Dr. A.R. Mohammad, founder of the Las Virgenes Behavioral Health and Medical Clinic, is a leader in the field of addiction medicine and psychiatry. Practicing for more than a decade, Dr. Mohammad’s experience in the fields of addiction medicine, dual diagnosis and psychiatry are nationally recognized and respected.
Dr. Mohammad offers the latest, scientifically based treatment therapies for addiction to drugs and alcohol in an outpatient setting.
Addiction is Treatable
The total annual cost of addiction, in the United States, is estimated to approach $600 billion, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
What no study can compile is the emotional toll that the disease of addiction has on individuals and their families. The negative consequences of addiction, physically, emotionally and mentally, are profound and difficult to cope with. They are also unnecessary because the disease of addiction is treatable.
Due to advances in medical science and the study of addiction, those suffering from substance abuse and addiction issues have better options today than ever before.
For years, the general approach to recovery has been a non-scientific, non-medical group setting where individuals do their best to follow a set of guidelines, or steps, in hopes of remaining sober. The idea is that if it’s good for one person, it’s good for everyone. This is not true.
Many rehab facilities still practice this group method of treatment despite leaps in science and the success of treating addiction issues medically.
Scientific Evidence Based Medicine relies on facts. As with the medical treatment of other diseases, it adheres to the information gathered from scientific research. Dr. Mohammad is board certified in addiction medicine and utilizes the appropriate medications and the proper therapies based on an individual’s unique circumstances. For those suffering from the disease of addiction, this is a much more focused and medically sound approach to treatment and healing.
Drug Addiction Treatment
Overcoming an addiction to prescription painkillers, cocaine, heroine, methamphetamines, or any habit-forming substance is scary and difficult. The fear of a painful withdrawal process keeps many individuals from seeking the help that they need.
The symptoms of withdrawal vary depending on the kind of drug, or combination of drugs, a person is using, as well as how heavily they are abusing them. The following is a list of some common drug withdrawal symptoms:
- Flu-like symptoms, such as fever, chills, body aches and diarrhea
- Abdominal cramps
After a complete medical examination and evaluation, Dr. Mohammad can assist a patient in detoxing safely and comfortably if needed. Detox is followed by a complete treatment regimen that uses behavioral therapies and medications to put the patient on the road to recovery.
Alcohol is one of the most widely abused substances worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are more than 75 thousand alcohol related deaths in the United States every year.
A person’s genetics and environmental factors play a large role in the risk of becoming an alcoholic. Regardless of the cause, those suffering from alcoholism often do not see the damage they’re causing in their lives, and the lives of their family, until it is too late. Some of the signs that a person is developing alcoholism or is already living with the disease are:
- A compulsion to drink despite negative consequences
- A high tolerance to alcohol
- Memory loss or “black outs” while drinking
- A lack of activities that don’t include alcohol consumption
- The inability to stop drinking alcohol once started
It is never too late for someone to get alcoholism treatment. Withdrawal from alcohol is serious and it should always be monitored by a licensed physician.
The goal of treatment is not to just stop drinking alcohol, but to examine the underlying causes for the negative behavior. Applying the proper therapies and taking into account each individual’s distinctive issues and lifestyle, is the key to breaking free from the bottle and living a long, healthy and sober life.
Dr. Mohammad helps his patients overcome drug and alcohol addiction using the latest scientific treatment protocols. Whether it’s an addiction to alcohol, prescription medications, heroin, cocaine or any number of other widely abused substances, it is possible to return to an addiction-free life.
For more information about addiction treatment in southern California with Dr. Mohammad, call 818-879-9018 to speak to one of our addiction specialists today.
Las Virgenes Behavioral Health & Medical Clinic
30101 Agoura Court, Suite 100
Agoura Hills, California 91301
(818) 879-9018 Office
(818) 964-7928 Rebecca
(855) 652-1136 Toll-Free