Alcohol Use Disorder Specialist

Axxis Med Management and Primary Care

Addiction Medicine Physicians & Board-Certified Primary Care Physicians located in Sandy, UT & St. George, UT

Nearly 15 million people in the United States have alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The experienced providers at Axxis Med Management and Primary Care in Sandy and St. George, Utah, understand how challenging it is to break an alcohol addiction without doctor-supervised support. That’s why they take a holistic approach to treating alcohol use disorder. To learn more, call Axxis Med Management and Primary Care, or schedule an appointment online today.

Alcohol Use Disorder Q&A

What is alcohol use disorder?

Alcohol use disorder is an unhealthy pattern of alcohol use in which you struggle to control the amount of alcohol you consume in any given day. If you have AUD, you may find it difficult to control your drinking and often feel preoccupied with alcohol.

Most people who have AUD consume alcohol because they like the way they feel when they drink. Over time, you may have to increase your consumption to get the same effect, putting you at risk of liver damage, heart disease, and even certain cancers.

What are the symptoms of alcohol use disorder?

Symptoms of alcohol use disorder can range from mild to severe, so it’s important to look out for the warning signs of this potentially debilitating disorder, such as:

  • Feeling strong urges to drink
  • Using alcohol in unsafe or inappropriate situations
  • Becoming dependant on alcohol
  • Developing a high tolerance for alcohol
  • Failing to fulfill work or social obligations
  • Spending excess time and money on alcohol
  • Experience withdrawal symptoms when not drinking alcohol

Without treatment, alcohol use disorder can impact your work productivity, interpersonal relationships, and personal health.

What are the treatments for alcohol use disorder?

Overcoming alcohol use disorder can feel nearly impossible on your own. The providers at Axxis Med Management and Primary Care take a holistic approach to care to ensure you not only quit drinking but also make peace with your reasons for drinking in the first place.

The practice offers both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs for those who are ready to recover from AUD.

Inpatient programs consist of 30-90 stays with 24/7 care.Axxis Med Management and Primary Care also offers an effective day treatment program and an intensive outpatient program. Both programs provide individualized care to reduce your likelihood of relapse.

The first step in creating your individualized plan is an introductory assessment. Based on your diagnosis and treatment goals, your provider may recommend a combination of group therapy, individualized therapy, medication management, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and a traditional 12-Step Program for recovery.

At Axxis Med Management and Primary Care, you can overcome your challenges with alcohol in a safe, supportive environment. To schedule an appointment with an experienced provider, call the office or book online today.