Substance Abuse

Coastal Primary Care

Kazi Rezai, DO

Addiction Treatment Center & Anti-Aging & Hormone Specialist located in Huntington Beach, CA

If you rely on Alcohol, Methamphetamines or other drugs to get through the day, it may be due to substance abuse. Fortunately, with intervention and treatment, it’s possible to reduce cravings and improve your health and quality of life. At Coastal Primary Care, Dr. Kazi Rezai has years of experience treating substance abuse. He even has an incredible 99% success rate when it comes to treating Opioid Addiction. To make an appointment at the practice in Huntington Beach, California, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Substance Abuse Q & A

What is substance abuse?

Substance abuse is a behavioral disorder characterized by compulsive drug or alcohol use. It’s possible to develop an addiction to prescription or non-prescription drugs. 

Substance abuse negatively affects your physical and mental health. It also leads to public health problems, including drunken driving, domestic violence, and the potential for child abuse and neglect. If you’re concerned about your use of any substance, don’t wait to make an appointment at Coastal Primary Care.

Who is at risk of substance abuse?

Anyone can develop a compulsive drug or alcohol habit, but several factors may increase your risk, including:

  • Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse
  • Exposure to trauma
  • Access to substances
  • Friends or family members who misuse substances

You’re also more likely to develop a substance abuse disorder if you have mental health issues such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

What are some commonly abused substances?

At Coastal Primary Care, Dr. Rezai has experience treating many types of addictions, including:

  • Benzodiazepine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Alcohol dependence
  • Opioid abuse
  • Prescription drugs

Dr. Rezai takes a unique approach to addiction treatment. His knowledge and expertise have resulted in a 99% long-term success rate for the treatment of Opioid Addiction.

How is substance abuse diagnosed?

To diagnose substance abuse, Dr. Rezai reviews your medical history, asks about your symptoms, and may conduct a comprehensive physical exam. He may also order blood work, urinalysis, and other lab tests to assess your drug use. 

During your exam, be honest about your drug use. Dr. Rezai isn’t there to judge you; he only wants to help. After determining the severity of your addiction, Dr. Rezai will develop a customized treatment plan to suit your individual needs.

How is substance abuse treated?

Treatment of substance abuse usually includes a combination of counseling, prescription medication, and healthy lifestyle changes with the goal of overcoming the addiction and staying drug-free. 

Dr. Rezai designs the treatment based on your age, medical history, and the type of substance you’re addicted to. If you want to reduce the risk of relapse, it’s important to attend each of your appointments at Coastal Primary Care. 

To learn more about the treatment options for substance abuse, make an appointment at Coastal Primary Care. Call the office or request an appointment online today.