Finding an Addiction Specialist in Georgia

Finding the right psychiatrist for you that understands the addiction process, who can perform accurate comprehensive evaluations, develop a successful treatment plan and has decades of experience that can meet your specific needs and issues often involves a long frustrating search. Finding a psychiatrist who is also an Addiction Specialist dramatically shortens the list of potential psychiatrists.

Addiction Specialists Board Certified

Addiction psychiatry is a sub-specialty of psychiatry with certification given by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Only psychiatrists may receive the addiction psychiatry sub-specialty certificate after meeting specific additional criteria and a certification examination.

Addiction Specialist Certification

A psychiatrist who is a specialist in addiction has professionally demonstrated the knowledge and skill to provide prevention, screening, intervention as well as the treatment for substance use and addiction. Any recognized psychological and physical complications of addiction are also addressed in the treatment plan. Addiction may include one or multiple types of substance abuse including either illegal drugs, tobacco, alcohol, or prescription medications.

Addiction Medicine

Psychiatrists who dedicate themselves to improving the quality of provided treatment, keeping up-to-date on current education and research data, educate others and promote the comprehensive care of patients with addiction may hold membership in The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The ASAM is the leading addiction medicine professional society in the U.S. for those professional who focus on addiction and its treatment.

Board Certified Psychiatry

While physicians or psychologists need to be licensed, they can legally practice without having board certification. Board certification is an additional voluntary process where competence in a specialty area is demonstrated, where testing by peers has proven the level of skill and knowledge is at the very top of the medical profession. Board certified psychiatrists are often seen as leaders in their field who help shape the course of their medical profession for years to come.

Addiction Specialist Locally

Dr. Darvin Hege, psychiatrist, located in the Atlanta area, is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as The American Society of Addiction Medicine, with more than 25 years of successful addiction evaluation and treatment. Call the office for a confidential appointment and put an end to your frustrating search for the right addiction specialist.

Atlanta Psychiatric Services Geared to Meet Your Busy Life Needs

In this fast paced world, the time we have available to take care of personal mental health needs is often crunched between work hours, family responsibilities, child care and time spent stuck in Atlanta traffic. In our society, the incidence of anxiety, depression, panic attacks and attention deficit disorders continue to rise. In addition, addiction to narcotics, nicotine or alcohol is affecting more and more families on a daily basis.

Finding an experienced psychiatrist who adjusts office hours to meet your hectic schedule opens the door for successful treatment of your mental health concerns.

Convenient Atlanta Psychiatric Office Hours

Evening and weekend hours offered by a qualified psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience gives more patients easier access to a comprehensive evaluation and effective treatment plan. Dr. Hege offers hope and positive therapeutic change to those who need convenient office hours around your busy lifestyle.

Thorough Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation

Each person has their own unique symptoms or behaviors that interfere with normal daily life and interpersonal life skills. A comprehensive evaluation is the cornerstone in making the correct diagnosis. The development of an effective treatment plan is based on your individual needs, physiology, symptoms and behaviors. Your treatment plan may include medications, cognitive behavioral therapy, or alternative services to best meet your changing needs and progress.

Areas of Atlanta Psychiatric Treatment Offered

Dr. Hege, MD, a highly respected Atlanta psychiatrist, develops individual treatment plans that have proven successful for decades. Patients of Dr. Hege have been able to regain control of their lives through medication management, CBT, and other augmentive services. Mental health concerns addressed include:

  • Adult Men and Women with ADHD
  • Narcotics Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Panic and Anxiety Attacks
  • Depression
  • Tobacco and Nicotine Addiction
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Psychiatric Medication adjustment to reduce side effects

Psychiatric Augmentive Therapy Resources

Dr. Hege believes in treating the whole person to achieve the highest rate of success through his therapeutic treatment plan. While he focuses solely on psychiatry, he recommends professional resources from a network of skilled therapists trained in the use of advanced techniques in combination with or without medication. Unique resources available include:

  • EEG Biofeedback or Neurotherapy often used to treat ADHD
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • International Cultural Coaching including management and success in a culturally diverse world
  • EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, used in recovery from effects of trauma and abuse
  • Evening Recovery Program for small group addiction counseling

Atlanta Psychiatrist Dr. Hege a Phone Call Away

Dr. Hege’s methodology and strategies can work for you. Make the call today to set up an appointment at a day and time that fits your schedule. Help really is just a phone call away.