Why is drug therapy important?

Treatment with any substance, other than food, that is used to prevent, diagnose, treat, or alleviate the symptoms of an abnormal disease or condition. Medications alter brain chemicals that regulate mood and thinking patterns. By reducing negative symptoms that arise and help perpetuate a mental health disorder, medication therapy increases the effectiveness of complementary strategies, such as talk therapy. Currently, the FDA has three drugs approved for the treatment of opioid addiction and three for the treatment of alcohol addiction.

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