Opioid | Heroin Addiction

Addiction treatment in Alexandria, Fairfax, Woodbridge, and Springfield, Virginia utilizing Suboxone, Vivitrol, probuphine, and Sublocade therapies for opioid use disorder.

 Dr. Sendi has over 22 years of practice expertise in both hospital and office settings. He is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and will craft an individualized treatment plan for each patient. After the first office visit, Dr. Sendi is able to follow up with web-based "Telemedicine" appointments, so you can meet the the physician from the comfort of your own home. Evening and weekend appointments are available as well. If you are suffering from opioid dependence and need other options to manage that problem and pain related issues, Dr. Sendi can transition you to buprenorphine-based strategies that allow  pain relief and comfort. If you need to detox or transition from Methadone to new medications, an array of options exists to make that happen in a comfortable manner as well.   CALL 703-844-0184 or email the doctor at appointments@novaddiction.com and contact the doctor NOW.    We are available 24/7 for telemedicine appointments when you need help the most! Also see us at NOVA Addiction Specialists - Alexandria, Virginia.Also for a great blog, see us at Addiction Domain.

Some patients have co-occurring disorders, such as ADHD and mood related disorders. These can be managed, in part, during your treatment, if they are stable. Dr. Sendi does provide ADHD treatment at a different fee schedule. Although we do not accept insurance, we can provide a 'Superbill' for you to send to insurance for compensation. There is no guarantee that your insurance will do so, however.

For those seeking non opioid options for addiction treatment,  Vivitrol is an injection given monthly in the office. It blocks any opioid use. This same medication comes in  an oral formulation but is not as effective as it requires compliance in order for it to work. Vivitrol is helpful for cravings as well, but Dr. Sendi utilizes other medications to assist in cravings and preventing relapse. Call for a consultation.

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Alcohol Use Disorder | Alcohol Abuse

There are multiple Alcohol treatment options available. Most patients and physicians don't realize the power of medical treatments to decrease alcohol use. 80,000 people die a year in the U.S. from alcoholism and most never took a medication for it. If Alcoholism is a disease, it should be treated as one, much like diabetes. Medications and lifestyle changes are as big a part of treating diabetes as they are for alcoholism.

Dr. Sendi offers both FDA approved and off-label therapies for Alcoholism. Included are Vivitrol, Acamprosate, and Antabuse. All are effective in curbing alcohol use, but additional therapies work as well. Medications such as Gabapentin and Topirimate have added effectiveness in decreasing cravings for alcohol and prevent relapse.

Monthly injections of Vivitrol are highly effective in preventing relapse and decreasing heavy drinking. The medication is frequently covered by insurance. Others chose to use the Sinclair method of taking oral Naltrexone prior to any alcohol exposure. Multiple options and medications exist to help in your recovery. Call someone who knows : 703-844-0184 and ask for Dr. Sendi.

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Food and other Addictions

Dr. Sendi is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine. He offers medical weight loss options, which include Optifast,   IV Vitamin weight loss options, and diet medication support. Many patients have had prior gastric bypass surgery and suffer from opioid and alcohol abuse as well as continued weight gain. Dr. Sendi is able to assess each component through metabolic measurements in the office setting and set up a successful health-promoting program. See our weight loss program.

Cocaine, excess Marijuana use, and other addictions are also treatable. These can be assessed in the office and medical solutions provided for each. Although there are no FDA approved therapies as of yet, there are multiple medications and nutraceutical options that can help a person decrease or quit their addiction.

Contact the office at 703-844-0184. We are located in Alexandria, Virginia 22306.




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IV NAD Therapy | IV Vitamin and Nutrition Support | CBD oil | THC | Ketamine IV Treatment for Depression

Most patients in recovery present with other medical problems, whether it is Hepatitis, HIV, depression, PTSD, chronic pain or chronic fatigue. Dr. Sendi specializes in nutritional support and is able to assess your status through blood tests, nutrigenomics, and pharmacogenomics to determine strategies to increase your mood as well as your Serotonin and Dopamine levels. There are many plant-based treatments that can be added to help out with pain, fatigue, and depression that are rarely used. In our center, we are able to offer IV Vitamin therapy to help replete your vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. See us at the IV Nutrition Center | 703-844-0184.

Trace minerals, vitamins, and amino acids in specific combinations are the key to elevating dopamine and serotonin to insure your optimal recovery and prevent relapse.

Dr. Sendi is a certified CBD  provider in Virginia. We will evaluate and certify patients for CBD oil therapies in the office as well.

Also as an option is the IV NAD protocol for detox from alcohol and opioids. This is a multi-day infusion of IV NAD, the energy currency in our body that is also believed to function as an anti-aging strategy. This infusion makes detox very comfortable and insures elevated levels of Dopamine. Shorter protocols mixed with amino acids can be utilized as well to maximize recovery while single day infusions can be used to consolidate recovery and treat low-energy states. See us at the IV Medical Center Site for more information or call 703-844-0184. We are located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Lastly, I will mention that we are a Ketamine Treatment Center. Even if you are in recovery, chronic pain, mood disorders,  depression, PTSD, anxiety, and other issues will prevent you from maximizing your wellness. We offer IV Ketamine infusions that can be used to treat depression, suicidality, post-partum depression, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and other medical disorders that interfere with your life. The protocols for each is different but can be incorporated with IV Vitamin therapy. See us at the NOVA Ketamine website and The Ketamine Consultant website for more information. You can call 703-844-0184 also for an immediate evaluation and infusion. Our fax is 888-965-7708 for referrals.



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Feel free to email us at email@novahealthrecovery.com for an appointment or referral. You can also call us at 703-844-0184 at any time. Our fax number is 888-965-7708. We have same day appointments, usually in the evening hours seven days a week.