Medication Management for Addiction Gurnee


Addiction services offered in Gurnee, IL

Addiction can involve substance dependency or the inability to stop engaging in a particular behavior, like gambling. Ilya M. Ray, RN, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, takes a mind/body/spirit approach to help you manage any addiction. Schedule your initial evaluation and addiction treatment consultation at Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry in Gurnee, Illinois, by calling the office or booking one online today.

Addiction Q & A

What is addiction?

Addiction is a condition that compels you to habitually engage in a specific behavior or use a substance despite the almost certain negative consequences of the behavior or substance use. It’s a chronic condition that can affect you for years and cause physical and psychological problems.

While you might have engaged in the behavior or used the substance by choice initially, addiction makes it difficult to stop doing so without professional help. If or when you try to stop on your own, you might experience withdrawal symptoms and cravings or impulses to continue the behavior.

Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry offers the resources and treatments you need to learn about your addiction and take steps to address the effects. There is a wide range of treatments for addiction, and you might need to try more than one before finding an approach that works.

What are some of the most common addictions?

Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry specializes in treating several common addictions with personalized care. Your practitioner evaluates your symptoms and behaviors and then diagnoses you with one or more of the following:

  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Opiate use disorder
  • Stimulant use disorder
  • Anxiolytic use disorder (addiction to anti-anxiety medication)
  • Nicotine use
  • Gambling use disorder

You and those around you might notice distinct changes in your appearance or behavior due to an addiction. These can include declining work performance, significant weight loss, and defensiveness when the topic of your addictive behaviors comes up.

How is addiction treated?

Your Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry practitioner specializes in discreet, nonjudgmental, and personalized addiction care. Sometimes you need to use several approaches to manage addiction, depending on the type of addiction you have.

Your options at Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry include:

  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Certain medications help treat addiction by reducing cravings or reducing withdrawal symptoms of certain substances. Your Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry practitioner supervises you as you take them.

  • Behavioral therapy or counseling
  • Behavioral therapy and counseling allow you to talk about your addiction and develop coping skills to manage your mental health. You can get individual therapy, family therapy, or group therapy.

  • Medications for co-occurring mental health disorders
  • If you have depression, anxiety, or other disorders alongside addiction, taking medication for them while continuing counseling can contribute to your recovery.

Schedule your initial evaluation for addiction by calling Vibrant Integrative Psychiatry to request an appointment today.

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Medication Management in Gurnee