ADDICTION / SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER 

Addiction and substance use disorders (SUD) are serious conditions that involve the use or abuse of substances despite the risk of negative consequences. An unhealthy habit of using alcohol or drugs can affect a person’s daily routine, and lead to impairment. Even when it’s clear that problems are mounting, people keep using substances and feel like they’ve lost control of their lives.

The professionals here at Alleviant Health Centers can address those behaviors and thought processes. The deep cravings, personality changes, and abnormal actions can change how the brain functions and continue even after substances wear off. Addiction and SUD can also result in the tolerance of substances, which means a person might need increased amounts to satisfy a craving.

Addiction to behaviors such as gambling can also cause physical, psychological, and personal issues with family, friends, and co-workers. And unfortunately, addiction and SUD can often trigger other disorders, making them worse.

How We Help

Dr. Brent Lawlis, Chief Clinical Officer at Alleviant, says it’s important to understand “there are certain people who are genetically predisposed to addiction – it’s a brain disease, not a character flaw or lack of discipline. But on average it takes around seven relapses – a significant time – to maintain sobriety. That’s part of the illness and it is important for family members and doctors to remember relapse can either last a weekend or over a long period.”

“Motivational interviewing is a strategy where we focus on the wins in life and what the patient was doing during sobriety, ” Lawlis said, “whether that’s exercise, meetings, church, social activities, or traveling. One thing that helps is peer-to-peer accountability. Opening up peers and being vulnerable helps remove shame and guilt and puts people in a better place to forgive themselves.”

In our therapy, we combine holistic and integrative medicine, which allows us to provide you with a unique treatment plan based upon your genetics, nutritional status, and biochemical assay. This approach addresses the fundamental source of addiction and restores your natural state of balance and peace.

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“You don’t have to live with this struggle any longer.”

– Kaye T. Patient of Alleviant Health Centers & Depression Sufferer

Comprehensive Psychiatric Care 

We provide comprehensive holistic psychiatric care for those seeking psychiatric evaluations, counseling, and medication management. We recognize that each patient requires individualized attention and we’re committed to helping you maintain the right treatment regimen for your particular diagnosis. Our team of supportive psychiatric professionals and counselors enjoy walking alongside our patients during their healing journey.

Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Ketamine Infusion Therapy can provide rapid relief from depressive symptoms for a significant number of patients. In controlled, specific amounts, ketamine stimulates the creation and remodeling of neurons that have atrophied in depression. Approximately 70% of patients may experience a significant reduction in symptoms  – many during their first infusion, which creates an excellent opportunity for rapid healing of emotional trauma with a therapist post infusion.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

TMS is a non-invasive procedure for treatment-resistant depression. It delivers magnetic impulses through an electromagnetic coil to the prefrontal cortex, the region of the brain associated with mood control. TMS helps nerves begin to communicate again and reinforces positive nerve pathways. Therapy takes place five days a week for four to six weeks. Each treatment lasts less than 4 minutes. TMS is FDA-approved for treatment-resistant depression. We will preauthorize you to make sure that your insurance is accepted.

Symptoms

The symptoms accompanying addiction or substance use disorder may include the following:

  • An uncontrollable need to engage in addictive or risky behavior

  • Unpleasant and physically challenging symptoms of withdrawal
  • Difficulty cutting down or controlling the addictive behavior
  • Important relationships are damaged, and a person spends a lot of time planning, participating in, or recovering from the damaging behavior
  • Extreme mood changes and dramatic changes in sleep patterns
  • Changes in energy levels or physical appearance 

  • Weight loss or weight gain

  • Procrastination
  • Secretiveness, dishonesty, or unpredictability

  • Financial irresponsibility

  • Mood swings
  • Depression

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