How does a psychiatrist treat alcohol addiction?
A psychiatrist can prescribe medications that can help the patient with alcohol addiction understand and manage their cravings, keeping them motivated to achieve and maintain their sobriety goals.
Where can I find a psychiatrist for alcohol addiction near me?
You can search online for a psychiatrist near you and visit them in person. You can also consult a psychiatrist online – both are as effective. Check for specific preferences you may have such as language preferences – so that you are able to comfortably communicate your symptoms and issues. We also have psychiatrists in Cadabams who are well-experienced and qualified in Bangalore and Hyderabad branches.
What does a psychiatrist do?
A psychiatrist is a medical professional who is trained in mental health disorders, including substance use disorders. They can diagnose a mental health disorder as well as make a treatment plan which includes prescribing medications and referring to other mental health professionals.
How long do I need to consult a psychiatrist for alcohol addiction?
The severity and the type of addiction vary for each individual, even their motivation to change. Thus, each individual would need different duration of ongoing treatment with a psychiatrist depending on how long they take to achieve and develop confidence to maintain sobriety. However, psychiatric help does not alone treat alcohol addiction, psychotherapy and/or support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous need to be an important part of the recovery plan.