Drug addiction treatment in Odessa

 The development of drug addiction is associated with the inability of a person to withstand difficult life situations. Psychotropic substances help to abstract from fear, pain, insecurity, this is how drug addiction develops and spreads among the population.

Quite often, drug addiction is inherited, which is associated with low production of endogenous opiates in the body and, as a consequence, the lack of a sense of “happiness” and harmony. How drug addiction develops and where to get drug addiction treatment in Odessa – about this in our article.

How does drug addiction develop?

Addiction to drugs develops in stages:

  • The first stage is psychic craving for chemicals. During this period, mental dependence on drugs increases, and the severity of sensations from taking them decreases.
  • The second stage is physical addiction, which is characterized by the body’s addiction to drugs. In their absence, various disorders appear, which are called withdrawal disorders.
  • The third stage – there are profound changes in the psyche, a disorder of the gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular disorders, up to myocardiopathy. Drug use is not used to experience euphoria, but to avoid the consequences of withdrawal symptoms.

Treatment of drug addiction in Odessa at the Transformation Narcological Clinic



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In the first half of the 20th century, a unique program was created that helps addicts to forget about drug use forever. The healing process consists of 12 steps and is not based on drug therapy, but primarily on a psychological change in personality. “Transformation” is a rehabilitation center in Odessa for drug addicts, the treatment method of which is based on the “12 steps” program and represents a much larger range of psychophysical tools than simple coding for drug addiction.

The rehabilitation course conventionally consists of four stages: medical assistance, rehabilitation, resocialization and accompaniment of graduates. Drug therapy helps cleanse the body, relieve withdrawal symptoms, but this is just the first and easiest stage of the program.

During the course of rehabilitation, contact with the outside world is minimal. During this period, the patient is given the opportunity to replace the traumatic memories of the past with new goals and vision, to start building a new life. Sessions of individual and group psychotherapy, art therapy, classes on spiritual and moral development of personality, sports events, leisure are held.

Resocialization – during this period, program participants, having everything the keys to maintaining long-term sobriety, gradually and under the supervision of specialists, learn to live with new principles in society as full members of society.

“Transformation” is a narcological center in Odessa, which brought together specialists from different directions – psychologists, narcologists, rehabilitation therapists, who set themselves the goal of teaching everyone to love life without drugs. We also provide emergency drug treatment (psychological) assistance at home, with the possibility of a motivational group leaving. Compulsory treatment can be addressed depending on the situation. You can find out more about the program, how much the course costs, the cost of individual services – you can visit the official website or call the hotline +38 (097) 775-29-97.


You can find more details about the program in our infographic or read here .

Step one

Acknowledging Our Powerlessness: The first step in the program for the addict is to admit that he is no longer in control of his own life. Understanding that we cannot save our lives on our own is the first step to our recovery.

Step two

In his struggle with the disease, the patient can enlist the help of God, such as he sees him.

Step three

The patient learns to trust the power that leads him to recovery; he completely delegates control of his life to this power.

Step four

The stage of careful introspection: the patient reveals his hidden fears and negative experiences to the group in order to understand the root cause of the development of the disease.

Step five

The patient accepts himself and his negative experience; he admits his mistakes not only to himself, but also to his loved ones and to God leading him.

Step six

The patient prepares for active actions aimed at getting rid of the disease. He understands that alcohol or drugs is not the cause of addiction. The reason lies in himself. You can defeat addiction only by changing yourself.

Step seven

Based on the experience of other members of the group, patients begin to correct their own behavioral patterns, correcting their shortcomings.

Step eight

The patient makes a list of the people he has harmed during his illness and prepares himself to apologize for the pain and make amends.

Step nine

The patient apologizes and compensates for the damage to all people offended by him. Thus, he gets rid of remorse and forgives himself.

Step ten

The patient develops the habit of constantly analyzing his actions and immediately admitting his mistakes. This is learning self-control and responsibility for his life

Step eleven

The patient continues his path of reflection. This allows him to develop the spiritual essence of the addict, his moral sphere.

Step twelve

The patient uses the knowledge gained during the course to help himself and other victims of addiction. He uses these skills in all areas of his life, thus achieving inner harmony and happiness.

Coordinator of the International Anti-Drug Association in Odessa Yevgeny Zykov in the studio of the “First City”.

Yevgeny Zykov, head of the branch of the International Anti-Drug Association in Odessa, in the studio of the First City. Talking about the fight against drug advertising on the streets.

Coordinator of the International Anti-Drug Association in Odessa Yevgeny Zykov in the studio of the program “Access Code 102.7” on the “First City Radio”.

Activists   of the International Anti-Drug Association in Odessa & nbsp; are fighting drug advertising.

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