Addiction can come in many forms. These can include, but are not limited to, addiction to:
If the process of addiction recovery could be summed-up in one word, it would be CHANGE.
After all, it is changes to the brain which produce addiction cravings, and recovery is essentially reversing those changes through changes in behavior and lifestyle choices.
Without change, there is no recovery.
In order to enable this change, we must identify the root or underlying causes of why someone became addicted to begin with and what is keeping them there.
So, how do we get to the root causes? We look at each individual’s story through the functional medicine lens.
As a Functional Medicine/Integrated Addiction practice, we spend time with our patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and sustained addiction recovery.
In this way, our approach supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual as a whole. We not only address and treat addiction itself, but the other chronic health challenges a client is facing.
Most addiction medicine physicians are not adequately trained to assess the underlying causes of complex, chronic disease and to apply strategies such as nutrition, diet, and exercise to both treat and prevent these illnesses in their patients. The focus of our functional/integrated addiction medicine approach is on patient-centered care, promoting health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of addiction.
We look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to addiction and illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both the internal (mind, body and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning and successful addiction recovery.
At Tri-Cities Functional Medicine we integrate traditional medical assisted therapy, with what are sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine, creating a focus on recovery and prevention through lifestyle changes like nutrition, increased movement, and better sleep habits; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques.
The goal of our program is for you to make a full recovery from addiction and other chronic illnesses where you are no longer dependent on medications and have restored your health.
"Tri-Cities Functional Medicine is as good as it gets when it comes to addiction recovery. The whole staff is excellent. They are personable and go above and beyond to make visits as smooth and as quick as possible. Dr. Radawi has been huge in my recovery and goes to great lengths to get you in a position to succeed. He helped me realize I needed a whole lifestyle change and it has been a much easier transition to recovery. Thank you to the entire staff. I highly recommend Tri-Cities Functional Medicine and Dr. Radawi."
Brad (Meadowview, VA)
"I now have better health, I’m feeling healthier, and I have more energy…..by doing the elimination diet, I found out it has helped my pain more than any other thing I’ve tried in the past and for that alone I’m very grateful!”
Pam (Bristol, VA)
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