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Addiction Medicine Specialist

MiracleMed Wellness

David Jensen, DO

Functional Medicine & Exclusive Telehealth Provider Serving in Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, AZ & St. George and Salt Lake City, UT Now offering virtual visits

Addiction is a disease that presents itself to an otherwise healthy person as a type of physical and mental euphoria. The truth is that addictive drugs like opioids can lead to disability and death. Opioid addiction is a national crisis, causing over 100 deaths by overdose every single day. David Jensen, DO, offers addiction medicine treatments at MiracleMed Wellness, his telehealth practice available to people living in Utah and Arizona. Dr. Jensen has the necessary experience to treat and heal addiction. Book an appointment online or call today to learn more.

Addiction Medicine Q & A

What is addiction medicine?

Addiction medicine helps wean people off of addictive drugs like opioids. Addiction recovery is a process that involves medication and therapy. Both treatments are necessary to complete the recovery process, but it begins with the proper prescription.

Dr. Jensen provides telehealth and in-home medication services so that you receive comprehensive addiction treatment to support your recovery.

What types of addiction medicine treatments are available?

Depending on your degree of dependency, stage of recovery, and medication tolerance, Dr. Jensen offers several options to treat addiction.

Suboxone®

Suboxone is the most common medicinal treatment for opioid addiction. It’s a combination of two drugs: buprenorphine and naloxone. Naloxone fights the addicting chemical processes of opioids directly, and buprenorphine makes the physically extreme detoxification process easier to handle.

Vivitrol® injections

Vivitrol contains naltrexone, an opioid blocking agent that blocks the feeling of well-being that commonly leads to addiction. Dr. Jensen administers Vivitrol by injection every four weeks. You must not have used opioids or alcohol for at least 14 days before treatment for it to work effectively.

NAD+

NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is an enzyme your body makes to convert food into energy. Drugs and alcohol deplete your NAD stores. NAD therapy replenishes your NAD supply, flushing out any remaining drugs from your system, curbing cravings for the drug, and reducing painful withdrawal effects.

Addiction medicine improves the lives of many opioid addicts. It has reduced the use of not just opioids but other addictive drugs too. Addiction is a physical and mental disease, and treatment supports you as you move toward recovery.

How long should I continue taking addiction medicine?

No two people’s recovery is alike, so Dr. Jensen creates an individualized treatment program based on your specific needs. Medical professionals still recognize some commonalities between patients, like how long you should take medication for it to be most effective.

For example, people who take Suboxone for just a couple of months typically relapse, so doctors recommend taking it for at least six months to a year, sometimes longer.

Vivitrol injections are safe to continue every four weeks for as long as you need them, and many people continue to get them for a year or more. Similarly, NAD follow-up appointments tend to be every one to two months for as long as they need to continue.

If you’re ready for a savvy, caring professional to empower you to get the upper hand on addiction, Dr. Jensen can help. Receive addiction medicine treatment from the privacy of your own home. Call MiracleMed Wellness today to book a telehealth appointment.