Getting sober, staying sober


Drinking alcohol or using recreational drugs becomes excessive when it starts hurting your physical health, professional success, personal relationships or emotional well-being. Whether you're suffering from a physical addiction or simply in the habit of overindulging, together we'll customize a treatment plan based on the specific causes and severity of your situation. And we'll provide comprehensive support to deal with the physical, mental and emotional consequences of quitting.


We can help in any of these situations: If you...


  • Want to reduce or stop drinking or using drugs but find it difficult
  • Get buzzed, drunk or high to numb painful or uncomfortable feelings
  • Are risking a marriage, friendship, or other relationship by drinking too much
  • Are experiencing professional setbacks due to alcoholism or substance abuse
  • Had a relapse and want to restore your sobriety / return to abstinence
  • Don't really want to change but need to for health or legal reasons
  • Are a member of a 12-step treatment program who'd like personalized support from a family physician on an overall recovery plan.
  • Would like to provide support for a family member during your recovery

How we help patients who want to stop drinking alcohol

Sometimes, excess alcohol consumption is simply a habit, one that we can treat effectively with hypnotherapy. For some patients, a few sessions are all it takes to change their drinking behaviors. For patients facing an urgent situation that requires them to stop drinking immediately, hypnotherapy will be at its most effective – I'll explain this during your first visit.

In other cases, the excess drinking is due to chemical addiction to alcohol. Established alcoholism is typically treated with a combination of medication and counseling, which we provide in consultation with your primary care physician.

For people fighting a life-long battle against drinking, ongoing traditional therapy and peer group support are the best tools to recover and prevent relapse.

We also help newly-recovering alcoholics win back their physical and mental strength through customized nutrition and wellness plans.

Additional resources for alcoholism

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and resources in Greater Boston
http://www.aaboston.org/index.asp

How we help patients who want to stop using drugs

For recreational drug users who want to reduce or eliminate the drug's impact on their lives, hypnotherapy is most often the preferred line of treatment. Mild cases may take just a few sessions to break the habit. For patients facing an urgent situation that requires them to stop using drugs immediately, hypnotherapy will be at its most effective.

For patients who have developed a chemical addiction to a drug, treatment needs to be more comprehensive, addressing your physical, mental and emotional consequences of quitting. In addition to individual counseling and/or peer group support, we may work with you and your primary care physician to develop a complementary course of counseling and medication.

For people fighting a life-long battle against drug abuse, ongoing therapy and peer group support are the best tools to prevent relapse.

For those patients who are members of 12-step recovery or have just finished rehab, you will find us understanding and adept at helping you round out your recovery program with individualized assistance and wellness planning.

Additional resources for narcotics addiction

Narcotics Anonymous meetings in Greater Boston
http://neInglandna.org/