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2nd Chance Treatment Center

Addiction Medicine & Psychiatrists located throughout the greater Phoenix, AZ area

Addiction is a complex medical issue that affects millions of Americans. If you suffer from an addiction, it’s important that you get the treatment you need to recover. The experienced team at 2nd Chance throughout the greater Phoenix, Arizona area, are addiction specialists who offer a comprehensive program for opioid and alcohol use disorder. To learn more about the available programs for your addiction, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Addiction Q & A

What is addiction?

An addiction is a chronic, complex disease that affects the functioning of your brain and body. Addiction affects more than 40 million Americans and is more prevalent than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined.

The substance you’re addicted to alters the wiring in your brain, which causes a compulsive need for the substance that affects your behavior. Over time, you develop a tolerance to the substance, which means you need to take more to get the same effects.  

Your addiction affects your physical, mental, and emotional health. It can also damage relationships and cause you to disregard your responsibilities.

How do I know I have an addiction?

You may or may not know you have an addiction. Your friends and family may point out that you’re acting differently, which may provide some clues that the substance you’re addicted to controls your life.

Symptoms that indicate an addiction include:

  • Uncontrollable cravings for the substance
  • Inability to complete usual tasks or responsibilities
  • You’ve developed a tolerance and suffer from withdrawal symptoms if you try to stop using
  • Engaging in risky behavior

If these symptoms describe you or someone you love, the team at 2nd Chance can help.

What treatments can help with my addiction?

The team at 2nd Chance offers a comprehensive outpatient program to manage opioid and alcohol use disorder. Your personal treatment plan depends on the substance you’re addicted to and any co-occurring disorders.

However, to help you successfully recover from your addiction, the specialists use a combination of medication and behavioral therapy. Studies show that the use of medication along with outpatient therapy is critical for a successful recovery from addiction and to prevent relapse.

The specialists at 2nd Chance also spend a lot of time helping you understand that your addiction is a disease that requires medical management. Like many, you may feel that your addiction is your fault, but it’s not. Once you understand the biological mechanisms behind your addiction, you can better understand the benefits of your treatment.

The specialists provide you with any additional resources you need to succeed in your everyday life.

To get help for your addiction, call 2nd Chance today or request an appointment online.