Addiction Specialist

Kenneth P. Stoller, MD

Integrative Medicine & Functional Medicine & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center located in Santa Rosa, CA

If you’re struggling to overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol, Kenneth Stoller, MD, offers solutions to help you achieve success. At his integrative medicine practice in Santa Rosa, California, Dr. Stoller customizes a plan for overcoming addiction with innovative strategies like bioidentical hormones and CBD therapies. It’s never too late to start working toward recovery from addiction. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stoller today using the online booking feature or by calling the office. 

Addiction

What treatments are available for addiction?

As an experienced integrative medicine physician, Dr. Stoller specializes in the most innovative solutions for improving your health and wellness.

When you’re addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, it can greatly diminish your quality of life. It can also be hard to make the changes necessary to quit your dependence on these substances.

Dr. Stoller customizes treatments based on your medical history and the specifics of your addiction. He offers several in-office treatments for treating addiction, including:

  • Cannabidiol (CBD)
  • Baclofen
  • Bioidentical hormones

This biomedical intervention is the 13th step, so to speak.

How does CBD treat addiction?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an ingredient in cannabis (marijuana) plants that doesn’t cause you to experience a high.

The medical uses of CBD are increasing every day, and Dr. Stoller uses it successfully to address addiction. For many, CBD reduces anxiety and the constant cravings for drugs and alcohol. Not only can CBD help end your cravings, but it can also reduce your risk for relapse in your addiction and dangerous overdoses.

What is baclofen?

Baclofen is a prescription medication that’s traditionally used to treat muscle spasms and musculoskeletal pain.

Dr. Stoller successfully uses baclofen to treat drug and alcohol addictions as the medication is also shown effective to reduce symptoms of withdrawal.

How are bioidentical hormones used in addiction treatment?

To address your addiction to drugs and alcohol, Dr. Stoller focuses on one bioidentical hormone in particular. The hormone oxytocin is known as the happiness hormone because your body releases it naturally every time you hug someone or bond with someone socially.

Oxytocin also plays a role in maintaining muscle mass and can be useful in treating sexual dysfunction. When you’re abusing drugs or alcohol, your oxytocin levels decline and increase your risk for constant cravings for drugs and alcohol to feel better about yourself.

Oxytocin bioidentical hormone therapy can rebalance your levels and increases your own internal reward system.

Dr. Stoller often combines oxytocin therapy with other addiction treatments to improve your success in recovery. He works closely with you, monitoring how your treatment plan is working to reduce cravings and the effects of withdrawal from drugs and alcohol.

If you’re searching for comprehensive addiction care, schedule a consultation with Dr. Stoller today using the online booking feature or by calling the office.