Drug and Alcohol Detox and Addiction Treatment
It’s not unusual for people to turn to drugs or alcohol when life becomes overwhelming. It may seem like an easy way to cope with stress and many of life’s problems. But these substances can quickly become problems of their own and cause your life to spin out of control.
Medically supervised, in-home detox can help. It offers a compassionate, confidential alternative to high-end addiction rehab facilities. Dr. Raymond Zakhari, NP at Metro Medical Direct uses medication-assisted addiction therapy to help you or a loved one get off alcohol or drugs, including addictions to opioids and benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety medications).
Treatment typically involves a combined approach of medications and intensive psychotherapy (two sessions per week with secure text message support).
For example, naltrexone (Vivitrol®), which comes in tablet and long-acting injection form, and other pharmaceuticals can help reduce a person’s dependence on alcohol or drugs by preventing the pain relief and euphoria that come with certain substances like opioids. Suboxone®, which consists of buprenorphine and naloxone, can ease withdrawal symptoms while preventing abuse.
Recovery maintenance therapy offers the highest success rates. This includes how to make healthier choices and strengthening coping mechanisms in order to prevent a relapse after detox.
Other unwanted behaviors can also be addressed, such as compulsive or unhealthy gambling, shopping, smoking, and other habits that may have gotten out of control.
Drug and Alcohol In-Home Detox
Don’t put off asking for help any longer. Contact Dr. Raymond Zakhari, NP, at Metro Medical Direct by calling (917) 484-2709 or request an appointment now.