(http://mydoctorsf NULL.wpengine NULL.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/sfdawn NULL.jpg)
Expert Addiction Treatment in San Francisco
Talk to a doctor who cares and can help. If it’s urgent, we are available 24/7.
Our Medical Director, Paul Abramson MD, is board certified in Addiction Medicine and has been working with patients struggling with various kinds of addiction for his entire career. This clinical experience, coupled with his own meditation practice and life experience, allows him to take a focused and compassionate approach to addiction treatment.
Opiate addiction: Morphine – MS-Contin – Opana – OxyContin – Roxicodone – oxycodone – Vicodin – Norco – hydrocodone – Dilaudid – hydromorphone – tramadol – Ultram – fentanyl – heroin - Click here for information on Suboxone or Subutex treatment
Benzodiazepine addiction: Alprazolam – Xanax – lorazepam – Ativan – diazepam – Valium – clonazepam – Klonopin – temazepam – Restoril – chlordiazepoxide – Librium
Alcohol addiction – alcoholism
Other addictions are usually treatable as well.
We are committed to a “harm reduction” philosophy. We make no judgment regarding what our patients need today to live comfortably in their own skin. We support patients in achieving their own goals, whether that be achieving abstinence, or arriving at a stable maintenance program.
Advanced integrative outpatient treatment. For those patients functioning at a fairly high level, we can often accomplish treatment in an outpatient setting in a way that is flexible and tailored to individual needs and preferences, integrating state-of-the-art medical treatment with psychotherapy, group support, mind-body training, nutrition, physical conditioning, and acupuncture. We have an extensive referral network that allows us to customize a program for each person. For those requiring more supervision or multidisciplinary case management, we work closely with leading residential treatment centers.
Suboxone treatment for opioid addiction: For those with addiction to opioid drugs or medications, we can provide a compehensive approach including the use of buprenorphine substitution therapy, also known under the brand names Suboxone and Subutex. For more information about opiate withdrawal, click here.
Medical management of alcoholism or benzodiazepine addiction. Often pharmacologic assistance is helpful to maintain abstinence after alcohol or benzodiazepine detoxification. We tailor treatment to each individual, based on the latest methods and research. Naltrexone, baclofen, disulfiram, topiramate and other medications are each useful for certain situations.
Mindfulness Training. We have found that education and training in applied neurophysiology can greatly help the process of addiction treatment. Our mindfulness training programs are tailored to each patient’s unique needs and brain chemistry.
Substance Abuse Evaluation is often mandated by the California Bar, the Medical Board of California, the Board of Registered Nursing, the Emergency Medical Services Authority, the Federal Aviation Administrations, hospital medical staff review committees, and other agencies. We perform professionally-mandated assessments utilizing a team of medical doctors board-certified in Addiction Medicine, psychotherapists specializing in substance abuse evaluation, and other professionals as needed. Our evaluation services are comprehensive, fair and timely. Our expertise can help guide you through the process.
Please call us at (415) 963-4431 for more information or to schedule a free introductory phone call with Dr. Abramson.
For urgent situations, please use the option to page the doctor on call if after hours or on a weekend. There may be additional fees for services provided on an urgent basis or after hours.