Addiction Treatment Specialist

Eaton Medical Associates

Internal Medicine & Addiction Medicine located in Methuen, MA

Addiction is a cunning, baffling, and powerful disease that’s often misunderstood. At Eaton Medical Associates in Methuen, Massachusetts, addiction specialist, Anthony Eaton, MD, provides individualized addiction treatment and helps patients experience the miracle of their recovery. To travel the road that leads to life-long recovery, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Addiction Treatment Q & A

What is addiction?

Addiction is a disease that causes deep physical, emotional, social, and spiritual pain. It takes over your life, and the drug becomes more important than anything or anyone else.

Despite the stigma, addiction isn’t a personal weakness. It’s a disease that affects the brain and changes how it works. These changes interfere with your behavior, mood, and decision-making process.

Healing the brain from addiction takes time and requires ongoing medical care and support, just like any other disease.

Who needs addiction treatment?

Many people suffering from an addiction deny they have a disease. They continue to use the drug or alcohol even though it’s tearing apart their lives and the lives of those around them.

Addiction treatment only benefits addicts who admit they have a problem and want help—however, even a modest cry for help can benefit from addiction treatment.

Dr. Eaton specializes in addiction treatment and provides comprehensive care for patients suffering from:

  • Opioid addiction
  • Alcohol dependency
  • Cocaine addiction
  • Prescription drug addiction
  • Methamphetamine addiction
  • Marijuana addiction

No matter how big or small your addiction, Dr. Eaton can help you find the road that leads to long-term recovery.

What can I expect during addiction treatment?

Dr. Eaton takes an individualized approach to addiction. When you visit Eaton Medical Associates, he first conducts a thorough psychological and physical exam to understand your health and wellness needs.

Based on the information gathered, he develops your addiction treatment plan, which may include:

  • Therapy and counseling
  • Medication management
  • Treatment for depression or anxiety
  • Recovery planning
  • Nutritional education
  • Relapse prevention

He uses many techniques to support your recovery efforts, including multiple modalities during your counseling sessions. These efforts involve providing diverse experiences that activate different senses to support your mental wellness and recovery efforts.

Addiction affects not only the addict’s life but also those around them. Your addiction treatment plan at Eaton Medical Associates considers your family dynamics and may include family therapy.

Dr. Eaton believes in the disease concept of addiction and co-existing mental health disorders. He uses advanced addiction and mental health treatment protocols to get the best outcomes that lead to long-term recovery.

Addiction is a disease that requires ongoing medical management. For compassionate addiction treatment, call Eaton Medical Associates or schedule a consultation online today.