What is it?

Addiction is a complex condition characterized by compulsive drug seeking, use, and cravings that persist even in the face of negative consequences. It can affect various aspects of a person’s life, including physical and mental health, relationships, and employment.

The treatment for addiction varies depending on the individual’s needs and the severity of their addiction. Some of the most common treatment options include:



Behavioral therapies: These therapies help individuals to modify their behavior and develop coping skills to deal with triggers and cravings. Examples of behavioral therapies include cognitive-behavioral therapy, contingency management, and motivational interviewing.

Medications: Certain medications can be used to help individuals manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone are commonly used for opioid addiction, while medications like acamprosate and disulfiram can be helpful for alcohol addiction.

Inpatient treatment: Inpatient treatment programs provide a highly structured environment where individuals receive intensive therapy and medical care. These programs are often recommended for individuals with severe addiction or those who have unsuccessfully tried other forms of treatment.


Holistic therapies: Holistic therapies like yoga, meditation, and acupuncture can help individuals manage stress and anxiety, which can be triggers for substance use. These therapies can also help individuals improve their overall physical and mental well-being.


Next Step

If you believe you may have a substance use problem, whether to a drug, alcohol or prescription pills or have any other addiction including behavioral addictions we suggest you schedule a consultation with a psychiatrist or a psychologist.

If you are under 18 years of age or are a parent to a child who you believe has one of these conditions you should schedule the consultation with our child psychiatrist.

In all cases it does not mean you will have to commit to treatment, either through medication or another form of therapy.

The clinician will listen to your problems, may make a diagnosis, and suggest the most suitable treatment options for you to choose.

If you are a scheduling for a relative please ensure that they are aware of the appointment.

We recognize that this is not always possible You can schedule a meeting to seek advice regarding the care of a relative but the booking should be made in your name. For further advice contact our coordinator on info@thevalensclinic.ae or call 800-Valens.


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