Addiction

American Acupuncture Academy

SaTerra Vishnu, DOM, AP

Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Integrative Medicine Practitioner & Electrodiagnostic Medicine located in Mount Dora, FL

Does addiction have a hold on your life? If so, it’s time to call SaTerra Vishnu, DOM, AP, at American Acupuncture Academy in Mount Dora, Florida. He and his team offer compassionate, integrative, holistic addiction care. To get their help in breaking your addiction, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Addiction Q & A

What qualifies as an addiction?

Addiction is often used flippantly today. People say they’re addicted to Netflix or the food from their favorite restaurant. But simply craving something doesn’t mean you’re addicted to it. 

Instead, addiction is characterized by the inability to stop doing or consuming something even when you know that activity or substance is causing you harm. If you’re engaged in a long-term struggle to moderate or stop engaging with something, you’re living with addiction. 

The key symptoms of addiction are:

  • Inability to stop using the substance to which you’re addicted
  • Withdrawal from situations where you would be unable to use the addictive substance
  • Secretiveness; hiding your addiction
  • Risky behavior to get or use your addictive substance
  • Losing interest in activities or relationships you cared about before
  • Distancing yourself from others

Addiction often starts feeling small and controllable but spirals to impact virtually every area of your life. 

Is addiction serious?

The opioid crisis shines a stark spotlight on addiction and its dangers. Highly addictive painkillers claim over a hundred lives each day. Clearly, addiction is something that requires dedicated treatment. Just wanting to stop often isn’t enough. And that’s why Dr. Vishnu offers addiction treatment at American Acupuncture Academy. 

Even addiction to substances people perceive as safe for regular use (like alcohol) poses a threat to your physical and mental well-being. If any addiction has control over your life, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Vishnu to start treatment. 

What should I expect from addiction treatment?

First, you should know that Dr. Vishnu and his team are compassionate and understanding. They know that your addiction has a physical and/or psychological hold on you. They work to end the stigma against addicted people, instead partnering with you to equip you with the tools you need to make changes in your life. 

You and Dr. Vishnu work together to find a treatment plan that works for you. That will likely involve lifestyle changes alongside medical treatments like acupuncture, which can help minimize withdrawal symptoms. 

If you’re looking for a holistic, natural way to overcome your addiction, look no further than the American Acupuncture Academy. Get started by calling the office or requesting your appointment with Dr. Vishnu online.