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Alcoholism treatment methods in MedicoMente clinic – Kiev, Ukraine


Treatment of alcohol dependence is effective when it is carried out in a complex manner. The complex program includes: psychological motivation, detoxification, complete laboratory and diagnostic examination of organs and systems, stabilization and restoration of body functions, drug and physiotherapy recovery, supportive therapy, adaptation and socialization of the patient.

In order for the process of removing addiction to proceed as easily as possible and relapses are excluded, the patient must undergo treatment in a hospital. The doctors of our MedicoMente clinic treat patients with alcohol addiction as comfortably and safely as possible for the patient himself, using modern methods of treatment, the experience of medical staff and round-the-clock monitoring will help to cope with such a delicate problem and overcome addiction.

What methods are used in “MedicoMente”

Treatment methods for alcoholism are as follows:

  • Detoxification – cleansing the body of alcohol and related toxins, removing from acute conditions, stabilizing the body, helping and preventing the development of withdrawal syndrome or withdrawal syndrome.
  • Psychotherapy – support of a psychiatrist, psychotherapist at all stages of the treatment of alcoholism (psychocorrection, classical methods, hypnosis, including pharmacological).
  • Medical therapy (ibogaine therapy, aversive therapy, implants)
  • Hardware therapy is the restoration of the body with the help of modern specialized medical and physiotherapy equipment.
  • Complementary therapy – treatment of concomitant diseases, physiotherapy, various types of massage, therapeutic exercises, etc.

Consider the main methods.

Detoxification in the treatment of alcoholism

Detoxification plays an important role in the speedy cleaning and the beginning of recovery processes in the body.

The following methods are effectively used in the clinic:

  • Mitigation of acute alcohol disorders:
  • Infusion therapy with the mandatory administration of anticonvulsants, anti-anxiety, sedatives, hypnotics, symptomatic drugs is carried out to reduce anxiety;
  • To eliminate the consequences of dehydration, drugs are prescribed that enrich the body with magnesium, potassium and liquid and other microelements;
  • To restore the vitamin balance and normalize sleep, vitamins are prescribed;
  • To restore liver function and protect it, hepatoprotectors are prescribed;
  • Neurometabolic therapy – prevention and treatment of encephalopathy, concomitant pathologies.
  • Detoxification of the body – complex detoxification with the use of neuroleptics, antispasmodics, anticonvulsants, sedatives, painkillers and psychotropic drugs (in a small dosage) with the obligatory consideration of the patient’s condition, the presence of concomitant diseases, the degree of damage to internal organs.

Psychotherapy in the treatment of alcoholism

Psychotherapy is the most important method of treatment for alcoholism. It starts an effective healing process. The first appointment at a free initial consultation gives the patient internal motivation, important factors and internal problems of dependence are revealed.

The appointment is led by a psychotherapist who assists the patient from the first meeting until the end of the course of treatment. At all stages of treatment, tasks are set and solved related to the analysis of the causes of alcohol dependence, return to a sober life, support in consolidating the result.

Psychological support is also provided to the patient’s family members, a close circle of relatives and the environment.

In each individual case, the doctor selects the psychotherapeutic method that gives the most effective result.

Are used:

  • psychocorrection;
  • classic method;
  • hypnosis (including pharmacological);
  • cognitive behavioral therapy;
  • emotional-figurative therapy;
  • relaxing techniques.

Working with a therapist is just as important as detox and physical recovery. Without psychological help, drugs will not always be able to give the desired effect in full. Thanks to psychotherapy, it is easier for a person to get rid of alcohol addiction and consolidate the result.

After the end of the main course of therapy, psychological support for the patient, prevention of relapses, monitoring of consciousness, adaptation of the patient to a sober lifestyle, family sessions are carried out.

In the clinic, psychotherapy is prescribed together with therapeutic exercises, various types of massage, and physiotherapy.

Drug therapy for alcoholism

Medical programs used in the clinic:

  • Ibogaine therapy – the use of an alkaloid of natural origin to “reboot” the brain, destroy the subconscious causes of alcohol addiction, relieve withdrawal symptoms;
  • Aversive therapy is a therapy that develops in a patient an aversion to alcohol at the subconscious level due to the formation of a negative reflex to taste, smell and the use of alcohol-containing products in general. Often, drugs based on disulfiram, spirals, which cause alcohol intolerance at the physical level, are used for treatment. Treatment is carried out only under the supervision of a doctor to prevent possible complications, in order to exclude all contraindications.

Implants – the use of prolonged action of disulfiram or esperal (analogue) of drugs that block the effects of alcohol at the biochemical level (cause a reaction to alcohol in the form of nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, dizziness, flushing and burning of the skin, and other somatic symptoms). Treatment is carried out only under the supervision of a doctor in order to avoid complications, as there are contraindications.