Atlanta Addiction Treatment Doctors
Around 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, which can put their health and lives at risk. Fortunately, with personalized addiction treatment, you can experience a full recovery. At Real Health Medical in Roswell, Georgia, Rhett Bergeron, MD, and his team use integrative and functional medicine in outpatient addiction treatment programs to help you detox and change your health and your life for good. Call Real Health Medical to schedule a consultation for personalized outpatient addiction treatment.
Real Health Medical Outpatient Addiction Treatment Services
Unlike many outpatient addiction treatment centers, Real Health Medical provides highly personalized services, combining functional and integrative addiction therapies. We offer:
- Alcohol addiction treatment
- Narcotic addiction treatment
- Benzodiazepine addiction treatment
- Heroin addiction treatment
- Cocaine addiction treatment
- And other outpatient addiction treatment services
What Makes our Addiction Treatment Services Different?
Our team begins with extensive testing to assess your biochemistry, neurotransmitter, and nutritional status. Once our provider understands your needs, he or she creates your medically-directed outpatient addiction treatment plan.
Depending on your needs, your treatment plan might include IV NAD therapy to detox your body and restore your optimal body function.
Our Professional Outpatient Addiction Help Improves Overall Wellbeing
Your treatment plan is designed to reduce withdrawal symptoms and eliminate your cravings. Your provider can help reduce brain fog and improve your mood, cognitive function, energy, sleep, and overall sense of wellbeing.
The team at Real Health Medical also helps you maintain long-term success with accountability and coaching. Additionally, outpatient addiction treatment at Real Health Medical doesn’t rely on pharmaceuticals like Suboxone® or Subutex®.
Integrative Addiction Therapy in Roswell
Although our Atlanta offices is in Roswell, we often see patients from outside of these areas for help with their addictions. Our functional approach to addiction and detoxification usually involves one or more of the following therapies:
- Amino Acid & Neurotransmitter Balancing Treatments
- N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) Antioxidants
- Hormone Optimization Therapy
- NAD Amino Acid Therapy
- Phospholipid Therapy (PK Protocol)
- Orthomolecular Nutritional Psychiatry
- Drug Desensitization
- Life Coaching
- Pastoral Coaching
- Stress Release, Trauma Resolution
What is Addiction?
Addiction is a brain disorder that causes intense and compulsive urges to use a substance like drugs or alcohol. While medical researchers don’t know why some people develop an addiction and others don’t, studies show that people who have an addiction develop differences in the parts of their brain that regulate impulse control and decision making.
Why Addiction Treatment & Therapy is Important
Addictive prescription medications and recreational drugs alter brain chemistry and can cause lasting damage. This results in or worsens neurological and psychological conditions such as emotional emptiness, cravings, withdrawal symptoms, difficulty in thinking and memory, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. And these can remain problems even after the medications and drugs are no longer used.
When to Speak to a Doctor for Addiction Treatment
As with many illnesses, the earlier you start treatment, the better. Some of the warning signs of addiction include:
- Feeling frequent and intense urges to use a substance
- Continuing to use a substance despite increasingly negative consequences
- Needing more of the substance to feel the same effects
- Trying and failing to stop using the drug
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, and you’re ready to regain control of your life and health, contact the team at Real Health Medical to set up an appointment with one of our Atlanta outpatient addiction doctors and learn about your treatment options.
More About Real Health Medical’s Approach to Addiction Recovery
With decades of experience treating addiction, our Atlanta functional medicine doctors have developed a unique treatment plan that focuses on the neurological factors of addiction. Learn more about our Brain Recovery Protocol below.
Brain Restoration Therapy
Our outpatient addiction treatment specialists use a Brain Recovery Protocol which incorporates amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to correct nutritional deficiencies, balance brain chemistry (neurotransmitters), and detoxify the chemical residues of drugs. It specifically supports the healing of the areas of the brain damaged by exposure to these agents.
The Brain Recovery Protocol consists of IV therapy over 5-10 days, oral nutritional supplementation, and, if needed, techniques that enable a person to identify and reverse the effects of stress on brain chemistry.
The IV therapy allows for the continuous delivery of relatively high amounts of nutrients in order to “bathe” the altered and damaged nervous system in the nutrients needed to stimulate or promote this healing process.
Customized Outpatient Addiction Treatment Near You
Specific formulas are determined based on each patient’s history. Patients who are currently using addictive medications or recreational drugs will require 10-12 days of treatment. Whereas patients who are not currently requiring medications or using recreational drugs, but struggle with cravings or suffer from the damaging effects on the body, will typically need 5 days of treatment.
Patients experience only mild detox and withdrawal symptoms. Natural medications or remedies are used to prevent and control symptoms. Cravings usually resolve in 1-3 days.
By the end of the treatment period, most patients notice calmness, mental clarity, improved sleep and energy, and elimination of depression and anxiety.
The maintenance part of the protocol will maintain this state of well-being, promote continued healing over months, and prevent recurrence of cravings. It consists of oral nutritional supplements and IV boosters every month for 4 months.*
*Real Health Medical Clinic also recommends ongoing counseling to make sure any patterns that led to the addiction are not repeated. We can recommend counselors trained in addressing addiction issues.
Contact Our Brain Restoration Clinic
Patients who are truly ready to be free of addictive medications and drugs and who complete the program will succeed at healing the brain. They will actually experience a sense of well-being and energy – cravings will be eliminated, and anxiety, depression, and insomnia will be resolved or greatly improved. The Brain Recovery Protocol can help you get your life back and be drug free.
For more information and to set up an appointment, please contact our Roswell office by phone or fill out a form. We look forward to serving you and assisting you on your road to recovery.