WHAT IS ADDICTION MEDICINE?
Addiction medicine is a specialized field of medical focus. It is centered on prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery for individuals who struggle with substance use and addiction. The practice of addiction medicine addresses issues with licit and illicit drugs and substances, establishing a plan of action to treat and support any individual who believes they have an addiction problem.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM SEEING AN ADDICTION MEDICINE SPECIALIST?
Addiction is a chronic medical disease characterized by repetitive harmful substance use. It has been connected to neurological interactions, genetics, environment, and life experiences. Compulsive substance abuse leads to a litany of harmful behaviors in addition to using, and the consequences can become overwhelming for the individuals and their loved ones. Fortunately, addiction and substance use issues are treatable. We understand much more now about this complex disease than we ever have, leading to more effective and accessible options to interrupt and end the addiction cycle. Specialists in the addiction medicine field are educated and trained to facilitate the solution. By understanding the core of addiction as well as the complexities stemming from it, addiction medicine specialists are well equipped to help addicts to navigate the road to recovery. The shame and stigma attached to substance abuse can be overwhelming. Our team prides itself on the advocacy and support of those struggling with addiction and seeking recovery. We are a specialized and informed safe space for you and your loved ones on this journey, and we look forward to supporting you.