Did you know that over 20 million Americans are struggling with addiction? That number is alarming, especially when you consider it continues to rise each year. Fortunately, Psyhance can help make a difference. We offer comprehensive telepsychiatry services that can provide medical assistance and find long-term solutions for those with addiction.
Our team of mental health professionals can leverage innovative and integrative psychiatry treatments to resolve any underlying conditions, which could be making addiction worse. Most importantly, we are here to support individuals and their families by providing guidance and emotional growth. With Psyhance, anyone who is battling addiction has a way out and the opportunity to build a better future.
Causes and Risk Factors for Addiction
Addiction often starts with a single choice, which then spirals into an inability to control impulsive behavior. But why do some people become addicted while others don’t? The answer is complex and depends on several factors. However, targeting these causes and risk factors is also the key to treatment of addiction. At Psyhance, we practice integrative psychiatry, ensuring that the causes of your addiction are identified and eliminated in a proper fashion.
Research suggests that genetics is one of the most important factors in determining whether someone becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol. Studies have shown that certain genetic mutations can make it harder for people to resist cravings or avoid risky behaviors.
For instance, the A1 form (allele) of the dopamine receptor gene DRD2 is more common in people addicted to alcohol, cocaine, and opioids. Additionally, people who have family members who suffer from addiction are more likely to develop an addiction themselves. This could be due to both genetic and environmental factors.
It is important to consider environmental factors when looking at why people become addicted. Factors such as poverty, peer pressure, trauma, or mental health issues can all contribute to addiction.
People who grow up in environments where drug use is normalized may be more likely to try drugs or alcohol themselves. Additionally, if someone experiences a traumatic event or suffers from untreated mental illness, they may turn to drugs or alcohol as a form of self-medication—which can quickly spiral into an addiction.
There are many risk factors associated with developing an addiction, including age (the younger you are when you start using drugs or alcohol, the higher your risk), gender (men are more likely than women to become addicted), and mental health (people with pre-existing mental illnesses may be more prone to becoming addicted). Additionally, if someone has easy access to drugs or alcohol, such as living in an area where substance abuse is rampant, they may be at greater risk of developing an addiction.
Treatment of Addiction at Psyhance
It is possible to turn the tide on addiction! With integrative and holistic psychiatric care, treatment of addiction can be incredibly successful. This form of therapy takes a multifaceted approach, combining different types of treatments to create a targeted plan for each patient. This integrative form of therapy gives a comprehensive plan that sets up patients for success in the long-term.
At Psyhance, our team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals understand the nuances of all different forms of addiction. We work closely with you, on a deeper level, to develop and implement an individualized treatment plan while incorporating integrative care as a core principle in treating all types of addiction. Our approach combines evidenced-based medical knowledge with synergistic functional medicine, traditional psychiatric care, and modern integrative care to help treat all forms of addiction. Together we will develop an effective and long-lasting treatment plan.
Our integrative psychiatric treatments include:
- Dedicated time to listening – we offer a minimum 60 minutes initial appointment and 30 minute follow ups to each of our patients
- Bio-feedback therapy
- Medication management – including Suboxone
- Genetic testing
- Organic addiction supplements
Addiction Treatment Center in White Plains, NY
At Psyhance in White Plains, New York, integrative and innovative psychiatry is the cornerstone of our approach to addiction recovery. Our experienced and licensed professionals will work hand-in-hand with you to create and implement a treatment plan that suits your lifestyle and helps you break out of your addictive habits. We understand that when it comes to mental health services, cookie-cutter treatments are not an option. So, no matter the type of addiction you are facing, our highly trained team will provide you with quality medical and psychiatric attention that is catered for your individual needs.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started or request an appointment today to start your journey. Feel free to take advantage our partnered discount of our curated products for your mental health and well-being needs.