Narcotic Abuse (cont.)
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Narcotic Abuse Treatment
Outlook for Narcotic Abuse
The first steps in remaining drug free are overcoming withdrawal symptoms and the physical dependence of narcotics. In addition, many treatment programs are available in the community to help addicts deal with usually intense, longer-term psychological dependence that goes along with being addicted to narcotics.
Narcotic Abuse Support Groups and Counseling
Programs such as Narcotics Anonymous and other detoxification programs emphasize abstaining from all narcotic drugs and other abused drugs by using a system of social support. Involvement in such a system has been shown to reduce a person's risk of returning to drug abuse. For information on Narcotics Anonymous meetings in your area, call 818-773-9999.
Medically reviewed by Marina Katz, MD; American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/7/2016
Mark Zwanger, MD, MBA
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