Is there a sure and certain treatment to Drug Addiction? If not, why?

I’ve done a lot of research and haven’t come across any certain drug addiction treatment that assures a patient how and when they will be well. Most procedures and medication are more of “try this” or “keep using this until you feel better” and nothing is stably sure, such as “this treatment will help someone recover in 1 month” and or “this is the exact dosage”. Is drug addiction the most mysterious “diseases” or has the cure just not been truly invented yet? Thanks!

Regular User Asked on October 3, 2018 in Drugs.
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Gerald you are right. There is no cure to drug addiction and there is no cure to any addiction whatsoever.  As of today, there is only treatment. And on top of that, there is only treatment for some drugs like Opioids (pain pills, heroin, etc) but there is no treatment for cocaine, meth, crack, marijuana, and all others. I would not say that drug addiction is the most serious disease but it is up there at the top for sure. Numbers talk: 72,000 deaths from drug overdose in 2017 in America alone.

It is impossible to know when a patient will be well because every human being is different with different DNA and different metabolism. But I can tell you that people suffering from drug addiction will never be well unless they seek some form of treatment to maintain them alive. If no treatment, chances are drug addicts will be dead within a few months or a year. There are multiple kind of treatments: some treatments with medication and others without medication. It just depends what kind of treatment each patient is looking for. It is mostly a case by case basis.

Drug recovery is a life long battle. Hope it helps.

Super User Answered on October 3, 2018.
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Really? No cure? I’m so worried now. How about alternatives to treatment something like, herbal treatment or some way to drain drugs from a person’s system? Anything?

Regular User Answered on October 3, 2018.
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Yes Jenny, doesn’t sound so reassuring but apparently, that’s how it is. There’s no guaranteed cure, although recovery is possible. It’s a tricky habit to get out of. Drug abuse is something we need to prevent before it becomes a thing, right from children – when they are still young. Treatment is expensive and long term.

Regular User Answered on October 4, 2018.
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