Recovery Support

Northshore Family Practice -  - Addiction Medicine Specialist

Northshore Family Practice

Addiction Medicine Specialist & Board Certified Family Medicine located in Bothell, WA

Detox is the first step in ending your dependence on opioids, alcohol, or benzodiazepines, but what happens next? Recovery is a lifelong process, but the early months and years following detox are when the real work happens. The skilled team at Northshore Family Practice provides holistic, whole-person care for men and women through every step in the recovery process. Personalized recovery support plans help ease withdrawal and prevent relapse. For more information about how recovery support can help you avoid the most common pitfalls on your recovery journey, call the Bothell, Washington, clinic today, or book online.

Recovery Support Q & A

What is recovery support?

The road to recovery is paved with challenges. Long-term recovery takes time, typically requiring an intensive commitment of at least one year. During this extended process, you break your physical dependence on substances while addressing the underlying causes of your addictive behavior and developing healthy strategies to resist the urge to use drugs or alcohol.

Biological, psychological, social, and other factors contribute to substance abuse. Addiction treatment that takes a holistic approach, addressing these and other influencing factors, has the best chance for a successful outcome. 

Recovery support provides you with help in every area of your life so you can more easily do the work required to end your dependence on substances.

What is involved in recovery support? 

When you see one of the caring providers at Northshore Family Practice for a substance use disorder, they begin with a comprehensive intake evaluation. This helps your provider determine which treatment methods are best for you. Following your intake, your expert designs a personalized recovery plan based on your individual needs.

Most treatment plans begin with medically supervised detox, followed by a long-term recovery process. Your tailored recovery support program may include addiction medications, such as Suboxone®, Vivitrol®, naltrexone pellet therapy, and other medicines that can help you avoid common pitfalls on the road to recovery. These medications lessen the severity of withdrawal symptoms and decrease the urge to use drugs or alcohol.

The caring providers at Northshore Family Practice provide you with medical support throughout your journey to recovery; this includes evidence-based medical care and alternative therapies that improve your overall physical and emotional health. 

Integrated health services at Northshore Family Practice include:

  • Prescription medications
  • Nutraceutical medicine
  • Nutritional and lifestyle counseling
  • Care for acute and chronic illnesses
  • Routine tests and preventive care

Counseling and other types of mental health support are absolutely essential to long-term recovery. The team at Northshore Family Practice makes recommendations for mental health services, such as:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Family and couples therapy
  • 12-step programs
  • Non-12-step support groups
  • Relapse prevention education 

By combining researched-backed addiction medicine with high-quality mental health care, your treatment plan can free you from addiction and restore your ability to sustain healthy relationships and take pleasure from all that life has to offer. 

To learn more about recovery support at Northshore Family Practice, call the clinic today or book online.