What is Substance Abuse Treatment?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications


See also: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Substance abuse treatment is a behavior modification therapy for those who use drugs or alcohol to the detriment of themselves and others. Programs vary by setting, length of care, and philosophical. Many are built upon the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step model of recovery.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Chemical dependency 1 0
Drug abuse 1 0
Drug use disorder 1 0
Guilt or self blame 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Substance Abuse Treatment

Side effect Patients Percentage
Chorea movements 1
Uncontrollable anger 1

Why patients stopped taking Substance Abuse Treatment

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped using Substance Abuse Treatment


Stopped using Substance Abuse Treatment

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
10 years or more 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Substance Abuse Treatment.