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Addiction Treatment

Our doctors assess, provide management, and prescribe medication assisted treatment to help patients get back to their desired lifestyle.

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What to expect

Assessment

Addiction is detrimental to the person and their loved ones. Patients can visit our provider for 1-on-1 consultation.

Appropriate

Treatment

Our providers will assess and find the appropriate treatment that fits and will also provide community resources for drug and abuse addiction.

Drug Abuse and Addiction Treatment

Free From Addiction

How It Starts

It starts with voluntarily taking a drug, and then it becomes a repetitive use that can lead to changes in the brain to interfere with self-control.

How It Happens

Taking drugs gives the brain a “rewarding” feeling or euphoric feeling by flooding the brain with dopamine. Dopamine surge gives the user a temporary pleasure that can lead to repetitive drug use.

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Jesus Romero's Story

“I am so sick and tired of being addicted to pain pills!” These were the words of Jesus Romero when he first came to Virtue Medical Group to See Dr. Tran around 2 years ago. At the time, Jesus had just checked into a drug rehab facility after an extensive history of being addicted to opioids. Unfortunately, Jesus sustained an injury while working in construction. Due to his injury, Jesus became dependent on opioids which quickly spiraled out of control and ultimately affected his relationships with his family and friends. After hitting rock bottom, Jesus stirred up the courage to check himself into rehab and connected with Virtue Medical Group and Dr. Tran for treatment with medication assisted therapy to detox off opioids.  

Jesus’s journey towards sobriety was not an easy one. There were numerous hurdles and setbacks, but Jesus was able to find the support from his family and friends to help him get through the difficult times. Jesus is now 2 years sober and on the path to re-gaining his life and freedom from his addiction. We are extremely happy for Jesus and glad to see that smile again!  

 

"Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles, and you have to change it."
Jamie Lee Curtis

What is Drug Addiction?

Drug addiction is a neurobiological disease that affects an individual’s brain and body by dopamine surge. Drug addiction is considered a neuro-linked disease because it can manipulate and change the brain’s neuron and circuits. Eventually, the individual cannot control the use of substance and will continue to seek different drugs to feel the dopamine surge. 

Illegal substances are:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Ecstasy
  • Hallucinogens
  • Meth
  • Bath Salt

Signs of Drug Addiction

Drug addicts exhibit numerous signs of drug abuse. Some of these signs may be distinguishable while others can be difficult to determine. Here are some general physical signs of addiction:

  • Dilated pupils or small pupils
  • Unkempt look
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Insomnia
  • Weight loss or weight gain

Drug abuse not only impacts a person’s physical state but also greatly affects their psychological state. Here are some psychological signs of addiction:

  • Anxiousness
  • Mood swings
  • Paranoia
  • Withdrawal from loved ones
  • Personality or attitude change
  • Lack of Motivation

What should I do next?

If you or someone that you love is addicted to drugs, seeking the appropriate treatment starts here. Virtue Medical Group providers are trained to assess, find the appropriate treatments, and provide community resources for drug and abuse addiction. Consult with our providers.

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