Addiction Therapy Helps You Be Successful
Inpatient rehab centers and detox are the first steps, but after completing those many people find they need ongoing support. When you begin your new drug-free life there are social, behavioral and psychological impacts of a past drug addiction to face. Our psychiatrist, Dr. Feeley, uses medication, cognitive behavioral therapy and 12 step facilitation to treat addiction.
Ongoing Talk Therapy Support
Dr. Feeley is more than an addiction counselor. He incorporates psychotherapy and psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, cognitive processing, 12-step, and existential psychotherapies into his sessions.
Foster Lasting Change
He considers it a privilege to walk alongside clients, to hear their stories and to establish a close alliance and trust during vulnerable periods in life. Dr. Feeley is a meditation instructor and has found that meditation is an invaluable asset in maintaining presence, careful listening, and compassion.
Help Managing Cravings
Suboxone is a part of a medication-assisted treatment that may be an option for patients with substance abuse disorders. This in-office treatment combines counseling, psychosocial support and medication to foster long-term success. Dr. Feeley specializes in the use of Suboxone to help patients transition to a new life after an opioid addiction.
Our Addiction Doctor, Dr. Feeley
Dr. Feeley focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of people who are suffering from addiction, including disorders involving legal and illegal drugs, gambling, sex, food, and other impulse control disorders. He aims to treat individuals with addiction issues along with co-occurring psychiatric disorders, otherwise known as dual diagnosis. Medicine and psychotherapy are incorporated in the treatment of addiction, though not all addictions contain approved medication for treatment. During a typical session, Dr. Feeley gains a better understanding of a patient’s lifestyle by gathering medical history and the patient's mental health concerns. With those in hand, he constructs different possible solutions to the patient's problem and, if necessary, prescribes medication. He is also a proponent of the benefits of 12-step programs such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous and encourages patients to seek external support.
The addiction psychiatrist can lend surrogate willpower in the form of alternate substances (medications) and therapy. This helps to create a mindfulness as to what must be overcome, and one can instill a process that might help improve the patient’s chance of success in literally changing the mind, by gradually restoring the brain chemistry to the non-addicted state.
Find out more at SAMHSA.