Addiction is a complicated disease that impacts an individual’s behavior and mental well being. The most powerful addiction treatment will address all of a patient’s needs: not just their substance abuse. An addiction commonly co-occurs with other psychiatric problems. One of the most effective ways to treat addiction is to participate in an addiction psychiatry program. For anyone searching for general and addiction psychiatry in Baltimore City, the Bergand Group is the optimal choice.
What is Addiction Psychiatry?
Psychiatrists can choose to specialize in a subfield within psychiatry. Addiction psychiatrists specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of people suffering from addiction. This can include addictions in substance abuse, alcohol, sex, food, and more.
An addiction psychiatrist has completed additional education, to better understand addiction, and it’s possible treatments. After medical school, the graduate participates in an addiction residency program within a hospital or clinic.
How Addiction Psychiatry Can Help
An individual battling addiction may be struggling with additional mental health problems. The addiction psychiatrist has the qualifications to handle a dual diagnosis, tackling the co-occurring psychological problems that occur along with the patient’s addiction. For a patient that is looking to overcome their addiction, an addiction psychiatry program is likely the best fit. Addiction psychiatry can also help with aftercare, helping the patient rebuild their self-esteem and learn to cope with stress healthily.
Depending on the co-occurring problems the patient is being treated for, the psychiatrist will recommend the optimal treatment program. An addiction psychiatry program will include both therapy and medical treatment options (if appropriate). This can include 12-step programs, group therapy, inpatient or outpatient programs.
For many people, inpatient programs offer the best chances for recovery. Patients are monitored 24-hours per day and receive constant support. Additionally, they can avoid potential pitfalls, such as spending time with old “friends” that still drink or use drugs.
General and Addiction Psychiatry in Baltimore City: The Bergand Group
The Bergand Group has been offering comprehensive general and addiction psychiatry in Baltimore City for years. Patients receive an individualized assessment for their addiction and are recommended the best program for treatment. Programs offered by the Bergand Group include intensive outpatient programs, outpatient detox, DUI and DWI education programs, group, family and individual therapy, medication management, and counseling. There is no reason to struggle alone anymore. Get the help you need today to get a fresh start. Contact the Bergand Group now.
About The Bergand Group
At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.