Addiction as a Mental and Physical Illness
The outdated notion of addiction as a moral failing is something that all research categorically refutes. A doctor can scan the brain of someone suffering from drug addiction and see the physical differences that addiction causes. However, there is more to addiction than the idea that it’s a brain disease. This fact does not lead to negative judgment, but greater empathy that can allow rehab centers to treat addiction on a deeper level.
Addiction does not correlate with moral character, but it does have a close correlation with trauma and depression. It’s easy to draw a circumstantial link between these social ills and hardships, but the evidence backs it up as well.
One study revealed that therapy had a powerful effect in preventing relapse in people who suffered from alcohol addiction. We’ve used the evidence to craft a compassionate, comprehensive philosophy of addiction rehabilitation combined with science-based care techniques. One of the most important elements of our addiction rehabilitation program is the emphasis on individualization.
Dr. Araz Tawfique, MD
Medical Director / Psychiatrist
Stacy Dawish, PMHNP
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Loren Martin, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Niloufar Nekou, LMFT
Kimia Anderson, AMFT
Assistant Clinical Director
Heather A Barbieri, MA RDN
Registered Dietician Nutritionist
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