SERVICES

 

OUTPATIENT DETOX

Treatment in the comfortable and supportive environment of our office

Making the decision to receive medical detox treatment is the first major decision to be made to help yourself on the road to recovery.  

One patient succinctly described his drug withdrawal as "the worst case of the flu and more."  Depending on the drug(s) you are using, there are a wide variety of withdrawal symptoms you can experience.  Examples of symptoms include, but are not limited to:  nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, muscle and joint pain, profuse sweating, anxiety, feeling down or depressed, and seizures.

Recovery begins with effective medical evidence-based detox treatments.  The treatments at our office will include the use of prescribed medications to relieve withdrawal symptoms.  Outpatient detox treatment at our office is available for qualified patients who are struggling with opioid, alcohol, and benzodiazepine substance use disorders.

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MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT

There are medications to help prevent relapse and maintain sobriety.  Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) is used for opioid use disorder and naltrexone (e.g. Vivitrol) can be used to treat either opioid use disorder or alcohol use disorder.

There are additional medications that can be used for the treatment of alcohol use disorder.

 

FAMILY CONSULTATIONS

Many times, family members are at a loss for what to do for their loved one's addiction.

"What should we do?"

"Where do we begin?"

"Who can help us?"

"What's involved in detox and recovery?"

"How can we help to prevent a relapse, and promote and maintain sobriety?"

The addicted family member may sometimes feel ashamed, embarrassed or "feeling too sick" to seek help on their own.  The "extra push" and support offered by the family can sometimes be the key factor in having the family member get motivated to obtain treatment.

 

PARENT CONSULTATIONS

Is your child going down the wrong path with alcohol or other substance use issues?

Our office can see you privately to address and assess your parental concerns.

 

ADVOCACY

"No person is an island." 

Here's how we can help:

 

Our office helps you develop a meaningful and practical plan to help prevent relapse and maintain sobriety.  Once you start to feel better, you are then in a better position to choose from one of the various treatment modalities available to aid in this goal.  These may include additional medications, inpatient rehab, intensive outpatient rehab, partial hospitalization, individual counseling, group counseling, self-help groups (such as AA or NA), nutritional guidance and physical fitness programs.  We can help you choose the optimal course of treatment for your long-term recovery.  You may also need to establish with a primary care provider, psychiatrist or mental health professional if indicated.

 

EDUCATION

Our office provides a focused educational experience regarding the different aspects of addiction.

This experience is both patient-focused and informative for family members and friends.

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS CONSULTATIONS FOR ADDICTIONS

Addiction devastates the body, mind and spirit.

We can help you develop a focused plan for recovery regarding diet, nutrition, exercise and "all-around" self-care.

 

PHYSICIAN/MEDICAL PROVIDER CONSULTATIONS

If your primary care provider or specialist needs an assessment regarding substance use concerns, they can refer you to our office for an evaluation.

 

© 2019 by Andrews Institute for Addiction Treatment, LLC

4125 West Ridge Road, Erie, Pennsylvania 16506

www.addictionmedicinedoc.com

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