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Addiction Treatment

Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine located in Boise, ID

Addiction Treatment services offered in Boise, ID

Addiction treatment can help you through the unpleasant withdrawal phase and regain control of your life. Compassionate nurse practitioners Scott Lane, FNP-C, Sean Leonard, PMHNP-BC, and their team at NuGen Wellness Center in Boise, Idaho, offer expert addiction treatments that make the process less painful and distressing. Call the NuGen Wellness Center team to learn more about succeeding with addiction treatment, or book an appointment online today.

Addiction Treatment Q & A

What is addiction treatment?

Addiction treatment helps you overcome the challenges of quitting a substance you depend on. Drug addictions the NuGen Wellness Center team treats include:

  • Opiates such as fentanyl and oxycontin
  • Stimulants like methamphetamine
  • Sedatives such as benzodiazepines
  • Alcohol

If you take these substances regularly, your body becomes so used to them that it reacts violently if you suddenly stop. These withdrawal effects, which include nausea and vomiting, pain, sweating, shaking, cravings, and disorientation, make it hard for people to quit even when they desperately want to.

The NuGen Wellness Center team uses approved drug addiction treatment programs like medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT programs combine talking therapies and medication to help you manage withdrawal and live without your chosen drug.

What role does medication play in addiction treatment?

Medications help reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms. The NuGen Wellness Center team uses Suboxone®, which contains buprenorphine. This drug decreases cravings and reduces your physical dependency on the drug you misuse.

Suboxone also contains naloxone. This drug prevents you from suffering adverse effects after an overdose.

Psychotherapy and behavior therapies are also vital for a successful recovery from addiction, fulfilling many important functions.

How does psychotherapy help with addiction treatment?

Your therapist at NuGen Wellness Center can use different types of talk therapy for various purposes. For instance, cognitive behavioral therapy gives you practical tools to make daily life easier. In contrast, in-depth individual psychotherapy uncovers and analyzes the experiences and memories that led to an addiction.

Your therapist helps you identify the triggers that make you crave your chosen drug and learn how to manage these cravings successfully. They also offer advice and support to help you avoid a relapse. Sometimes, just telling a trusted therapist about your problems can be enough to overcome a difficult patch during your addiction treatment.

Successful addiction treatment typically has a network of support. You might want to involve your family or close friends in therapy so they can better help you. You could also attend group therapy sessions, where you share your experiences with others undergoing addiction treatment.

If you have an addiction or are worried about a loved one and want to learn how addiction treatment can help, call the NuGen Wellness Center team or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool today.