According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 130 Americans die every day from an overdose of legal or illegal opioids. Addiction to alcohol, tobacco, and other substances can also have devastating consequences for your emotional and physical health. The skilled team at Ferguson Family Medicine in Mesa, Arizona, provides customized addiction services that can help end your dependency on substances and set you on the path to long-term recovery. If you’re ready to break the cycle of addiction, call the office to schedule a confidential consultation, or make an appointment online.

Addiction Services Q & A

What are addiction services?

When you suffer from addiction, sometimes called substance use disorder, you aren’t able to control your use of substances like alcohol, opioids, illegal drugs, or tobacco. Addiction services at Ferguson Family Medicine are personalized treatment programs that can help you end your dependency on substances and regain control of your life.

The compassionate and experienced providers at Ferguson Family Medicine customize evidence-based treatment options that lead to long-term physical and emotional recovery from addiction.

How do I know if I need addiction services?

Sometimes it’s hard for people to recognize that they have a substance use disorder. Addiction affects your brain’s cognitive reasoning, and unfortunately, there are stigmas around addiction that can make you feel ashamed of your dependency. But, there’s no shame in seeking help, and addiction services can help you cope with difficult emotions as you regain control over your substance use.

It may be time to consider addiction services if you recognize the following signs in yourself or a family member:

  • Inability to control the amount or frequency of your substance use
  • Failed attempts to stop using the substance
  • Needing more and more of the substance
  • Spending a lot of time and money obtaining the substance
  • Engaging in risky behavior, such as driving, while under the influence

If you continue to abuse substances even when doing so has negative consequences for your work, personal relationships, or physical health, you may need treatment for addiction.

How is addiction treated?

The caring experts at Ferguson Family Medicine begin with a comprehensive evaluation, which includes a review of your health history, a physicaccl examination, and an assessment of your mental and emotional health. Your provider then creates a recovery plan based on your individual needs. 

Depending on the type of substance you use, your overall health, your lifestyle, and other factors, your personalized recovery plan may include:

  • Prescription medications
  • Treatment of substance-related medical conditions
  • Behavioral counseling 
  • Individual or group therapy
  • A long-term follow-up plan

The physicians at Ferguson Family Medicine have extensive experience treating opioid use disorders with Suboxone. This prescription medication helps to minimize withdrawal symptoms while you detox from opioids. When your body is no longer physically addicted to opioids, your provider helps you wean off of Suboxone.

Don’t hesitate to seek help for addiction. Call Ferguson Family Medicine to schedule a confidential consultation, or make an appointment online today.