Evidence-Based Approaches to Drug Addiction Treatment
Each approach to drug treatment is designed to address certain aspects of drug addiction and its consequences for the individual, family, and society.
This section presents examples of treatment approaches and components that have an evidence base supporting their use. Each approach is designed to address certain aspects of drug addiction and its consequences for the individual, family, and society. Some of the approaches are intended to supplement or enhance existing treatment programs, and others are fairly comprehensive in and of themselves.
The following section is broken down into Pharmacotherapies, Behavioral Therapies, and Behavioral Therapies Primarily for Adolescents. They are further subdivided according to particular substance use disorders. This list is not exhaustive, and new treatments are continually under development.
As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.