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Anti Drug Craving Treatment (Psychological Dependence Treatment)
Drug detoxification, which means overcoming the withdrawal symptoms, is only the first step in beating drug addiction. After successful detox the patient's body is clean and the physical functions return to normal. But mental state of the patient is still very unstable. Urge for a drug is particularly strong after detox. The desire to feel the rush, the euphoric effects of the drugs is overwhelming and constantly presents in patient's mind at that time.
" The first thing that comes to your mind straight after wake up is how to get the money, where to buy a dope and where to use iy. “It's like a GPS navigator in your head "- that is how one of our patients describes the state of psychological dependence on drugs. Compulsive obsessive thoughts about drugs is impossible to control. The constant need for a state of drug intoxication, frequent mood swings, nervousness, insomnia, dreams about drugs are the evidence of psychological dependence on drugs. Craving for drugs reaches the level of biological instinct similar to that of hunger or thirst. At such moments all the person's feelings, attention, behavior are focused only on search for a meal or a water. For example, if you have not eaten for the whole day, you would feel the smell of food from a distance, your eyes will be looking for food and your feet will take you to a nearby diner. Since the completion of drug detoxification, an addict is in a state of a constant severe narcotic hunger and he is obstinately searching for the ways to still it. At this point it is useless to talk to him about the dangers of drug addiction. The patient needs medical help to regain control over his thoughts and behavior. “The bulb” in the head must be switched off. There are several new effective techniques to cure mental dependence additionally to traditional psychotherapy and medications:
4. Central Cholinolythic Blockade.
All these methods are based on correction of a neuromediator chaos in addict's brain. Increased level of dopamine in one part of the brain and its deficiency in another, significant fluctuations in level of serotonin and norepinephrine combined with deficit of endogenous endorphins cause a state of psychological instability. But regardless whether the patient cries or smiles, he is obsessively thinking about drugs.
The treatment effectively relieves the patient's conscious and subconscious from memories related to drugs, stabilize sleep, mood, volition. Many of our patients say that only after passing the course of anti drug craving therapy they start feeling normal again, like it was many years ago before they went on drugs. Ibogaine therapy miraculously cures people who have already lost any hope to be cured by traditional methods. Xenon therapy is currently the most effective tool against craving for cocaine, crack cocaine, amphetamine, crystal meth. N.E.T. therapy restores the balance of neurotransmitters and harmonious interaction between different structures in the brain. Central cholinolytic blockade effectively influences associative processes, creates the new behavioral patterns. After anti drug craving therapy (ADCT) people loose interest to drugs, desire to get high. Indifference and aversion to drugs emerge. Actually, ADCT is a process of rebuilding the foundations of the psyche, emotions and behavior.
We strongly believe that Anti Drug Craving Therapy is a core treatment in a whole process of drug addiction treatment. Successful psychological dependence treatment is a pledge for a complete recovery from drug addiction, the most important step towards the life free of drugs.
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- Central cholinolytic blockade effectively influences associative processes, creates the new behavioral patterns. After anti drug craving therapy (ADCT) people loose interest to drugs, desire to get high. Indifference and aversion to drugs emerge.
- At our clinic we use drug rehabilitation programs designed to enable the patients to come back into the drug free life.
- To restore the sufficient amount of natural neurotransmitters, normal self-regulation between the different parts of the brain, the patient is advised to undergo a course of pharmacological treatment.