What is the role of psychotherapies and support groups in the management of opioid abuse?

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: David W Dixon, DO; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Psychotherapies and support groups: Detoxification alone, without ongoing treatment, is not adequate to manage patients. [64]

Patients in methadone programs often benefit from cognitive behavioral, supportive, or analytical-oriented psychotherapies if they are added to standard drug counseling.


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