Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a deadly disease.
Addiction to drugs and alcohol does not discriminate.
Addiction to drugs and alcohol can affect anyone, at any point during their lifetime.
Nobody would argue that a diagnosis of cancer should be treated as quickly and effectively as possible, in order to increase the chances of successful remission for the affected individual.
Addiction in no different.
Substance use disorders are a leading cause of death, incarceration, hospitalizations, motor vehicle crashes, and numerous medical complications such as hepatitis C and HIV.
I am passionate about recovery, and strive to help each of my patients achieve their own. Recovery from substance use disorders is a lifelong journey which begins with education, medical optimization, and accountability.
"No one need die without the chance to seek a better way of life."