According to the results from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 19.7 million adults in America (aged 12 or older) battled a substance use disorder, and 74% of those adults also struggled with an alcohol use disorder. When it comes to addiction recovery from drugs or alcohol, professional help is essential.
What is Medication Management?
There are many dangers associated with attempting to stop drugs or alcohol ‘cold turkey.’ When an individual has been abusing drugs or alcohol for a period of time, their body has developed a physical reliance on the drug. As a result, when the addicted individual tries to stop taking drugs or alcohol, their body has withdrawal symptoms. These withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening. For this reason, physicians recommend addicted individuals seek medication management for their recovery process. Medical professionals don’t recommend that individuals addicted to alcohol, opioids, or benzodiazepines, attempt to stop taking the substances ‘cold turkey.’ For those looking for medication management in Timonium, The Bergand Group is the top choice.
Medication management is the use of low-dosage medication to alleviate drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The process of medical management still supplies the body and brain with small doses of medication, allowing the body to adjust and minimizing the withdrawal symptoms. Medication is often continued throughout the recovery process, beyond the detox stage, to reduce withdrawal symptoms, minimize cravings, and reduce the risk of relapse.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine approves medical management as a process that serves to help the overall recovery process. Medical management is essential for individuals who also have co-occurring medical or mental health issues, when poly-drug abuse is a factor, and to reduce the risks associated with injection drug abuse. The Bergan Group has years of experience in offering medication management in Timonium.
Medication Management in Timonium: The Bergand Group
For individuals battling addiction, The Bergand Group offers medication management in Timonium. An addiction treatment physician and therapist work with the patient to prescribe the ideal treatment methods for their recovery. The Bergand Group physicians have the training and experience in medication management treatment and are certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
The professional and experienced staff at the Bergand Group ensure that each patient’s treatment plan is individualized to their specific needs. Offering treatment programs for every situation, the Bergand Group goal is to help each patient and family member reach an improvement in their mental, physical, and emotional well-being through evidenced-based practices. Contact us today.
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.