Medication assisted treatment is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapy for the treatment of substance use disorders. Center for Addiction Medicine provides individualized approach with one on one doctor care. This type of treatment has been shown to be effective in relapse prevention. MAT options include: Sublocaid injection, Zubsolv, Subutex (Buprenorphine), Suboxone film strips, Naltrexone (oral), Vivitrol injection, Antabuse, and Campral (acamprosate).
In many cases, addiction arises as a result of untreated underlying medical conditions. Substance abuse is a disease that often mask the symptoms of anxiety or panic disorders, making proper diagnosis difficult.
Those who suffer from some form of anxiety disorder often self-medicate. Many times, they turn to drugs or alcohol to treat the constant worry or fear that comes with anxiety and panic disorders.
A significantly high occurrence of co-morbidity occurs with anxiety disorders and substance abuse disorders. This overlap complicates proper psychiatric diagnosis and prolongs treatment. Doctors are often unable to diagnose the underlying anxiety disorder because symptoms are consistent with drug or alcohol use.
Dr. Levy and a team of clinicians works to discover these root illnesses that may prompt or worsen addictions. By treating underlying illnesses, Dr. Levy is better able to treat substance abuse and addiction.