4 Questions to Ask Addiction Doctors
If you are dealing with addiction or you have a loved one dealing with addiction, the first step to recovery is seeking out help. Restoration Recovery has the ability and capacity to help anyone dealing with addiction. Our addiction doctors specialize in additional therapy and treatments to help you to the path of recovery. For more information, call us today or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Chattanooga, TN and Dalton, GA.
First off, congratulations on starting on the right path to the best decision of your life, finding a doctor to help with your addiction. Getting control over your life whether it’s over alcohol or substance use is not easy, and finding someone to help you is a great first start.
What kind of doctor do you see for addiction?
When you are seeking out an addiction clinic or a doctor for your addiction, you may want to have a better understanding of what kind of doctor would help with your addiction treatment. An Addiction Medical Specialist is a physician who specializes in addiction whether it be from substance use or alcohol. The addiction specialists provide prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment services to patients who are facing addiction to unhealthy substances or substance-related conditions.
Addiction medicine specialists focus on addictive diseases and have studied in specialty-related training focusing on the prevention and treatment of addictive diseases. They offer some of the best treatments for addiction whether it be for drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc.
What does an addiction doctor do?
Addiction specialty doctors provide extensive medical knowledge in the medical and psychiatric fields for addiction. Addiction doctors have the ability to recognize addiction and diagnose the addiction as a primary brain illness, which the doctor can then prescribe the appropriate treatment plan for the patient and/or families, perform screening, intervention and refer the patients to other treatment plans.
Addiction doctors have the capacity to treat their patients as well as their family members with empathy and motivation to see them seek the correct treatment for their addiction. Our addiction doctors can also address any medical and psychiatric conditions that are often typically seen in patients who are struggling with addiction and withdrawal symptoms. They have the ability to offer the latest drug testing technologies and the knowledge of prescription monitoring programs to use appropriately with their treatment plans.
When any patient begins a treatment program they will start immediately working with an addiction specialist, this specialist is trained on the specific challenges and obstacles the patient will begin to face and will support them through those challenges on their road to recovery.
How do you help someone with addiction problems?
If you know someone who is dealing with addiction issues, the best thing you can do is educate yourself on addictions, once you understand the disease process, and how it impacts your family and friends, you have the knowledge to understand more about yourself as well as what your loved one may be going through. You will then want to seek out support for the individual dealing with addiction; Restoration Recovery offers addiction treatment programs with addiction specialists to help your loved one to the road to recovery.
It will be difficult to see your loved one struggle; however, it is best if you do not enable the individual who is dealing with addiction. You may not even know you are enabling them, but many do so without realizing it by expecting them to keep promises and by reacting with pity or anger. Instead, continue to hold them accountable, and offer them help by directing them to treatment programs like ours at Restoration Recovery. Finally, taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can do to assist someone dealing with addiction. By continuing to stress yourself out over their issues, it will create more issues of your own, and begin to build resentment and strain over the individual dealing with addiction. Continuously taking care of yourself through methods of exercise, sleep, socializing, and getting support, you are able to help your loved one deal with addiction better, and hopefully, get them to accept help.
Is addiction related to psychology?
Absolutely it is. When an individual engages in an activity, they deem pleasurable, but cannot stop doing it, regardless of how it may affect their everyday life like work, hobbies, family, finances, etc. their health and well-being suffers as a result; this behavior they are having overcome their life is what is to be considered an addiction. For many, at the root of this behavior is emotional stress, and focusing on their addiction is not what really matters, instead, we need to do something with the emotional stress that they are dealing with by seeking out addiction therapies and counseling.
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