Treating Addiction Takes a Multi-Pronged Approach

Addiction is a multifaceted disease. It includes physical dependence on drugs, alcohol, or other substances, but for many people, it goes far beyond physical cravings.

Addiction has physical, mental, and emotional elements, and successful recovery requires an approach that addresses each one, from physical dependence to the lifestyle choices and behavior patterns that allow you to perpetuate an addiction. 

If you’ve tried kicking addiction before only to slip back into your old ways, it’s time to try a different approach. Daniel J. Headrick, MD, and our team at Headrick Medical Center provide customized addiction treatment for people of all ages with our medication-assisted treatment services.

Medication eases physical dependence

Addiction creates a physical dependence on a substance, whether it’s alcohol, legal or illegal drugs, or something else. The first step of your recovery journey is detoxification, which occurs when you stop using the substance.

Detox triggers withdrawal symptoms that are often painful and unpleasant. At Headrick Medical Center, we offer medication management and the best in addiction-fighting medications, including Suboxone®, Sublocade™, and Vivitrol®, to help you get through the withdrawal period and focus on long-term recovery.

Our team makes medication recommendations based on your unique situation. Suboxone, Sublocade, and Vivitrol are all medications that can help people struggling with opioid addiction, and each one has its benefits. Medications for other substance abuse disorders are also available.

Medication helps minimize the negative symptoms of detox so you have clarity of mind to address the other elements of your addiction. We always recommend medication in combination with therapy or counseling.

With medication management at Headrick Medical Center, you don’t have to worry about keeping track of your prescriptions. Our team performs regular wellness checks, adjusts your dosages as necessary, and provides crucial medical support so you can focus on counseling and changing your behavior to avoid relapsing.

Counseling gives you tools for long-term success

Behavior therapy, counseling, and other therapies are an essential part of addiction treatment. Medication can help minimize the physical symptoms you experience during detox and withdrawal, but only you can keep yourself from relapsing in the future.

Our team may recommend individual counseling and group sessions to help you address the mental and emotional elements of your addiction. Therapy gives you the tools you need for long-term success by helping you recognize harmful behavior patterns and make positive adjustments in your life.

People who participate in medication-assisted therapy are better equipped to lead self-directed lifes, maintain employment, and stay sober. Throughout recovery, our team provides accountability and support as you build a healthier life.

Successful addiction treatment requires a multidisciplinary approach that’s tailored to meet your needs. For comprehensive medication-assisted therapy and medication management, trust Headrick Medical Center. Learn more by calling us at 949-220-2412 or booking a consultation online today.

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