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Treating Alcohol Addiction with Medications that Work

Understanding Medication for Alcohol Use Disorder (MAUD) with Dr. Watson

The Rising Concern of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) remains a critical and escalating issue in the United States, affecting millions and resulting in increasing mortality rates. Statistics reveal a concerning trend:

  • Annual Mortality: AUD is linked to about 144,000 American deaths each year.
  • Increased Consumption: During periods like the COVID-19 shutdown, nearly 60% of Americans reported a spike in alcohol intake.

Despite the magnitude of this problem, less than 1% of the over 29 million Americans suffering from Alcohol Addiction (AUD) are benefiting from Medication for Alcohol Use Disorder (MAUD).

The Promise of Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder (MAUD)

MAUD showcases remarkable effectiveness and safety, particularly when combined with standard alcohol addiction treatments. These standard treatments often include:

  • Behavioral therapies (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • Support groups (like Alcoholics Anonymous)
  • Lifestyle modifications and coping strategies

Dr. Watson's Approach: Tailoring MAUD in Office-Based Treatment

Dr. Watson’s office offers a comprehensive array of treatments for Alcohol Addiction, including:

  • All FDA-Approved Medications: These are rigorously tested for safety and efficacy.
  • Effective Off-Label Options:  Chosen based on promising results in Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) management.

Choose Dr. James B. Watson for comprehensive, compassionate, and effective addiction treatment. We’re here to guide you on your path to recovery. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a brighter, healthier future.

The Advantages of Private Office-Based Treatment for AUD

Personalized Care:

Dr. Watson’s Direct Physician Care model ensures personalized treatment plans catering to individual needs, background, and medical history.


 Accessibility and Convenience:

Regular office visits and easy access to medical advice make the treatment journey smoother and more effective.


 Continuity of Care:

Dr. Watson’s continued involvement in every stage of treatment enhances the understanding of patient progress and response to different treatment modalities.


Privacy and Comfort:

Office-based treatment offers a private, non-judgmental setting, crucial for addressing sensitive issues like AUD.

Direct Physician Care: A Step Towards Effective Recovery

Direct Physician Care with Dr. Watson ensures:

  • Focused Attention: More time per patient than standard clinical settings.
  • Flexibility: Treatment plans that evolve with the patient’s needs.
  • Coordination: Harmonized care with other health professionals as needed.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The duration varies based on individual response and treatment plans. Continuous evaluation ensures the best approach for each patient.

While MAUD is generally safe, potential side effects depend on the specific medication and individual health. Dr. Watson will discuss these details during the treatment planning.

Absolutely. The goal of office-based treatment is to integrate recovery smoothly into your daily life, including work.

Dr. Watson will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if MAUD is suitable for your specific situation.

Dr. Watson and the team are committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive care for those struggling with AUD. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.