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Addiction services offered in Katy and Houston, TX


Overcoming addiction can be a considerable challenge, but you can reclaim your life with expert treatment and support from the clinical team at Nurocoach. The practice has offices in Katy and Houston, Texas, as well as access to a nationwide network of highly skilled therapists via telehealth. They can help you with addictions ranging from prescription medication and illegal narcotics to alcohol and tobacco. To take your first step along the road to freedom from addiction, call Nurocoach and schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.  

Addiction Q & A

What is addiction?

Addiction develops when your need for a specific substance or activity takes over your life. Nothing is so important as the focus of your addiction, which can cause your job, home, and family life to suffer. Despite this, people with addictions are unable to control their behavior.

You can become addicted to a wide variety of things, but the most common are:

  • Illegal drugs (e.g., heroin, cocaine)
  • Alcohol
  • Glue and solvents
  • Prescription painkillers (e.g., oxycodone)
  • Gambling
  • Tobacco (nicotine)

These substances or activities trigger a release of feel-good chemicals in your brain that reinforces your addiction. Some substances, such as heroin, cause changes that result in physical dependency.

Do I have an addiction?

Addictions often start as enjoyable pastimes or experiences you have now and then. Depending on the source, this can slowly or quickly become a dependence, where you struggle to manage without your regular fix.

It can be difficult for people to realize when their habit has become an addiction. Very often, someone close to the addict recognizes the problem and tries to help. Some of the signs to look for in yourself or someone you’re worried about include:

  • Cravings you can’t resist
  • Withdrawal symptoms when you don’t get a fix
  • Needing higher doses or more frequent exposure to get high
  • Devoting significant time to using, recovering, and thinking about your habit
  • Neglecting work and family responsibilities
  • Giving up activities like sports and hobbies
  • Getting into debt to fund your habit
  • Lack of self-care
  • Recurring health problems

People with addictions can’t stop themselves from using a substance or engaging in an activity — even when they see the harm it’s doing.

What treatments help with addiction?

Your Nurocoach provider designs a personalized treatment program for you after completing a comprehensive addiction assessment and a physical exam. Treatments include:

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

MAT helps patients with addictions to opioids, including prescription painkillers and illegal narcotics like heroin.

Talk therapies

Nurocoach offers access to a network of highly experienced mental health professionals via telehealth. You could benefit from behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy, and/or psychoanalysis.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

BrainsWay® TMS uses safe, painless magnetic energy to restore function to parts of the brain involved in addiction.

Smoking cessation

Quitting smoking is far easier with support from experts in helping people with addictions.

To get the help you need to overcome addiction, call Nurocoach today or book an appointment online.