Addiction Medicine

Addiction Medicine services offered in Belleville and Rochester Hills, MI

If you struggle with an addiction to tobacco, alcohol, pain medicine, or drugs, help is available at WellHealth Medical Associates in Belleville and Rochester Hills, Michigan. Board-certified physician Sanjay Murthy, MD, MPH & TM, offers addiction medicine to help you break addictive habits and improve your physical and mental health. Call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking tool today.

What is addiction medicine?

Addiction medicine at WellHealth Medical Associates uses lifestyle changes, counseling, and medications to reduce urges to take addictive substances, such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or pain medicine. Dr. Murthy tailors each addiction medicine treatment to match your needs. 

What are the symptoms of an addiction?

Some of the signs and symptoms associated with addictions include:

  • Strong urges to use addictive substances
  • Not being able to stop using certain substances
  • Withdrawal symptoms upon stopping
  • Feeling high
  • Poor decision making
  • Changes in your mood
  • Poor physical and mental health
  • Poor personal hygiene 
  • Decreased quality of life

Addictions increase your risk of health problems, accidents, and financial, legal, job, or relationship problems.

What are the benefits of addiction medicine?

Some primary benefits of addiction medicine at WellHealth Medical Associates include:

  • Reduced urge to take addictive substances
  • Fewer withdrawal symptoms
  • Highly effective results
  • Better physical and mental health
  • Improved quality of life and overall well-being 

Dr. Murthy is highly trained in addiction medicine. He monitors you during your treatment to make sure it works effectively.

Is addiction medicine right for me?

To find out which type of addiction medicine treatment is the best for you, Dr. Murthy reviews your symptoms, lifestyle habits, and medical history. He checks your vital signs, completes a physical exam, and may order blood tests, urine testing, or other diagnostic tests.

He customizes each addiction medicine treatment and may recommend more than one type of solution to give you the best outcome.

What should I expect during addiction medicine?

To help fight addiction, Dr. Murthy may suggest one or more of the following treatments:

Lifestyle changes

To break addictive habits, eat healthy foods, get regular exercise and plenty of sleep, reduce stress, and avoid people, places, or situations that trigger urges to use addictive substances.


Dr. Murthy may prescribe medicines that reduce withdrawal symptoms or urges to use unhealthy substances. 


Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is an effective way to change your thought or behavior patterns and break addictive habits. 

To learn more about addiction medicine at WellHealth Medical Associates, call the office or use the online booking tool today.