What Are the Drugs Used for Addiction Treatment?

Question by blair a: What are the drugs used for addiction treatment?
I am especially interested in those that are used to counter . I do know about methadone, but aside from that, what other drugs are used?

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Answer by colleen_li
The other kinds of medications used for the treatment of heroin addiction are: naltrexone, naloxone (used in cases of overdose), and buprenorphine, among others. Buprenorphine is fairly new, but it seems to be an appealing alternative to methadone since the effect of just a single injection can last for up to 6 weeks. Keep in mind, though, that medications alone won’t be enough treatment for heroin addicts. They also need therapy, counseling, and even rehabilitation.

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10th talk- Psychotherapy Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Countertransference – Dr. Sehl covers ambivalence, self-soothing mechanisms, countertransference issues, pro and cons Therapy Training Groups http://www.marksehl.com/therapy-train…


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23 Responses to What Are the Drugs Used for Addiction Treatment?

  • Virtualmint says:

    I agree about ambivalence. Alcohol is the only friend that will never let
    you down, except the day it kills you.?

  • notopterus29 says:

    Thank you for you videos.

  • Brian Tidbury says:

    Ambivalence! The struggle between desire to experience the pseudo- social
    sanctification of annihilation via substances and the creative joys of
    being attached to the body is something I experience everyday. Thanks for
    the talk. Dr. Sehl.

  • cheezopath says:

    Great to see this series returning, I always find your videos interesting!

  • Mark Sehl says:

    That’s welcome feedback and it motivates me to make more. Thanks again.

  • serenity seeker says:

    Very interesting you were exposed to AA when young. My wife has been in
    al-anon for 30 years and she was (still alive) a great mentor in Alateen..
    she hasn’t been active for a few years. My current **semi** therapist (that
    usually gets an inquiry) had an alcoholic father. BUT i love your talks on
    transference and counter transference.

  • heartherapy1 says:

    great videos

  • Galaxia says:

    Thanks Mark Sehl for making another video about therapy! Do you think
    therapists experience more shame about having erotic feelings towards a
    patient than people normally would – and if so, why?

  • Mark Sehl says:

    Thank you for the positive feedback. I am glad you like them.

  • electricorca says:

    I pressed LIKE! Will there be more videos soon? I subscribed. Dr. Sehl
    you’re very smart and your work is so meaningful. I love hearing about how
    you help people. I can’t wait to see more of your videos. Meanwhile I’ll
    just watch the old ones again. I’m just an ordinary person and don’t know
    many complex things, but you make it mostly understandable. You seem like
    such a nice person, I like your voice. If I ever need a therapist I will
    call you. Thank you Dr. Sehl!

  • EverythingMe15 says:

    Another FANTASTIC video! 🙂

  • Mark Sehl says:

    Your are welcome. I am glad you have enjoyed them. That’s an in interesting
    question. It is hard to compare with normal without research, but I think
    the answer maybe yes.

  • Mark Sehl says:

    Thank you!

  • Mark Sehl says:

    Thank you.

  • diondepp says:

    Might I make a kind topic request? Would you mind discussing the
    commonality of therapists working in consultation with other therapists on
    cases? Is this more common for less seasoned treaters, what are you
    experiences consulting or having a supervisor? Are you a consultant for
    other therapists? Is is common for therapists to also be in concurrent
    analysis of themselves? Are there patient types that increase the
    likelihood of needing a consultant, like ptsd/ preventing vicarious trauma?

  • Mark Sehl says:

    Thank you again for watching.

  • Claire Longpré says:

    I really like/love your videos…Bravo!

  • Mark Sehl says:

    You are welcome and thank you for following.

  • Mark Sehl says:

    I am glad you like them. Your feedback is important to me. Keep on watching!

  • Mark Sehl says:

    Thank you for your comments. I value feedback as to what videos make an
    impact. This one in particular has helped many. Also the talks on
    transference and countertransference.

  • Mark Sehl says:

    Thank you for viewing them. I appreciate that.

  • Mark Sehl says:

    Thank you and I enjoy your compliments and like that you are getting
    something out of the videos. And I am glad that “ordinary” people are
    learning. Often ordinary people have good instincts and a down to earth
    appreciation that is missing in others.

  • Mark Sehl says:

    Thank you for your response.

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