Alcohol Addiction Treatment Services

Active Recovery Care
3514 N. Power Rd. Suite 123B
Mesa, AZ 85215
(480) 410-0391

Mesa, AZ Alcohol Use Disorder & Alcoholism Treatments Programs
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The Alcohol Addiction Treatment Process

Treating alcohol addiction is done in phases. Depending on the severity of the alcohol abuse, a patient may be at risk for alcohol withdrawals when quitting alcohol. If the patient has a chemical dependence to alcohol, alcohol detox may be recommended as the first step. 

Phases of Alcohol Treatment

The following are some common phases of treatment that may be utilized in the process of alcohol addiction recovery. A patient won’t always go through every phase, and not every phase is recommended for every person. Each case is unique and requires an addiction treatment plan that fits the person being treated.

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Our Approach to Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism Recovery

Ensuring a safe alcohol detox and keeping you sober while in recovery is the main goal of the medication assisted treatment approach to alcoholism treatment.

Arizona Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Referral

After completing an alcohol assessment, we will give our recommendation and schedule alcohol detox. Once the alcohol detox process is complete, we recommend outpatient treatment programs utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy and other relevant therapies that have proven successful.

Arizona Inpatient Alcohol Treatment Referral

If you need to seek inpatient alcohol care during your recovery, we can refer you or give you options for residential alcohol rehab

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Mesa Arizona Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism Treatment Specialists

Led by Dr Melissa Ferrell, Active Recovery Care in Mesa, AZ specialize in holistically treating alcohol dependence and the underlying medical and mental health components of addiction.

Dr Melissa Ferrell is dual board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) and earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the University of Arizona. 

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Alcohol Addiction Treatment with Naltrexone

Source: Wikipedia

What is Naltrexone?

Naltrexone is a medication that doctors and addiction specialists use to treat alcohol and drug addiction. It is used to reduce cravings and disable the “reward mechanisms” associated with drinking alcohol and using opioid drugs.

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What is Naltrexone Used For?

Naltrexone is a medication that doctors and addiction specialists use to treat alcohol and drug addiction. It is used to reduce cravings and disable the “reward mechanisms” associated with drinking alcohol and using opioid drugs.

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Naltrexone For Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Naltrexone is a non-addictive, and non-narcotic medication that can be used in the treatment of alcohol addiction to help prevent relapse and help the mind to dissociate alcohol with feelings of reward.

Naltrexone MOA

Naltrexone Mechanism of Action
How Does Naltrexone Work?

Naltrexone helps to stop alcohol cravings by removing the “Reward” associate with alcohol use in the brain. The Method of Action of How This Occurs: is Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that keeps alcohol from binding to opioid receptors. Alcohol binding to these receptors is what causes the “good feeling” or “reward” of alcohol consumption. By blocking these receptors, the reward feelings are also blocked. Therefore an alcohol abuser can better make a conscious decision to not use alcohol.

Naltrexone Side Effects

Oral Naltrexone Side Effects May Include:

  • Skin Rash
  • Chills
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny/Stuffy Nose
  • Sinus Problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • increased heart rate
  • increased thirst
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Sexual Problems in Males
  • Abdominal / Stomach Cramps
  • Anxiety
  • Joint / Muscle Pain
  • Nausea / Vomiting
  • Unusual Tiredness

*Oral Naltrexone Rare Side Effects May Include:

  • Severe Abdominal / Stomach Pain*
  • Blurred Vision*
  • Aching, Burning, Swollen Eyes*
  • Chest Pain*
  • Confusion*
  • Discomfort While Urinating or Frequent Urination*
  • Fever*
  • Hallucinations*
  • Itching*
  • Mental Depression*
  • Mood Changes*
  • Ringing in the Ears*
  • Shortness of Breath*
  • Weight Gain*
  • Swelling in the Face and Extremities (Feet and Lower Legs)*

Is Alcohol Addiction Treatment with Naltrexone Right For You?

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