Doctors and health care professionals have empirical insight into the patterns that develop in an addict’s brain, allowing some socially negative behaviors, like lying, to become easier than facing the truth.
While the medical attributions and characteristics of addiction become clearer to us every day, and science continues to respond to the epidemic of addiction-related behavior around the world, the art of understanding the mind is still catching up. Mental health professionals are certainly aware of (and interested in) the biological processes that drive addiction – after all, the brain is a part of the body, and is heavily influenced by the chemicals and behaviors that are part of addiction. There are chemical and medical treatments that can aid therapists and treatment professionals serving an addict to make the detox process far more comfortable and the withdrawal process far more approachable.
The brain is not yet completely understood. Despite the new treatments that are available today in pharmacies around the country, mental health professionals must rely on therapies that have proven effective over time in order to treat addiction. Empirical evidence for the success of therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, are indisputable and have helped millions of people regain their grip on life after dealing with addiction. However, down the road science is determined and hopeful to bring us medical correction for the underlying problems of addiction.
Some researchers believe that depression and anxiety are the root of the addiction cycle, and when appropriately treated with a combination of medication and talk therapy, the patient has the highest chance of continued recovery. This approach is certainly borne out by years of empirical research. Other scientists think that there is a greater role in the genetic makeup of an addiction patient, and are hoping to find the genes that will allow us to regulate addiction at the root. To anyone who has gone through the pain of addiction, this sounds like a remarkable achievement that may not be too far off in the future.
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