ADDICTION MEDICINE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Contemporary Medicine Associates specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders. Founded over 25 years ago by Dr. Eugene Degner, MD, a pioneer in the medical treatment of alcoholics and addicts, we proudly carry on his legacy. Our doctors, nurses and mental health professionals expertly treat patients and their families at any stage of addiction and/or recovery in a caring and non-judgmental environment. We also specialize in providing medical and other related services, including individual and family therapy, for patients with mental health conditions (such as depression, trauma and anxiety). Contact us to make an appointment for a confidential assessment and consultation.
WHAT IS ADDICTION MEDICINE?
Addiction medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) and other addictions. It is a multidisciplinary field that involves the use of medical, behavioral, and social approaches to help patients overcome their addictions and achieve long-term recovery.
Addiction medicine practitioners may include addiction medicine physicians, addiction psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals who specialize in addiction treatment. They work with patients to develop personalized treatment plans that may include medication-assisted treatment (MAT), counseling, behavioral therapies, and support groups.
In addition to treating SUDs, addiction medicine also encompasses the treatment of other addictive behaviors such as gambling, internet addiction, and compulsive eating. It also involves educating patients and their families about addiction and the importance of ongoing support and treatment to maintain long-term recovery.