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Drug addiction

Sir my brother have drug addiction ( fortwin). Since one year. Now he want to get rid from addiction. I consul a psychiatrist , he gave some madicen to reduce withdrawling symptom but he dose not give any madicen to reduce craving of drug. So plz tell me how to reduce craving of drug.
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Ms. Vidhi Shah Prabhu
Clinical Psychologist 7 yrs exp Bangalore
Hi, Drug addiction is a very difficult phase and giving up on it completely is even more difficult. There are medications which can help reduce his withdrawal symptoms and cravings. I would suggest you get a second opinion from another psychiatrist and also try rehab centers. Depending on the severity of the addiction and his determination of quitting drugs a treatment plan can be devised and he probably might not necessarily need to go to rehab. Also, his support system and environment would play a very crucial part to help him get over his addiction.
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