What is addiction?
Addiction occurs when someone uses a substance like drugs or alcohol to much, or participates in an activity like gambling or gaming to the point where it causes significant problems in their life. In some cases, people struggling with addiction may also suffer from anxiety, depression, or other mental health conditions.
Addictions that Geode clinicians successfully treat
Alcohol use disorder is characterized by a pattern of alcohol consumption that leads to significant impairment or distress. People with alcohol use disorder may have difficulty controlling their alcohol intake and may continue to drink despite the negative consequences.
Treatment for alcohol use disorder typically involves a combination of therapy, medications, and support groups.
Substance abuse is a pattern of using drugs or alcohol that results in negative consequences. It can cause problems at work, school, and in relationships—and can also lead to addiction. Substance misuse and addiction can trigger mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety, or it can make existing conditions even worse.
At Geode Health, our providers work with patients on personalized treatment plans for substance abuse and addiction, which can include a combination of therapy, medication, and support groups.
Smoking addiction is characterized by an intense craving for cigarettes and difficulty quitting smoking even when there are negative consequences. People with smoking addiction often have difficulty controlling their behavior and may smoke even when they know it is bad for them.
Treatment for smoking addiction typically involves a combination of therapy and medications, such as nicotine replacement therapy or prescription medications. Behavioral therapy can help individuals develop coping skills and strategies to manage cravings and triggers, while medications can help reduce withdrawal symptoms and nicotine cravings.
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