Drug Addiction Treatment Specialist

Unite Recovery

Addiction Medicine & Telehealth located in College Corner, OH

Drug addiction treatment isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to care. At Unite Recovery in College Corner, Ohio, board-certified addiction medicine specialist Carlene Westfall, MD, offers individualized drug addiction treatment. To promote healthy drug rehabilitation, Dr. Westfall and her dedicated team provide compassionate drug rehab, addiction counseling, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and other recovery techniques. To learn more, call Unite Recovery or schedule an appointment online today.

Drug Addiction Treatment Q & A

What is drug addiction treatment?

Drug addiction treatment refers to doctors' evidence-based techniques to help patients overcome substance use disorders. There’s no single treatment for drug addiction. Instead, the experienced and compassionate addiction specialists at Unite Recovery offer a combination of treatments to promote sustainable recovery from addiction.

What are the different types of drug addiction treatment?

At Unite Recovery, Dr. Westfall provides individualized drug addiction treatment for every patient. Some of the most common types the clinic offers include::

Drug rehab

Drug rehab facilities are centers dedicated to helping individuals overcome drug addiction in a safe, supportive environment free of judgment and temptations. Many types of drug rehab centers exist, including outpatient facilities like Unite Recovery. 

An inpatient center requires you to stay at the facility for a specific amount of time to kickstart your recovery without distractions. Opting for an outpatient facility allows you to live at home while you recover. Outpatient treatment is typically the best option for individuals with work or family responsibilities.


Detox is one of the most important, but challenging, aspects of drug rehabilitation. During detox, you abstain from drugs and allow your body to get rid of these unhealthy substances. Individuals struggling with addiction typically experience withdrawal symptoms throughout the detox period, but Dr. Westfall offers medication-assisted treatment to minimize their discomfort.

Medication-assisted treatment

Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, uses medication to relieve withdrawal symptoms. At Unite Recovery, Dr. Westfall offers MAT with Suboxone® to alleviate the symptoms of opioid and alcohol withdrawal. Suboxone is particularly effective at relieving physical symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting, insomnia, tremors, and chills.

Addiction counseling

No addiction treatment is complete without therapy. After a comprehensive physical and psychological evaluation, Dr. Westfall can help determine the appropriate form of therapy for you. 

Psychotherapy (talk therapy), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and individual and group therapy are common types of counseling she may recommend.

How do I know if I need drug addiction treatment?

While admitting you need professional drug addiction treatment can be difficult, common signs of addiction include:

  • Increased tolerance (using a higher amount of drugs to achieve the same effect)
  • Withdrawal symptoms when you aren’t taking drugs
  • Taking prescription medications when you no longer have a health problem
  • Losing interest in once-loved activities in favor of drug use
  • Hiding drug use
  • Drug use that interferes with work, school, and other responsibilities

To learn more about drug addiction treatment, call Unite Recovery or schedule an appointment online today.