posted Feb 8, 2019, 9:38 AM by Dr. Curtis Cripe
Addiction is identified as an often chronic and relapsing disease. Some of the things that people can be addicted to are alcohol, recreational drugs, smoking, and medication. Its root cause should be addressed because not only is addiction detrimental to the health of the person suffering it, but to other people as well.

Addiction can be effectively managed through treatment and recovery programs, such as those engineered by Dr. Curtis Cripe. These treatments should be individualized because not all addiction cases are the same. Also, these may be implemented as an adjunct to one another, depending on the need of the patient.

Some of the treatment approaches that have been used are the following:

· Medication: For addiction to substances, medication can be prescribed for detoxification and treatment. FDA-approved medications can help suppress withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

· Therapy: There are plenty of therapies to manage addiction, such as long-term rehabilitation program, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, family counselling, and others.

· Neuroengineering: The programs developed by Dr. Curtis Cripe are based on neuroengineering principles, targeting the parts of the brain that need healing or re-balancing. The objective is not just to have the patient recover from addiction, but also break relapse cycles.

Dr. Curtis Cripe currently heads the research and development team of NTL Group, a consortium of like-minded researchers and healthcare professionals whose goal is to provide assistance to people seeking help in the areas of recovery addiction, traumatic brain injuries, and neurodevelopmental delays. To read more about the company, visit this website.