WellStep Atlanta, Confidential Office-Based Clinic Treating Painkiller Addiction, Alcoholism, Gambling and Internet Addiction, Opens in Alpharetta, GA

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WellStep Atlanta opened on January 2, 2008, treating painkiller addiction with Suboxone. The clinic also treats alcoholism, gambling and internet addiction.

WellStep Atlanta, a confidential outpatient, office-based program treating painkiller addiction, alcoholism, gambling, and internet addiction opened January 2, 2008 in Alpharetta, Georgia.

The program is is affiliated with Northwest Behavioral Medicine, a highly respected multi-specialty psychiatric practice with a nationally recognized clinical research division.

WellStep utilizes Suboxone to treat painkiller (opioid) addiction, one of the fastest growing addictions in the teen and college age population. Innovative medications such as Vivitrol and Campral are used to treat alcoholism.

Other state of the art medications and treatments are used to treat gambling and internet addictions, including naltrexone, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and mood stabilizers.

Individual and optional group counseling is offered to give patients the behavioral tools to prevent relapse and ensure long term success.d

Executives and high profile individuals can take advantage of WellStep's emphasis on privacy and the convenience of after-hours and weekend appointments. WellStep can assist with locating local accomodations for out of town patients.

WellStep offers alcohol and drug dependence evaluations for adolescents and college-age indviduals including on-site saliva alcohol and comprehensive urine drug testing.

Mark Banov, MD, MPH, a Harvard-trained addiction medicine specialist, is Medical Director of WellStep Atlanta. He graduated from the Harvard University School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins University and received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Dr. Banov is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. He is a medical staff member of Gwinnett Hospital System.

Joseph Kirkpatrick, PhD and Susan Kirkpatrick, LPC, CCADC, both highly experienced addiction counselors, supervise counseling and therapy services.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit http://www.wellstepatlanta.com or call 770-753-9898.

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