Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction | Burbank CA

Some common symptoms of drug or alcohol addiction include:

  • Inability to control emotional input
  • Regular failure to show up or follow through on plans
  • A user frequently experiences shame and fears social disgrace
  • Withdrawn behavior and responding with animosit

Procedure for Using Medications to Treat Addiction

Our trusted team uses medications during detoxification to manage or control withdrawal symptoms. The medication depends on the substance that the patient is addicted to. Our specialist informs you on the long-term use of medications that helps to decrease cravings and prevent a recurrence. In some unique situations, our experts use medication to treat addiction and combine it with other management methods such as psychotherapy.

At our practice, we offer the following medications for patients suffering from alcohol addiction: naltrexone, Campral, and Antabuse. Our experts use naltrexone to prevent the action of opioid receptors in the brain that create productive and joyful effects when a person takes in alcohol and decreases the risk of recurrence. Campral is used by our experts to decrease long-term withdrawal symptoms, including anxiety, sleeplessness, and a general feeling of sadness.

Our trusted team uses Antabuse to obstruct the breakdown of alcohol, causing adverse effects including feeling sick, facial redness, and an irregular heartbeat if the patient in recovery attempts to take in alcohol. In some situations, our professional team sometimes prescribes other medication to solve other possible mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression that might cause substance-related disorders.

Contact Us Today

Contact us today at our practice to schedule an appointment. Our specialists will be happy to meet with you and recommend the right addiction medicine or treatment that can help you overcome your addiction issues.