OUR COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH
ADDICTION CO-EXISTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS
Commonly, people with substance abuse issues have underlying psychiatric problems that they are trying to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. Conversely, opiates, alcohol, amphetamines, and other substances can cause problems like depression, anxiety, and even psychosis. Looking for and treating these conditions is crucial for sustainable, healthy sobriety. At Walnut Creek, our extensive psychiatric experience means that patients get the treatment they need for the whole range of interconnected problems they may be experiencing.
PHARMACEUTICAL AIDS CAN HELP SOBRIETY
In adition to the traditional approach of substituting people and social support for the addictive substance, there are several new medications FDA approved for treating drug and alcohol cravings and aiding with sobriety. We assess each individual to see if one of these drugs, such as naltrexone, acamprosate, or vivitrol (extended-release naltrexone) injections might be helpful.