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Addiction Specialist

Integrated Premier Group Specialty -  - Primary Care

Integrated Premier Group Specialty

Primary Care Practice & Podiatry located in Tempe, AZ

Addiction may cause you to continue using a harmful substance despite causing social, physical, and occupational problems. Integrated Premier Group Specialty in Tempe, Arizona, offers in-person, mobile, and telehealth treatments for adults struggling with addiction. To learn more and regain control of your life, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Addiction Q & A

What is addiction?

Addiction, or substance use disorder, is a complex disease that affects your brain and behavior, leading to the uncontrollable use of legal or illegal drugs. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) recognizes 10 separate classes of drugs that may cause addiction, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Cannabis
  • Hallucinogens
  • Inhalants
  • Tobacco
  • Opioids, such as prescription pain relievers
  • Sedatives, such as benzodiazepines
  • Stimulants, such as amphetamines
  • Other or unknown substances

When taken excessively, these drugs activate the reward system in your brain to the point where you may neglect normal activities, including work and personal relationships, in order to use the substance. The Integrated Premier Group Specialty team works with all types of addiction and develops an individualized treatment plan to help you regain control over your life.

How does addiction affect my mental health?

Drug addiction can be harmful to all aspects of your life, including your mental health and well-being. Substance use disorder often co-occurs with another mental health condition, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Insomnia

In some cases, substance use may begin as an attempt to reduce symptoms of an underlying problem. For example, you may use alcohol to alleviate social anxiety symptoms or take a sedative to cope with insomnia. Other times, mental health problems may be a result of substance use disorder.

What treatment options are available for addiction?

The Integrated Premier Group Specialty takes a collaborative approach to addiction psychiatry. The team works in partnership with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to reduce your specific symptoms. 

Depending on your needs, treatment for substance use disorder may include:

Lifestyle changes

Adopting healthy habits can improve your mood and mental health. Eating healthy foods, getting regular exercise, getting plenty of sleep, and keeping stress levels low can help you combat addiction.

Medication management

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for addiction can ease the symptoms of withdrawal and reduce the risk of relapse. Your provider can prescribe the most appropriate medication for your needs, which may include SUBOXONE® treatment for opioid addiction or anti-craving medications to reduce the desire for addictive drugs.

Counseling

Behavior therapy is a form of counseling, or psychotherapy, that helps you develop strategies to cope with drug cravings. Your provider may provide counseling directly or recommend another therapist or support group. 

To make the recovery process as easy as possible, Integrated Premier Group Specialty offers services in-office, through their mobile unit, or via telehealth.

For highly individualized addiction treatment, call Integrated Premier Group Specialty or request an appointment online today. 

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