Addiction is a recognized medical condition that requires specialized treatment intervention. Most people with drug addiction also struggle with mental health issues. We are trained in this area of dual-diagnosis specialized care.
Here at Adroitahealth Center for Clinical Psychiatric Neuroscience, we focus only on two of the most common forms of Addiction Treatment: Nicotine and Alcohol. We are dedicated to helping every patient find success through Nicotine Replacement Therapy and medication to quit smoking. As for alcohol addiction, we offer medication based alcoholism treatment to maximize the chances of sobriety and ensure success over addiction.
Dr. Pandian has been certified by the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) which was founded in 1992 to advance the science and practice of clinical psychopharmacology.
What is Psychopharmacology?
Psychopharmacology is the study of use of medications in treating mental health illnesses or behavioral disorders. A person who is specialized in clinical psychopharmacology is referred to as a clinical psychopharmacologist. Clinical psychopharmacologists have better understanding on certain scientific principles such as what the body does to medication (pharmacokinetics) and what medication does to the body (pharmacodynamics).
We understand that you have probably tried to stop smoking on your own, but it is rare to stop on your first attempt — especially if you try to do it without help. You are much more likely to stop if you use medications and counseling, which have both been proven effective, especially in combination.
Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death in the U.S. We are dedicated to helping you improve your health immediately and increase your life expectancy by helping you through the process to completely quit smoking.
We specialize in many treatment options for nicotine dependence including nicotine replacement therapy and non-nicotine medications. Both of these options are approved as safe and effective and may be combined based on individual circumstances.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy: This method provides you with the nicotine without the addition of other chemicals found in tobacco smoke. Nicotine replacement therapy includes products such as nicotine patches, gum, nasal spray, and inhaler. These products are designed to help relieve difficult withdrawal symptoms and cravings in order to first reduce smoking and then stop smoking altogether.
Non-Nicotine Medications: There are medications that can assist with nicotine dependence which do not contain any nicotine. These may include specific antidepressants as well as brain receptor medications such as Chantix. These medications work by altering the brain chemistry to reduce the needs, cravings, and withdrawal symptoms that are common when you stop smoking.
When alcohol consumption becomes more than just a drink, it is time to seek professional help to understand more about this addictive disease and how to treat it. Alcohol abuse is not cured, but it can be treated and managed throughout your life. We offer a professional and comprehensive outpatient program which helps you to move past with alcoholism treatment to lead a productive, happy life. Our effective program is catered to your individual needs and may include medication, counseling, and support groups.
We incorporate the latest advancements in the medical community and provide the most up-to-date care in a professional and inviting setting to make you feel comfortable and empowered.
There are several medications that have been FDA approved as safe and effective in treating alcoholism. One group of medication is designed to help alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal; the second group is aimed at curbing future cravings.
Cravings and Maintenance Medication (antidipsotropic medication): To help with the long-term treatment of alcoholism, medications can be used to prevent craving and relapse. These medications include Disulfiram (Antabuse), Naltrexone (Revia), Acamprosate (Campral) and Vivitrol (Injectable Naltrexone). These medications work in specific ways to deter alcohol. We can help each individual patient to find the medication combination that will be the most effective in successfully obtaining lifetime sobriety.
Opioid Dependence (Narcotic and Heroin Addiction)
We don’t offer chemical dependency treatment for narcotic, heroin, or pain medication addiction. We don’t Offer Methadone or Buprenorphine (Suboxone) Treatment. Please review our resources page to get appropriate help.