Addiction Medicine

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Addiction Medicine

At Recovery Without Walls, we are proud to offer comprehensive, clinically sophisticated addiction medicine services. Our experienced team members provide care which assists in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of individuals who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Through innovative pharmacological intervention and integrative techniques, our staff help people struggling with an addiction to heroin, opioids, methamphetamine, alcohol, prescription stimulants, benzodiazepines, cocaine, inhalants, and many other licit and illicit drugs.

Addiction Medicine: A Primer

Addiction is defined as a treatable, progressive medical disease which can be chronic or relapsing in nature. It involves complex interactions among neural pathways, genetic predispositions, environmental factors, and an individual’s life experiences. People with this disorder misuse drugs or alcohol in a way that is compulsive, and they continue to do so in spite of significant, harmful consequences.

The category of addiction medicine has been formally recognized since 1990. Professionals in this field seek to aid patients in the identification and treatment of substance use disorders. In order to practice the subspecialty of addiction medicine, providers must meet three significant standards. They must possess an unrestricted, valid medical license, they must have graduated from an accredited medical school, and they must hold primary board certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Our Integrative Approach

At Recovery Without Walls, our specialists have extensive experience and advanced training for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of people with substance use disorders. This specialized knowledge has enabled Dr. Kornfeld and our other team members to develop highly effective addiction treatment modalities.

Because addiction is a disease which affects all areas of one’s life, it is crucial for treatment to address biological, psychological, and social factors which may contribute to ongoing substance use. Through nutritional support, psychotherapy, meditation, massage, exercise programming, and other modalities, our approach to addiction medicine truly heals the whole patient.

Revolutionary Pharmacology

With years of experience, our physicians are equipped to provide appropriate pharmacological intervention when clients are in need of assistance. At Recovery Without Walls, we prescribe safe, proven medications to resolve issues which include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Problematic ADD and ADHD pharmacology
  • Discontinuation of prescription stimulants
  • Alternative depression solutions
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety conditions
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychiatric difficulties associated with substance use
  • Discontinuation of benzodiazepines
  • Suboxone (buprenorphine) replacement therapy
  • Physician-directed detoxification

Break the cycle of addiction. If you think that Recovery Without Walls is a good match for yourself or someone you love, please contact us today.

Change Your Life Today

If you are interested in becoming a patient at our Mill Valley outpatient center, know that you are in the right hands. Addiction medicine is our specialty, and we provide comprehensive, evidence-based treatment to each person who walks through our doors. Please contact Recovery Without Walls today. We look forward to meeting you and providing support on your path to recovery.

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