Alcoholism Specialist

Primary Medicine of Sherman

Primary Care Physician & Addiction Medicine located in Sherman, TX & Plano, TX

More than 15 million American adults suffer from alcohol use disorders like alcoholism. Robert Hernandez, MD, at Primary Medicine of Sherman understands the challenges of alcoholism and is here to help you recover. Use online scheduling or call to book your appointment at the Sherman or Plano, Texas, location today.

Alcoholism Q & A

What is alcohol use disorder?

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a chronic condition that describes compulsive and excessive alcohol use. If you suffer from alcohol use disorder, you show a pattern of problems with some or all of the following:

  • Controlling alcohol consumption
  • Being obsessed with drinking
  • Using alcohol even after suffering negative effects
  • Increasing consumption 
  • Withdrawal symptoms when not drinking

Although not everyone with alcohol use disorder has alcoholism, those diagnosed with AUD are at high risk for developing it. If you have the disorder, it's important to get treatment to prevent a worsening of your condition. 

Do I need alcoholism treatment?

If you're struggling with alcohol use, you may wonder whether you need treatment or if you can handle recovery on your own. There are a few important questions to ask yourself when you're wondering about this, including: 

  • Do you sometimes drink more or longer than you meant to?
  • Have you tried to cut back or even stop but failed?
  • Does drinking and recovering from drinking consume a lot of your time?
  • Do you feel strong cravings to drink?
  • Has drinking caused relationship or family issues?
  • Has drinking caused work or school problems?
  • Have you continued drinking even after loved ones asked you to stop?
  • Does your life focus more on drinking and less on other things you used to enjoy?
  • Have you engaged in risky behaviors like driving while drinking?
  • Are you suffering from health problems because of drinking?

If these things sound familiar, it's time to consider how alcoholism treatment can help you take control of your health, happiness, and life again. 

How does alcoholism treatment work?

At Primary Medicine of Sherman, Dr. Hernandez, Brittany Brown, NP, and Julie Thomison, NP, help you recover in a variety of ways. Your health and wellness is the No. 1 focus, so detox is medically supervised to ensure safety and comfort. 

The recovery process takes time and dedication, but when you commit to the program, you've got an expert team behind you. The Primary Medicine of Sherman team is ready to support you every step of the way!

Click the online appointment maker or call the Primary Medicine of Sherman office nearest you to get alcoholism help now.