Recovery Program Specialist

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

Addiction Medicine Physician located in Port Townsend, WA

If you’re one of the 21 million Americans living with an addiction, whether it’s an opioid use disorder, alcohol use disorder, or nicotine addiction, you’re putting your health at risk. At his private practice in Port Townsend, Washington, board-certified addiction medicine specialist J. Kimber Rotchford, MD, offers customized recovery programs to help you get sober. Call Dr. Rotchford or request a consultation online today to learn more about recovery programs.

Recovery Program Q & A

What is a recovery program?

Recovery programs are designed to help you through the process of reducing and eliminating substance or alcohol use disorders. They help you improve your health and wellness while also helping you regain control of your choices and life so you can achieve your full potential.

Dr. Rotchford offers recovery programs for opioid use disorder, alcohol use disorder, excessive cannabis use, and tobacco addiction.

Recovery programs are usually multidisciplinary — they address your situation from several angles.

Dr. Rotchford provides personalized recovery programs that cover four key areas: health, home, purpose, and community. These pillars of wellness are critical to your recovery and help you maintain your motivation to overcome the challenges of recovering from a substance abuse disorder.

What are the signs that I need a recovery program?

There are many warning signs that you have a substance abuse disorder. The most common symptoms are:

  • You have an intense, uncontrollable urge to use drugs or alcohol
  • You have to consume more to get the same high
  • You go out of your way or do risky things to get the substance
  • You fail to meet your obligations at work or home
  • Despite negative consequences, you keep using the substance
  • You can’t stop using the drug or alcohol on your own
  • You suffer withdrawal symptoms

Your mood might change. For example, you might find that you’re more irritable or lethargic than usual. You also might stop taking care of your health and appearance.

What should I expect from a recovery program?

Dr. Rotchford creates customized recovery programs to address your individual needs. Depending on your condition, he might prescribe medication to help control your cravings and reduce withdrawal symptoms. He might also recommend counseling or support groups for you and your family.

Dr. Rotchford also offers treatments to address chronic pain and other health issues that might have led to your substance use disorder. He’s one of the only physicians in the country with the expertise to treat co-occurring addiction and pain conditions.

Dr. Rotchford understands that the same approach to recovery doesn’t work for everyone. For example, abstinence might or might not be the right approach for you. He provides in-office and telemedicine services to deliver the support you need as conveniently as possible.

Call Dr. Rotchford or request an appointment online today to learn how a recovery program can help you get sober.