Sober Solutions of Norwalk is the addiction specialty practice of Dr. Robert Sterling in Norwalk, CT.
Dr. Sterling has been practicing medicine for thirty years. In addition to his board certification in Addiction Medicine, he was residency trained in Family Practice, ran several ambulatory care centers and practiced Occupational Medicine for thirteen years.
As an Addiction Medicine specialist, Dr. Sterling offers his patients a broad range of competencies. His training and experience.. foster an approach to addiction recovery that is both holistic and empathetic. Addiction is not just a disease of "substance abuse" but one of conditioned memory which takes the act of drug and alcohol use and associates it with the normal daily activities of associated behaviors. These associated behaviors become the basis for the triggers that so often start round after round of relapse.
There are many stories of how people become addicted but surprising few predictable ways to foster recovery. Dr. Sterling offers a variety of methods for the treatment of substance use disorders, all of which are evidence-based. The treatments involve medication assisted therapy, cognitive, and motivational, behavioral therapies as well as mindfulness-based relapse prevention. Group treatments and individual therapies are offered and prescribed, and 12 step programs are strongly promoted.
Addiction strikes at the heart of the individual affecting one's sense of self-worth, relations with immediate and remote family members, one's livelihood and social status. Whether one lives or dies depends on how seriously one takes one's recovery.
Dr. Sterling helps people understand their rights as a class under the Americans with Disabilities Act. His training helps people regain their place in the working world and promotes the return of patients to their former state of good health.