Psychiatry Services

Alcohol & Opioid Addiction Psychiatry in Westminster

Achieve Whole Recovery offers Adult Psychiatry Services for individuals 18 and up who are struggling with their mental health along with Child Psychiatry Services for those aged 4 to 18. Our experienced physicians and physician assistants work in tandem to find the best approach for you to achieve whole-body wellness and offer some of the best Westminster alcohol and opioid addition psychiatry. In addition to this expert alcohol and opioid addiction psychiatry, Achieve Whole Recovery is also experienced helping those suffering from heightened anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, panic, mania, anger, psychosis, obsessions/compulsions, and personality disorders. Our understanding providers tailor their approach to the unique history and needs of each individual, and strive to provide you with the dedicated, specialized service that you deserve.

Psychiatry for Behavioral Health & MAT

Psychiatrists are medical doctors which specialize in treating those in need of mental, emotional, and behavioral health services. Psychiatrists are also trained help with medical treatments for issues like alcohol and opioid addiction and can diagnose a mental illness and prescribe whatever medication is necessary in treating the illness. Those recovering from addiction can seek out a substance use psychiatrist who may utilize Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT), a process in which the psychiatrist prescribes and monitors appropriate medications with the aim of aiding their patients substance abuse recovery.

Unlike therapists, who provide only talk therapy for addiction recovery or counseling services, psychiatrists deal with the medical side of the recovery process. The two disciplines support each other and often will produce better results when done together than either would on its own.

Achieve Whole Recovery’s Westminster alcohol and opioid addition psychiatry services are only a call away – contact us today to get on your path to recovery for a more healthy, happy life.

Psychiatric Comorbidities

 Our Westminster alcohol and opioid addiction psychiatry comes with a wide range of benefits and can also help with the psychiatric issues like depression, PTSD, anxiety, and more that those who abuse alcohol or opioids may have developed during their substance usage. These individuals are also at a significant risk of developing other substance abuse disorders, namely a dependency on certain stimulants or cannabis. Theis presence of two or more addictions or psychiatric issues, called comorbidities, may sometimes resolve themselves if an individual stops using the substance and overcomes withdrawal, but this is not always the case and the other conditions may still persist. Additionally, these psychiatric comorbidities unfortunately may have been an issue prior to their substance abuse started. Regardless, Westminster alcohol and opioid addiction psychiatry services alongside Medication Assisted Therapy create better outcomes and will be an effective and comprehensive means to address behavioral health. This partnership is highly effective, as it acknowledges patients who experience other psychiatric diagnoses can find it more difficult to recover from addiction and it addresses the others issues in addition to the addiction itself.

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Buprenorphine is one of the medicines utilized in MAT that works well for people with opioid addiction.  Buprenorphine limits a user’s “high” by attaching to receptors in the brain and blocking the effects of more dangerous opioids like heroin.  Buprenorphine can be used to relieve opioid cravings that sabotage recovery and often feel more in control of the medicine because of the inability to get “high.”  Buprenorphine is taken daily as an oral medicine that absorbs in the mouth or as a monthly shot called Sublocade.


Naltrexone is an alternative treatment for those addicted to opioids, as well as those with addiction to alcohol.  Naltrexone blocks opioid receptors in the brain entirely so that dangerous opioids like heroin have no effect.  Naltrexone also provides control of cravings.  Natlrexone can be taken daily as an oral medicine or as a monthly long-acting shot called Vivitrol.