Addiction Disorders

Primary Care Medicine & General Internal Medicine located in Boca Raton, FL

Addiction Disorders services offered in Boca Raton, FL

What are addiction disorders?

Addiction disorders cause individuals to rely on alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and other habit-forming substances to function. Any substance can be addictive, but the most common types are:

  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Inhalants (paint thinners, glue, etc.)
  • Hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, ketamin, ecstasy, etc.)
  • Stimulants (amphetamines, cocaine, etc.)
  • Sedatives and hypnotics, including tranquilizers
  • Opioids (heroin, codeine, and oxycodone)

Addiction doesn’t happen overnight. It’s usually a long-term condition that develops over time. You can suffer one type of addiction or several. The earlier you seek treatment, the more likely you are to make a lasting recovery from addiction.

What services should I look for to treat addiction disorders?

Also called substance use disorders, addiction disorders require ongoing care from a provider you trust. Dr. Lopez has extensive experience in treating addiction disorders. As a compassionate provider, he creates personalized treatment programs to reduce your dependency on habit-forming substances and regain control of your life. 

What are the signs that I need addiction disorders services?

It can be difficult to recognize the early warning signs of addiction disorders, but there’s no shame in seeking the one-on-one care you need to combat the signs of dependency. 

If you or a close friend or relative demonstrates the following signs of addiction, it may be time to seek supportive care with Dr. Lopez:

  • Spending more time and money on the substance
  • Increasing your use and amount of the substance
  • Experiencing failed attempts to stop using the substance
  • Needing more of the substance to feel the same effects
  • Engaging in risky behaviors
  • Isolating away from loved ones
  • Diminishing productivity at work or school

Substance use disorders can interfere with your ability to work, go to school, or maintain healthy interpersonal relationships.

What are the treatments for addiction disorders?

After a comprehensive physical and mental health evaluation, Dr. Lopez can develop an addiction recovery plan tailored to your specific needs. This thorough assessment includes a medical history review, physical exam, and assessment of your emotional health.

Depending on the type of substance you use, your overall health, your lifestyle, and other factors, your personalized recovery plan may include:


  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Prescription medications
  • Treatment of underlying conditions

Dr. Lopez offers the personalized, compassionate care you need to experience a successful recovery.

Don’t hesitate to seek help for addiction. Call the office to schedule a confidential consultation, or request one online today.