The treatment of substance addiction starts from the moment in which the problem is recognized. The administration of drugs is an element that unites the vast majority of treatments for substance dependence, since it is very difficult to abandon the abuse of the substance with the psychological approach alone. This category contains all the classes of drugs most used in drug therapy; it is up to the doctor to choose the most suitable active ingredient and posology for the patient, based on the severity of the disease, the health status of the patient and his response to treatment:
Antabuse is an adjuvant in the treatment of chronic alcoholism that acts on the metabolism of alcohol in the body. In particular, disulfiram inhibits aldehyde dehydrogenase, an enzyme responsible for the oxidation of acetaldehyde, an alcohol metabolite.
ReVia (naltrexone) is called “an opiate antagonist”. Naltrexone, the active substance in ReVia, is indicated when, for whatever reason, you want to avoid taking opiates for a while and you are not sure if you can achieve this with other programs.