Addiction is a chronic disease that can have dire consequences, including negativity affecting your health, relationships, and quality of life. The team of psychologists and psychiatrists at AKA CHI offers affordable telepsychiatry to everyone finding professional help in addiction recovery. We understand the intricacies of this disease and the nuances involved in treating it. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about the services and treatment options for addiction offered at AKA CHI.


Addiction is considered a severe, chronic disease in which the person seeks and uses drugs in a compulsive, out-of-control way. If you’re into any drug addiction, knowing the consequences will still not let you stop drug use. Initially, drug use is a choice a person makes, but later people struggle with addiction; changes in the chemical composition of your brain often occur and pose increased challenges. A lack of self-control characterizes addiction. Even if the person has overcome simple addiction, chances are still high for going back to abusing drugs, sometimes years after remaining sober. So if the person needs to overcome addiction without relapse, taking professional addiction treatment is important. You can start with a counseling session with AKA CHI.

Many different factors contribute to addiction more in some people than others: environmental factors, genetics, and development.


Here is additional information on these 3 factors:

Genetics: A family history of addiction can lead to almost half of your potential risk for addiction. Ethnicity, Gender, and underlying mental health disorders can also play a major role.


Environment: Many different environmental factors play a part in increasing your risk for addiction, including your friends and family, happiness, economic status, peer pressure, quality of life, exposure to trauma like stress, physical or sexual abuse, or drug use early in life.


Development: Drugs at any age can lead to addiction. Taking drugs as a child or teen is more harmful than an adult. Parts of the brain responsible for self-control and decision-making are vulnerable and still developing during your youth, and using it at a young age can have grave effects on your brain.

Every mental disorder treated at AKA CHI is based on a personalized treatment plan designed just for you depending on the specifics of your addictions for:

  • Alcohol addiction
  • Opioids
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Stimulants
  • Polysubstance abuse (multiple substance cases of abuse)

AKA CHI team uses various therapeutic modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy, talk therapy, and family counseling – since addiction affects the entire family. Moreover, we use medical management to help patients with medicine. We do our best to be helpful and help patients get over addiction.