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Drug Addiction Treatment Centers in Europe

Rehab centers and medical centers in Europe performing Drug Addiction Treatment.

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Drug Addiction Treatment is available at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Drug Addiction Treatment is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Klinikum Stuttgart

One of Germany's largest hospitals, made up of more than 50 clinics and specialist institutes spanning all medical specialties. Kinikum Stuttgart is regarded as one of the best hospitals in Germany, and is a referral center for oncology, ENT, pediatrics and more.

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Drug Addiction Treatment is available at Klinikum Stuttgart

Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Drug Addiction Treatment is available at Hospital Quirón Madrid

Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.

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Drug Addiction Treatment is available at HGC

Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Drug Addiction Treatment is available at Hospital Quirón Valencia

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About Drug Addcition Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is drug addiction?

This is a chronic (long-term) disease which is characterized by an uncontrollable compulsion to seek and use drugs despite the harmful consequences.


How can I know if I have a drug problem?

Most people are unable and/or unwilling to admit that they are addicted to drugs. It often falls to friends and family to intervene and motivate the addict to get treatment. Every drug addiction is unique in its own way. However, there are some common signs and symptoms which include:

  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Borrowing or stealing money
  • Poor performance at school or work
  • Long unexplained absences
  • Anger and violence
  • Irrational behavior

Physical appearance may change dramatically such as tooth decay, weight loss/gain, and hair loss and skin problems

What is the aim of drug addiction treatment?

  • To stop using drugs
  • To stay drug-free
  • To be productive in the society

How do I treat drug addiction?

The first step in treating any addiction is the addict accepting that they have a problem and that the addiction is causing a negative impact in their life.

The most effective way of treating drug addiction is through comprehensive drug rehabilitation programs. Although the rehabilitation centers are numerous some core principles always remain the same. These consist of detoxification, counseling and lastly aftercare.

  • Detoxification: This is aimed at helping the addict overcome the effects of the drug on their physical body by allowing the body to be cleansed of the drug toxins. The doctor assesses the addict to evaluate their condition and determine if they require medically assisted detoxification. Medically assisted detoxification uses medications to manage the withdrawal symptoms. This makes the process less painful as well as allowing the body to be progressively weaned off the abused drugs.
  • Counseling: This aims at giving the addict a chance at exploring the root cause of their problem. It helps them understand the triggers that led to the drug addiction. Counseling can be done on an individual basis or in a group. Once the reasons and triggers are understood the addict can then learn to manage them.
  • Behavior modification: Behavioral modification therapies assist patients in modifying their behavior and attitude which is related to their drug use. It also helps the addict increase healthy life skills and continues with other forms of treatment.
  • Aftercare: Aftercare programs aim at helping the addict make a smooth re-entry back into life after treatment or going through a rehabilitation program. Aftercare can include placement into a sober living facility, meetings with behavioral health counselors and other outpatient services.

How are medications used in drug addiction treatment?

Drug addiction treatment can be achieved with medications that help manage withdrawal symptoms, prevent relapse and treat other co-occurring conditions.

  • Withdrawal: During the detoxification process, medications help suppress the withdrawal symptoms. The detoxification process is not treatment but a step in the treatment plan. You should not discontinue treatment after detoxification.
  • Relapse prevention: Medications can be used to decrease cravings and re-establish the normal brain function.
  • Co-occurring conditions: Other medications are used to treat other conditions that may be contributing to the person’s addiction such as anxiety, depression or mental health problems.

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