Dr. Mark G. Agresti, M.D. & Associates, West Palm Beach Florida. Specializing in Oxycodone, Roxycodone, Opiate and Drug Detox.
West Palm Beach, FL., Dr. Agresti is a multi disciplinary psychiatric and substance abuse practice made up of caring professionals who strive to provide top quality service based on the individual needs of our patients. Our practice focuses on the treatment of mental illness, addictions, dual diagnosis and outpatient detoxification from drugs and alcohol in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Dr. Agresti was raised in New Jersey and came to Florida after completing medical training. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, LA for premed. The Chicago Medical School for medical school, and completed his Residency in Psychiatry at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. He is Board Certified in the Practice of Psychiatry.
He has been in private practice in West Palm Beach, FL for 20 years and has been on the staff of Columbia Hospital and several Addiction Treatment centers. He served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia Hospital and medical director for the various treatment centers.
Dr. Agresti’s practice focuses on the treatment of mental illness addictions and dual diagnosis. He has expanded his addictions practice to include outpatient detoxification from both drugs and alcohol. His patient population includes both children and adults.
A CHANCE TO CHANGE
(Recover from Drugs and Alcohol)
Cognitive Restructuring are mental processes that are based on the theory that by changing your thinking, you can change behaviour.
When you change your thinking about your drug or alcohol problem, your thoughts change. Your thoughts guide your behavior, and your behavior changes.
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Since 1965, the treatments have always been through AA, NA, twelve-step programs. Those programs have done fairly well, but there has been no alternative.
If you had difficulties with some of the concepts of an AA or a twelve-step program, you would have difficulty getting successful treatment.
Detoxification and Addiction Treatment
|Many alcoholics and/or drug addicts are unable to successfully “work” a recovery program until successful medical detoxification is accomplished. Medicine may be prescribed to reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms, cravings, depression, mood swings, anxiety, insomnia, tremors, memory loss, stomach and intestinal issues, hypoglycemia, and/or other problems which prevents alcoholics and/or drug users from controlling their addictions.After the acute phase of detoxification is completed or for the individual who needs substance abuse treatment without detoxification, we develop an individualized treatment program for the person. We strongly suggest that in conjunction with medical treatment, the individual attend a program that provides therapy, education and support. The core of our substance abuse treatment is a program developed by Dr. Agresti called Cognitive Restructuring (CR). Cognitive Restructuring empowers the individual to accept responsibility for changing his/her life. It aims to alter a person’s thinking which leads to a change in behavior. This change in thinking becomes the basis for a change in lifestyle without the use of mind altering substances.Learn more about Detoxification and Addiction Treatment →||Treatment begins with the development of an accurate diagnosis based on the findings of a thorough psycho-social evaluation. The focus of treatment is to reduce symptoms, alleviate the presenting problem and improve the overall quality of life for the patient.A treatment plan is developed between the patient and treatment providers. This may include prescribing the best medication for the presenting problem and/or working on the issues outlined in the treatment plan in therapy. Studies have shown that the best outcomes are reached through a combination of medication and therapy when indicated. Individual, marital, family, group and play therapy are various modalities used in treatment.
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Many of the patients that are seen at our office are in need of treatment for Dual Diagnosis. This is where a patient has an addiction problem and at the same time psychiatric disorder. These cases can be quite complex as treatment must focus on both the addiction and psychiatric issues throughout the course of treatment.
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Successful Treatments for Addictions and Mental Illness