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Addiction Medicine

Mental Health and Addiction Medicine serving rural Arizona

Addiction Medicine services offered in rural Arizona

Do you struggle with an addiction to prescription medications, illicit drugs, nicotine, alcohol, or something else? At WellBean Health, located throughour rural Arizona, board-certified mental health nurse practitioner Ryan Bingham, PMHNP-BC, offers comprehensive addiction medicine options to help you break unhealthy habits and live your best life. Schedule a telemedicine appointment at WellBean Health by phone or online today.

Service Q&A

What is addiction medicine?

Addiction medicine at WellBean Health uses prescription medications and often psychotherapy to help you overcome an addiction and improve your physical and mental well-being. If you have an addiction you aren’t able to overcome on your own, see Ryan at WellBean Health for an evaluation. He offers personalized, effective addiction medicine treatment plans.

What is addiction medicine used for?

Addiction medicine is often effective for treating a dependency on:

  • Opioids
  • Illicit drugs
  • Prescription pain medicines
  • Alcohol
  • Nicotine

Some people also become addicted to gambling, sex, or something else. Ryan helps patients struggling with all forms of addictions take control of and reclaim their lives.

Is addiction medicine right for me?

Signs of an addiction may include:

  • Feeling high
  • Needing more and more of a substance
  • Not being able to stop using harmful substances
  • Poor work or school performance
  • Problems with interpersonal relationships
  • Sleeping too much 
  • Being involved in frequent accidents
  • Not remembering things
  • Poor or impulsive decision making
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Forgetfulness
  • The desire to break an addiction
  • Slurring words
  • Strong urges to use substances
  • Withdrawal symptoms upon stopping
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

To determine which treatment is best, Ryan discusses your symptoms, lifestyle habits, medical history, and current medication regimen. 

He also completes a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation by asking about your emotions, mood, thoughts, and behaviors before customizing an addiction medicine treatment plan.

What happens during addiction medicine?

During your treatment, Ryan may recommend one or more of the following solutions:

Medication management

Taking medications helps break addictions by reducing the urge to take addictive substances and diminishing withdrawal symptoms. Medicines can also reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other conditions that may accompany an addiction.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a type of talk therapy you can complete in person or virtually with Ryan from the comfort of your home or office. He teaches you behavior-change strategies that help you break an addiction long term. 

Holistic treatment options

Ryan also offers nutrition education, additional lifestyle counseling, assistance finding a strong social support network, dietary supplement recommendations, and testing for nutritional deficiencies to treat addictions naturally. He may combine these treatment methods with medication management and psychotherapy. 

Schedule a telehealth addiction medicine consultation at WellBean Health by phone or online today.