Addicition Recovery for Co-occurring Disorders is more than a sole focus on the addiction, the co-occurring treatment model addresses the underlying factors which contribute to a persons substance use. As a trained specialist in the treatment of Addiction and Psychiatric disorders Dr. Ratush facilitates each patient's recovery by customizing the interventions specific to each patient. Dr. Ratush is more then a prescriber of medications and therapist. He is every patient's consiglieri, the central private and confidential consultant for Recovery. As such, he collaboratively with his patients devises treatment plans which utilize the interventions of complimentary modalities and other skilled practitioners ensuring synergy amongst proven evidence based approaches.
Addiction has many dimensions and disrupts many aspects of a person's life. Drug abuse and addiction lead to long-term changes in the brain's chemistry and anatomy. The changes in the brain cause those suffering to not only to lose the ability to control their drug use, but their addiction also affects all aspects of their lives. Addiction leads to isolation from family and friends and serious issues at work or school. In addition, the compulsive need for drugs can lead to significant financial and legal problems. The stigma of drug addiction needs to be lifted so individuals may receive proper medical treatment, similar to that for other chronic diseases.