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Addiction

Addiction

About Addiction

If you’re one of the 21 million Americans that can’t break free from the weight of addiction, you can find help at LinqCare Inc. The skilled therapeutic team offers diagnostic consultations and treatment services through a telehealth portal. You meet with the team virtually to discuss your addiction and receive the treatment you deserve. They also provide GeneSight® testing services to identify which addiction medicines fit your treatment plan. Call LinqCare Inc. to schedule an addiction evaluation or book an appointment online today.  

Addiction Q & A

What is addiction?

Addiction is a chronic but treatable disease that causes compulsive and often reckless behaviors regardless of its negative impact on a person’s life.

When you have an addiction, it affects the function of your brain and makes quitting difficult on your own. For instance, if you have an addiction to alcohol and try to stop drinking, you may experience cravings and withdrawal symptoms so intense that you need to take a drink to feel better.

Your risk factors for addiction can include your genetic history, environment, and life experiences. You might also be at increased risk for addiction if you have an untreated mental health disorder like depression or anxiety.

When should I seek medical help for addiction?

You should schedule an addiction evaluation at Linq Care Inc. if you cannot stop addictive behaviors alone. The team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of addictions to a range of substances or addictive behaviors, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs
  • Prescription drugs
  • Nicotine and tobacco
  • Gambling
  • Food

The team provides diagnostic evaluations through a telehealth platform. You meet with the addiction specialists virtually on your computer, tablet, or smartphone to discuss your symptoms, your medical history, and the impact addiction has on your life.

Based on your evaluation, the team customizes a care plan to treat your addiction while minimizing your cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

How is addiction treated?

Your treatment plan for addiction may include a combination of therapies available at LinqCare Inc. The team personalizes your plan to your unique medical needs and the type of addiction you have.

Addiction therapies include:

Psychological counseling 

Psychological counseling techniques like psychotherapy (talk therapy) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help you recognize negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to addiction. You also learn how to manage your emotions and behaviors better to achieve long-term recovery from addiction.

LinqCare Inc. offers therapy sessions through the telehealth platform, so you can meet with them virtually from wherever you are.

Medications

Medications are available to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms from alcohol and other substances.

The LinqCare Inc. team offers GeneSight testing services that help identify which medications may work best for you based on your genetic makeup. They send a kit to your home so that you can collect the saliva needed for testing. The team discusses addiction medication options with you when your results are ready, usually within 2-3 days.

Schedule an evaluation for addiction online or call LinqCare Inc. today to book an appointment. 

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