Medications are used to effectively treat some addictions by reducing drug-seeking urges or nulling the effect that substances have on the brain. These can be useful for preventing relapse and re-establishing normal brain function, thus enhancing the long-term changes that result from the cognitive behavioral therapy offered at Keys. Some people also require medication for additional mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. We work in coordination and consultation with nearby providers of medical treatments. An experienced medical doctor who specializes in addiction supervises these activities and regularly consults with our counselors.