PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

Can behavioral therapy help opioid disorder?

ANSWER

You can also benefit from behavioral therapy. It can help you:

Therapy could be just you as an individual, it could include your entire family, or you could be part of a group with similar issues.

  • Manage cravings
  • Build healthy habits and thoughts
  • Avoid triggers that could lead to relapse

From: Painkillers and Opioid Use Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Bateson, A.N. , January 2002. Current Pharmaceutical Design

eMedicine.com: "Toxicity, Barbiturate."

FDA. "FDA approves first buprenorphine implant for treatment of opioid dependence."

Van den Brink, W. 2006. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry,

National Institute on Drug Abuse: “How can prescription drug addiction be treated?” “The Neurology of Drug Addiction.”

New England Journal of Medicine : “Treatment of Opioid-Use Disorders.”

UpToDate: “Opioid use disorder: Epidemiology, pharmacology, clinical manifestations, course, screening, assessment, and diagnosis."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 19, 2018

SOURCES:

Bateson, A.N. , January 2002. Current Pharmaceutical Design

eMedicine.com: "Toxicity, Barbiturate."

FDA. "FDA approves first buprenorphine implant for treatment of opioid dependence."

Van den Brink, W. 2006. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry,

National Institute on Drug Abuse: “How can prescription drug addiction be treated?” “The Neurology of Drug Addiction.”

New England Journal of Medicine : “Treatment of Opioid-Use Disorders.”

UpToDate: “Opioid use disorder: Epidemiology, pharmacology, clinical manifestations, course, screening, assessment, and diagnosis."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 19, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

What kind of help do I need if I have alcohol use disorder?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.