Addiction Treatment in Burbank
People who suffer from addiction to substances such as drugs and alcohol have a medical illness identified by clinically exceptional deterioration in social function, health, and deliberate control over substance abuse. At our practice, we offer the best available treatment for addiction. Our experienced team will recommend a personalized treatment to help you overcome your addiction issues.
What is Addiction Medicine?
An addiction medicine is drugs used to help addicted persons stop chronic drug or alcohol seeking and use. Addiction medicine may be used to treat various addiction issues and substance use disorders (SUD) including:
- Tobacco Use Disorder
- Alcohol Use Disorder
- Opioid Use Disorder
Symptoms of Drug/Alcohol Addiction
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- Withdrawn behavior and responding with animosit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.