Addiction Recovery

Addiction Recovery located in Knoxville, TN

Addiction Recovery

About Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery aims to reduce cravings for drugs and alcohol while helping you achieve improved physical and mental health. It’s a multi-step process that requires assistance from qualified medical professionals. At Victory Treatment Program in Knoxville, Tennessee, addiction medicine specialist and board-certified family nurse practitioner Stacey Maltman, FNP-BC, and the team provide addiction recovery services to teens and adults. Call Victory Treatment Program today to schedule an addiction recovery consultation, or book your appointment online.

Addiction Recovery Q&A

What is addiction recovery?

Addiction recovery is a primary care subspecialty that diagnoses and treats substance use disorders like opioid addiction and alcohol addiction. It may combine routine checkups, counseling, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help you slowly get off drugs or alcohol and live a life of sobriety.

For those with substance use-related health problems, like hepatitis C, heart disease, or depression, the team provides complete care. Most of these issues are managed in the office, but they provide referrals as needed.

Addiction recovery looks different for everyone. Instead of recommending one-size-fits-all treatments, Victory Treatment Program takes a personalized care approach that considers your medical and family history and personal struggles. 

Who can benefit from addiction recovery?

You might benefit from addiction recovery if you use drugs or alcohol and you:

  • Can’t stop thinking about using the substance
  • Are unsuccessful in cutting down or controlling your usage
  • Give up social, recreational, or occupational activities to continue using
  • Continue using a substance despite physical or mental health problems
  • Develop a tolerance and need more of the substance to get the same effects

Asking for help takes courage, but quitting on your own can be difficult. Working with a qualified professional like Stacey and other team members can help you achieve your goals and prevent setbacks.

What does addiction recovery involve?

At Victory Treatment Program, the team tailors addiction recovery to each patient’s needs. Most treatment programs include:

Support groups

Support groups present an opportunity to meet with peers who are on the same journey to sobriety. Victory Treatment Program has monthly support meetings for patients and their families. Guest speakers often attend and provide insights on the recovery process.

Outpatient detoxification

Not everyone has the time or resources to attend an inpatient treatment facility. Outpatient detoxification uses medication-assisted treatment with Vivitrol® to reduce cravings and help you stay on track. Stacey and the team monitor you during this critical phase of recovery to reduce cravings and help you manage withdrawals. 

IV therapy

Many people in recovery experience side effects like nausea, muscle aches, and malaise. Intravenous (IV) therapy administers vitamins, nutrients, and minerals directly into your bloodstream to ease these symptoms and make recovery easier.

Counseling referrals

Addiction recovery emphasizes physical and mental health. The team regularly refers patients to nearby counselors for talk therapy. Working with a therapist can help you identify the trauma and/or life experiences that triggered you to use in the first place. It also teaches you how to manage difficult emotions and live a life of sobriety.

Call Victory Treatment Program today to explore the benefits of addiction recovery, or book your appointment online.