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Alcohol Use Disorder Specialist

J. Kimber Rotchford, M.D., M.P.H.

Addiction Medicine Physician located in Port Townsend, WA

Around 14.4 million American adults and 401,000 adolescents suffer from alcohol use disorders. The consequences of alcohol use disorders involve accidents, deadly medical and behavioral complications, relationship problems, financial and legal concerns, etc. Despite alcohol commonly being used for "healthy" reasons alcohol use disorders from a public health standpoint likely cause more morbidity and mortality than any other substance use disorder. There are many obstacles that can interfere with robust recoveries from alcohol use disorders. No one can provide a patient with a guarantee. That said, a combination of medical and behavioral interventions, particularly when customized to a given patient, most often produces wonderful results. It does take time. Let us do it together.