COVID-19 Statement About Addiction Recovery
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Addiction Recovery At Certus
At Certus we are a “Stigma-Free Zone”, you can come to us with peace-of-mind in knowing no one will stand in judgment of you. When you are ready to accept help for addiction to drugs or alcohol, know that Certus is here to help you with medical and consultative support.
Our team of treatment specialists includes our psychiatrist, Dr. Kohl, who is board certified in Addiction Medicine, and our Professional Counselor who is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. Certus is here to provide the best treatment options possible for you and your recovery. We understand that addiction is a serious, chronic and compulsive disease process that makes stopping the use of certain addictive substances very challenging. Long-term or repeated care is most successful in ceasing use.
At Certus, our treatment goals for recovery include:
- Helping you to stop using the substance
- Working with you to stay drug and/or alcohol-free
- Developing strategies to establish or increase productivity at work, in the family and in society
- Relapse prevention is a cognitive-behavioral approach to relapse with the goal of identifying and preventing high-risk situations.
Our treatment methods include:
- Psychiatric & Addiction Specialist Assessment
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Psychoeducation Classes (including cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy)
- Family therapy when necessary
Through CARP, we offer the following treatment options, and each one is tailored to the patient’s individual needs:
- Alcohol: FDA approved medications for treating alcohol addiction that have shown promise in clinical trials include Naltrexone (Revia) and Acamprosate (Campral). We also prescribe Vivitrol by injection for patients who are interested in a longer acting treatment option.
- Substance Abuse: Acting on the same targets as heroin and morphine, buprenorphine suppresses withdrawal symptoms and relieves cravings. Buprenorphine (Suboxone and Zubsolv), and Naltrexone (Vivitrol) may also be used to treat opioid addiction. All of these medications can help patients reduce drug-seeking behaviors and help them be more open to therapeutic interventions, such as classes, and individual and group therapy.
- Tobacco: Nicotine, found in all tobacco products, is a highly addictive drug that acts in the brain and throughout the body. Nicotine addiction replacement therapies have several forms, including patches, spray, gum, and lozenges. The FDA has approved two prescription medications for nicotine addiction: Buproprion (Zyban) and varenicline (Chantix). We may also prescribe nicotine patches.
- Co-Occurring Conditions: Other medications are available to treat possible mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety, that may be contributing to the patient’s addiction.