Addiction Medicine

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Intervale, NH
Addiction Medicine

Addiction Medicine services offered in Intervale, NH

For individuals who are experiencing addiction, as well as their loved ones, finding a path forward isn’t always easy. That’s why Valerie Lozier, PsyD, FNP-BC, and the team at Lozier Medicine LLC in Intervale, New Hampshire, are proud to offer addiction medicine as part of their thriving family medicine practice. Book a visit online or by phone today to explore all that addiction medicine has to offer. 

What is addiction medicine?

Addiction medicine is an area of medical practice focused on preventing, diagnosing, and treating individuals who experience addiction. It’s an approach that begins with the foundational belief that addiction is a disease, and as such, requires highly skilled treatment from professionals with expertise. 

Far too many people believe that addiction is simply a matter of willpower and that those who suffer from addiction can simply make a choice to take a different path. While choosing to seek treatment is certainly an essential part of recovery, addiction is much more complex than a simple matter of choice or willpower. 

At Lozier Medicine LLC, you have access to practitioners with advanced education and training in addiction medicine. You’ll have the full guidance and support of your care team as you navigate a path toward lasting recovery. 

What role does medication play in addiction medicine?

For people who develop an addiction to opioids, finding light at the end of the tunnel is challenging. That’s because this particular class of drug, which includes heroin, morphine, fentanyl, and oxycodone, is incredibly addictive, and many people develop a reliance on these drugs in a relatively short time. 

Addiction medicine makes use of certain non-opioid medications to help lessen the intensity of withdrawal symptoms. These drugs also reduce cravings as you move into the next stages of recovery. Many people who’ve tried various paths to sobriety report that medication was the tool that helped them the most. 

How important is counseling during addiction medicine treatment?

While medication can play a role in your recovery, drug therapy is never the sole approach. Working with a trained counselor helps by providing the guidance and support you need. 

Lozier Medicine LLC partners with excellent third-party providers to ensure that counseling plays a part in your process. Your therapist can help you understand the root cause of your addiction, as well as how to build coping mechanisms that improve your resiliency. You’ll learn how to “do life” without drugs or alcohol. 

Counseling is highly personalized, so your journey will be shaped according to your specific set of needs. When you’re ready to begin, call the office to schedule a visit, or book online in just a few clicks.