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Addiction Treatment

A New Hope for Addiction Treatment in Scottsdale, AZ

Are you seeking effective solutions for addiction? In the United States alone, millions of people struggle with addiction. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2020, 46.8 million people aged 12 and older in the United States had a substance use disorder in the past year. That’s roughly 16.7% of the population.

At Advanced Wellness and Pain in Scottsdale, AZ, we’re at the forefront of addiction therapy innovation, offering the transformative power of ketamine infusions. Initially utilized as an anesthetic, ketamine is now emerging as an effective treatment for various forms of addiction.

A man sitting on the floor with his hands in his face, dealing with addiction and considering ketamine therapy for addiction treatment

Understanding Ketamine Infusions

Ketamine, when used in a controlled therapeutic context, has been shown to stimulate the growth of new neural connections in the brain. This reset can be instrumental in helping individuals break free from the stubborn cycle of addiction, making ketamine infusion an intriguing and promising non-traditional addiction treatment option.

The Power of Ketamine for Addiction

Research studies suggest that ketamine infusions may effectively treat addiction to alcohol, opioids, and nicotine, among other substances. By disrupting harmful behavioral patterns, ketamine infusions offer a new lease on life to individuals who have struggled with other forms of treatment. This unique approach to addiction treatment provides hope and tangible results to those impacted by addiction. Ketamine can help eliminate cravings and address the root issues of addiction, such as the symptoms associated with trauma, depression, and anxiety.

How do Ketamine Infusions Work?

The ketamine infusion treatment process involves administering low doses of ketamine via an intravenous (IV) infusion. Our team at Advanced Wellness and Pain closely monitors each session, ensuring a safe and supportive environment. As the ketamine is delivered into the bloodstream, it targets specific brain pathways and can disrupt the neural processes associated with addiction.

The Future of Addiction Treatment

Ketamine infusions for addiction treatment are part of the innovative solutions reshaping how we view and address addiction. Our mission at Advanced Wellness and Pain is to bring cutting-edge addiction therapies to those in need, and ketamine infusions sit squarely within that mission. Explore the possibilities of this groundbreaking treatment today. It’s important to note that psychotherapy and an in-depth supportive program, in addition to ketamine treatment, are critical to recovery. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), 12-step, and other programs can help create the structure necessary to make lifestyle changes to beat addiction and sustain long-term sobriety. Like any treatment, ketamine infusions are a treatment, not a cure, and there is no guarantee they will work for you.

Discover the Potential of Ketamine for Addiction Treatment!

Don’t let addiction control your life. At Advanced Wellness and Pain in Scottsdale, AZ, we believe in providing a helping hand, guiding you towards a life of control, clarity, and wellness. Our specialized Ketamine treatment offers a cutting-edge, scientifically-supported approach for addiction, opening the doors to a brighter, healthier tomorrow. Don’t wait to take control of your life. Schedule a consultation today and start your journey towards freedom from addiction. Because your future is worth it.

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James T. Leathem, DO

Dr. James Leathem is a board-certified anesthesiologist and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He was born and raised in Connecticut and graduated from Florida Southern College with a bachelor of science in marketing management with minors in sociology and communications. He obtained his medical degree from Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology at Michigan State University and its affiliated McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital.

In 2015, after residency, Dr. Leathem returned to Arizona to practice anesthesiology. He joined Red Mountain Anesthesiologists and worked primarily at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, performing 100% of his own cases. He was made partner in the group after demonstrating 3 years of anesthesia excellence and administering over 4,000 anesthetics. In 2019, a corporate change occurred and an opportunity presented itself in which he was able to transition out of the hospital to surgery center and clinic-based anesthesia.

Dr. Leathem realizes that the only constant in life is change. In 2020, amidst the global pandemic, his career took a different direction. This change led him to collaborate with Dr. Wong and Dr. Sharma and they founded Advanced Wellness and Pain (AWAP). Their mission is to provide a variety of state-of-the-art procedural services that improve patients’ quality of life and overall physical and mental well-being.

Dr. Leathem believes that we are all a work in progress and that each day, one should strive to make positive changes in their life. He is here to help empower each patient on their journey to be their best self and live their best life. When you are being cared for by Dr. Leathem, you can be assured that he will give you his undivided attention and time.

Gregory Wong, MD

Dr. Wong is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist and a member of both the American Society of Anesthesiology and the Arizona Society of Anesthesiology. He did his undergraduate training at the University of California at Davis, Davis, California; doctorate training at The University of Health Sciences of the Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL; and his post-doctoral training at the Integrated Program at the University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ. He has spent his whole 24-year career practicing in Arizona.

Dr. Wong grew up in the Bay Area of California. He is married and is raising three daughters. At the early age of 12 years old, he knew he wanted to become a physician. His love of the human spirit, intrigue of human physiology, and compassion for human suffering led him to the path of anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Today, Dr. Wong realizes patients need a holistic biophysical-mental-spiritual care. This philosophy has brought him to the studies of regenerative medicine and infusion therapies. He has firsthandily witnessed the overwhelming success of these therapies for treating chronic pain and depression and the return of patients of “life-functionality.”

“There has never been a time more important than now to advocate for our patients in these difficult times. We owe it to our patients to offer these state-of-the-art treatment modalities that weren’t available before.”

Deepak Sharma, MD, MBA

Dr. Sharma is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He completed three degrees at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA: a Bachelor in Finance, a Master in Business Administration, and a Doctor of Medicine. He went on to complete residency at the Mount Sinai Morningside-West Hospital System in New York, NY and post-graduate fellowship at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Sharma is committed to treating his patients as a whole with a comprehensive biophysical-mental-spiritual approach. He is a lifelong learner and is constantly researching cutting-edge therapies backed by scientific studies. He has taken a particular interest in regenerative and infusion therapies after witnessing firsthand their significant benefits on those suffering from chronic pain and depression. In his free time, Dr. Sharma enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hiking, traveling, reading, and meditation.