Our Services Dr. Kent Hoffman specializes in addiction treatment. He and the SoberDoc team at Lake Howell Health Center are devoted to addiction research and treatment. The SoberDoc aim is to provide effective treatment solutions and help those struggling live healthy, drug-free lives. How SoberDoc Can Help Dr. Kent Hoffman has decades of experience in treating addiction. His tried-and-true treatment method will help stop your drug use. He uses a medically-driven approach designed to treat your addiction and help you live a drug-free life. Key Components of SoberDoc Treatment: Detox is the first crucial step in addiction treatment. Ongoing outpatient rehab and medication provide a simple and effective path to sobriety. Dr. Hoffman works with you to find the best treatment and recovery options for you. Patients and loved ones feel cared for and supported. When I first came as a patient, I was at my lowest. The staff showed compassion and were extremely important to my recovery. Addiction Treatment Services Medical Detox Effective treatment begins with medical detox. It is the first step in addiction treatment because it rids a patient’s body of the abused substances. Detox sets the foundation for a long-lasting recovery. After detox, medications and outpatient treatment and counseling assist patients in maintaining a sober lifestyle. It is common for individuals to experience withdrawal symptoms during detox. Symptoms may include insomnia, nausea, muscle weakness and anxiety. It is important to remember that these withdrawal symptoms are temporary. A combination of medication and time can reduce—and eventually end—painful withdrawal symptoms. Rehab Dr. Hoffman provides outpatient rehab programs to assist in addiction recovery. Outpatient rehab is beneficial because it allows patients to continue their normal daily routines throughout treatment. Outpatient rehab patients live at home and receive effective medical treatment during appointments. Many addiction sufferers have families, jobs or other activities that require their time and attention. Seeking treatment does not mean patients must neglect their responsibilities or personal lives. Dr. Hoffman makes it simple to continue working, going to school or caring for your family with outpatient rehab treatment. Inpatient rehab is another treatment option. It is often best suited for more severe addiction cases. It is also useful for patients struggling with other disorders in addition to substance abuse. Addiction Medicine Medication can have multiple benefits during addiction treatment and recovery. Dr. Hoffman’s treatment technique uses medication to manage withdrawal symptoms and ease addiction cravings. Examples of Addiction Treatment Medications: Suboxone Buprenorphine Vivitrol Sublocade Probuphine These medications should be taken under medical supervision as some of them are highly addictive. Suboxone treats addiction to narcotics like opioids. It is useful for patients who want to stop their opioid abuse without the side effects of withdrawal and cravings. Suboxone has fewer negative impacts than Methadone. Buprenorphine is also used in the treatment of opioid addiction. It is helpful for outpatient rehab patients because it can be administered at home. Vivitrol is administered through injection by a medical professional. It helps prevent drug relapses. Probuphine is a discrete arm implant of four soft flexible 1-inch rods which steadily provides Buprenorphine into the patient’s system over a six-month period of time. This is a great choice for patients who travel for months at a time. This is meant for patients who are maintained between 2 mg and 8 mg of sublingual Buprenorphine. Sublocade is a subcutaneous monthly injection of Buprenorphine which typically produces higher blood levels and therefore a better opioid blockade than SL Buprenorphine (Suboxone, etc). Laboratory Services Laboratory services are an important addition to outpatient treatment. They offer accountability, help ensure medical stability and prevent relapses. Dr. Hoffman’s addiction treatment program involves regular drug tests to monitor patients’ health and well-being. These onsite tests help patients maintain a drug-free life after the initial detox process. Clinical Trials Testing Dr. Hoffman and the team at Lake Howell Health Center offer onsite clinical trials for up-and-coming treatment medications and methods. They perform clinical studies and trials for various conditions including opioid addiction and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Patients have the opportunity to help Dr. Hoffman and his team discover new treatment breakthroughs by participating in these trials. Participants receive advanced treatment solutions free of cost. This allows them to get the care they need while helping future patients to have access to the latest treatments. Dr. Hoffman is always willing to listen and not rush out because he’s busy. He takes time to answer questions and gives great feedback. Mental Health Counseling Mental health counseling is an essential supplement to detox and medication. While detox and medication treat the more immediate impacts of addiction, counseling is useful when working toward a long-lasting recovery. It helps recovering addicts re-adjust to living healthy life without drugs. Mental health counseling helps patients understand the root of their addiction. Patients may benefit from group counseling and/or one-on-one sessions with addiction counselors. Independent sessions help patients understand their specific problems and get solutions. Group counseling may involve sessions with family and loved ones or other people recovering from addiction. Each person’s addiction is different, so it is important to determine which type of counseling feels right for you. Executive Services Anyone struggling with addiction deserves confidentiality. The team at SoberDoc ensures that every patient’s privacy is maintained while they seek treatment. However, certain “high profile” patients like business executives, professional athletes and politicians may require a higher level of privacy. Our Sober Executive Recovery Service offers a discreet entrance and waiting area for those who need more anonymity.