ADDICTION RECOVERY SUCCESS STORIES - TOM'S STORY

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10/21/22

In ADDICTION RECOVERY SUCCESS STORIES - TOM'S STORY Tom shares his personal story about his decision to get help for his drinking. It is a familiar story. “I was frustrated and down and didn’t know which way to go.” Tom said about his decision to get help for his drinking. “I was a really confused. I was train wreck.”

INSynergy’s personalized, patient-focused medical approach to treatment revealed an undiagnosed attention deficit disorder that fueled Tom’s desire to drink.

“Going out into social settings, my brain would just go a mile a minute,” Tom said. “I would need to go and get straight to the bar. (I was) definitely self-medicating.”

Tom’s not alone. Many self-medicate to manage or cope with mental health issues like ADD, but reliance on alcohol can have a snowball effect. For some, it turns into an addiction. “It’s amazing. It’s kind of a gradual slide to get there,” Tom said. “but all of a sudden you are there.”

For Tom, trying to calm his mind with alcohol was made worse when he fell – while sober – and fractured his leg. He was hospitalized. Following his release from the hospital, his drinking accelerated. That’s when he finally made the decision to call INSynergy. But, when Tom called, he did what many do when they call for help. He hung up when they answered. “I’m trying to call the phone number and my hand is shaking,” Tom said. “I want to call and I dialed up. Twice they answered and I hung up.”

“That is very common,” said Rick Flanagan, a counselor with INSynergy said. “There is a large amount of fear in change, for addiction, for almost anything. Change is difficult for people.”

Finally, on the third try, Tom stayed on the line. It’s a decision that he says saved his life. His call for help would lead him to an enjoyable life of recovery.

As a medical practice that takes a personalized approach with each patient, the INSynergy team was able to tailor treatment to Tom’s needs. INSynergy integrates medical advances in neurology, psychiatry, sleep medicine and more to treat patients in an outpatient setting. Getting sober at home, while handling everything else that comes with life. INSynergy’s unique medical approach helps their patients achieve better results that a more traditional one size fits all approach to addiction treatment.

For patients like Tom, it means getting your life back on track.

“I feel there is nothing I can’t do,” Tom said about his life today. “No exaggeration. It (treatment) saved my life.”


ABOUT INSynergy
INSynergy is the Premier Alcohol and Drug Rehab Treatment Center in St. Louis, MO. We provide an alternative approach to traditional 12- step and AA treatment programs. We are guided by evidence-based treatments and the latest advances in alcohol and drug rehab, allowing for the effective treatment of addictions to tobacco, alcohol, heroin, and opiates.Our innovative program incorporates FDA approved anti-craving medication, counseling, psychiatric and psychological services. These latest advances in treatment help people resume their productive lives. Opioid and alcohol detox is offered in an outpatient setting without disruptions in school or professional life.

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