Alcohol & Opioid Addiction Psychiatry in Colorado Springs
Achieve Whole Recovery offers Adult Psychiatry Services (ages 18 and up) for individuals struggling with their mental health as well as Child Psychiatry Services (ages 4 to 18). Our physicians and physician assistants work together to determine the best approach to achieve whole-body wellness. In addition to our alcohol and opioid addiction psychiatry, we have experience working with individuals who exhibit a wide range of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, anger, post-traumatic stress, obsessions/compulsions, panic, mania, psychosis, and personality disorders. Our providers tailor their approach to each individual, and they endeavor to provide you with the tailored service that you deserve
Psychiatry for Behavioral Health & MAT
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral health services. As a doctor, a psychiatrist can help with medical treatments for issues such as alcohol and opioid addiction. Psychiatrists are trained to diagnose mental illness and to prescribe the necessary medications. When someone is recovering from addiction, a substance use psychiatrist may choose to utilize Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT), prescribing and monitoring the appropriate medications to aid in substance abuse recovery.
While therapists provide counseling or talk therapy for addiction recovery, psychiatrists deal with the medical side of recovery. The two disciplines support each other, often providing better results together than either would alone.
Alcohol and Opioid addiction psychiatry has a wide range of benefits, as people who suffer from addiction may experience other psychiatric disorders as well. Those who abuse alcohol or opioids often develop issues including depression, anxiety, or PTSD. They also are at risk of developing other substance abuse disorders, such as a dependence on stimulants or cannabis. These comorbidities sometimes resolve themselves when the patient stops using the substance and overcomes withdrawal, but, in some cases, they can persist. In fact, for some, these psychiatric comorbidities may have been a problem before the substance abuse started. Regardless of their source, psychiatric services paired with Medication Assisted Therapy merge to address behavioral health from a comprehensive standpoint, acknowledging that patients who experience other psychiatric diagnoses may find it even more difficult to recover from addiction. The most effective treatment for addiction recovery will address these other issues as well as the addiction, itself.
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