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Do I Have an Alcohol Addiction? Sep 19th, 2021

Roughly 25% of adult Americans have experienced at least one heavy drinking day in a year. Heavy drinking involves consuming five or more drinks a day for men and four or more drinks a day for women. Heavy drinking can be a warning sign of alcohol addiction. If you’re struggling...

How Kratom Can Affect Your Brain Chemistry Aug 10th, 2021

Kratom, often sold as an herbal supplement, is both unregulated and addictive. Whether you’re using it recreationally or to self-medicate your anxiety, you should understand what kratom is doing to your brain and why you should stop using it now. At Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment, our board-certified addiction medicine...

How NAD Therapy Can Treat Your Neuropsychiatric Disorder Jul 21st, 2021

Neuropsychiatric disorders are a leading cause of disability in the United States. Because some of these conditions can be difficult to manage, experienced psychiatrist Richard E. Repass, MD, provides alternative therapies to get your condition under control. Dr. Repass specializes in NAD+ infusions to address a wide range of neuropsychiatric...

The Dangers of Cannabis Addiction Jun 13th, 2021

Marijuana is one of the most commonly used drugs in the United States. While there may be medicinal benefits of marijuana, misuse of the drug can lead to an addiction. At Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment, skilled addiction medicine specialist Richard E. Repass, MD, offers comprehensive treatment for cannabis addiction....

What Causes Addiction? May 4th, 2021

Addiction is a complex condition that can alter all aspects of your life. At Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment, psychiatrist Richard E. Repass, MD, offers comprehensive addiction treatment services to help you recover from all types of addiction, including addictions to different types of drugs and alcohol. As part of...

Who’s at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease? Apr 1st, 2021

Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects an estimated 5.8 million people in the United States. While Alzheimer’s disease isn’t something you can prevent, there are changes you can make in your life right now that might help you lower your risk. At Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment, our founder, Richard...

Warning Signs You’ve Developed an Opioid Addiction Mar 11th, 2021

Opioids are powerful medications sometimes needed to control severe and chronic pain. But using them outside of your doctor’s recommendations or recreationally can quickly lead to a life-altering opioid addiction. At Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment, board-certified psychiatrist Richard E. Repass, MD, offers comprehensive help if you think you might...

Helping a Loved One Through PTSD Feb 2nd, 2021

One in 11 people in the United States experiences the sometimes life-altering symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lifetime. If PTSD is affecting you or someone you love, you can find help from Richard Repass, MD, and our team at Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment...

The New Year and Your Health; How Dry January Can Help You Ditch Alcohol Jan 7th, 2021

Living in a culture that promotes alcohol and navigating pandemic life can be quite a challenge. As an Addiction Medicine Psychiatrist with more than a decade of experience, my patients typically ask me about the benefits when considering if “Dry January” is a good time to evaluate their relationship with...

The Long-Term Impacts of Trauma Jan 1st, 2021

Trauma from a life experience can have longer lasting effects on your life than you may realize. The impact of trauma can become complex and affect many aspects of your everyday life. At Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment, our board-certified psychiatrist, Richard Repass, MD, offers confidential and comprehensive trauma services...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Why Depression Can Flare Over the Holidays Dec 1st, 2020

The holidays are meant to be a joyous, celebratory time for families across the country. But for those already living with depression, the hustle and bustle of the season can trigger increases in depressive symptoms. At Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment, Richard E. Repass, MD, offers comprehensive care for depression...

Holiday Season 2020 Nov 16th, 2020

This year many of us will be limiting our family get-togethers and festive parties due to the ongoing health concerns from the coronavirus pandemic. For those battling addiction, the holidays may also be a time of added stress. Our team at Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment understands the challenges that...

Coping with the Holidays During a Pandemic, Let's Talk About it Nov 15th, 2020

Many of our families are rethininking traditional family get-togethers and festive parties in order to adhere to public health guidelines during the pandemic. With so many factors at play that may add to our stress levels, we encourage our patients to schedule an appointment with addiction specialist, Richard Repass, MD at  Revolution Psychiatric...

First, Do No Harm; A Doctor's Role in Fighting an Epidemic of Moral Despair Oct 21st, 2020

I am an Addiction Medicine Physician and Psychiatrist located in Mercer Island who is dedicated to serving the needs of those injured by toxins. As a passionate healthcare advocate caring for the health and well-being of my patients suffering with the mental and physical effects of alcohol use disorder and...

Understanding a Dual Diagnosis Sep 30th, 2020

A dual diagnosis is something over 8 million adults in the United States live with daily. While learning you have a dual diagnosis can feel overwhelming, it’s important that you have a clear understanding of your mental health in order to receive the right treatment. At Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction...

What Opioids Do To Your Brain Sep 16th, 2020

Overcoming an addiction to opioids can be extremely difficult to do on your own. That’s why our experienced addiction treatment specialist Richard E. Repass, MD, offers comprehensive therapeutic services that focus directly on your recovery from powerful opioid drugs. To begin your fight back to a healthier, happier life, you...

NAD: The Addiction Treatment Solution You Haven't Tried Aug 14th, 2020

A substance use disorder can have a profound impact on both your physical and mental health, which is why it’s often referred to as a disease of the mind, body, and soul. Since the disease hijacks your health from so many angles, we turn to the foundation of your body’s...

Surviving an Alcoholic Culture in a Global Pandemic Aug 8th, 2020

As an Addiction Medicine Physician, my Hippocratic Oath is to serve my patients above all else. I believe that it’s time to revolutionize the way we look at health and wellness. A nation under seize by an epidemic of moral despair, we remain on high alert seeking refuge from an...

Prioritize Health with NAD Outpatient Detox Treatments Jul 14th, 2020

Why is NAD important for optimal health? NAD is found in every cell in your body, where it's essential for enegy production, repair, and many other critical functions. Because of its vital role, optimal levels of NAD to are needed to keep your brain, nerves, and organs functioning. As we...

Help for Your Marijuana Cravings Jul 14th, 2020

Overcoming your addiction to marijuana can be difficult because of the frequent cravings you have.  At Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment, addiction specialist Richard E. Repass, MD, offers customized treatment plans that not only help you break free from your cannabis addiction but also help you relieve cravings for marijuana...

Celebrate Your Independence From Alcohol This July 4th Jul 3rd, 2020

As the nation prepares for a long weekend to commemorate the Fourth of July holiday, the Coronavirus outbreak is an ever present reminder of the unprecedented challenges that our families are facing. With health and safety top of mind, many revelers and partygoers, are foregoing traditional gatherings like backyard barbeques,...

Take Advantage of the Ease and Convenience of Telemedicine Jun 9th, 2020

Experienced psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist Richard Repass, MD, and the staff at Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment offer the convenience of telemedicine to accommodate new and existing patients during the trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic. These services allow you to receive the treatment you need without putting yourself...

Why Doctors Need to Show Up Against Racism Jun 3rd, 2020

Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment stands in solidarity with all of our communities who are rising up in protest to denounce systemic racism.    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemlee/protests-racism-coronavirus-doctors-nurses   The events of the past week, surrounding the violent murder of George Floyd remind us of America’s long history of social injustice, and underscore...

Why Self-Medicating for Anxiety Is a Slippery Slope May 18th, 2020

The effects of anxiety can have an impact on your physical, mental, and emotional health. To cope with anxiety, you may be tempted to turn to alcohol, drugs, and other unhealthy habits that won’t solve the problem. In fact, self-medicating can lead to even more complications. At Revolution Psychiatric and...

Benzodiazepines — Friend or Foe? Apr 13th, 2020

Benzodiazepines are a class of powerful drugs that have been used to treat a variety of medical conditions. While this type of medication may have some legitimate uses, it can also increase your risk for addiction, physiologic dependency, overdose, and other complications. At Revolution Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment, Richard E. Repass,...

COVID-19 and Your Health Apr 3rd, 2020

COVID-19 and Your Health At Revolution, our patients' health is our top priority, and Telehealth support is now available! We want you to know that within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of alcohol and other substances can affect the general health of the body, leading to potential...

How Addiction Rewires Your Brain Mar 12th, 2020

Being addicted to illegal substances or even prescription meds affects every area of your life, including personal and professional relationships. Addiction also has a profound effect on your body and your brain, which is why it’s often so hard to quit, even if you want to.    Addiction exerts a...

The Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Substance Abuse Feb 18th, 2020

More than 19 million American adults struggle with a substance abuse disorder, and many battle both drug and alcohol addictions. Opioid addictions alone account for an estimated 2.1 million addictions in the United States. Prescription drugs and illegal substances chemically alter your brain, making it difficult to overcome your addiction...

Is Kratom As Dangerous As Opioids? Jan 10th, 2020

Use and abuse of opioids, such as heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, and morphine, have been on the rise in the United States. The latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 47,500 people died from opioid overdoses in 2017 alone.  And now there’s a new...

How Can I Tell If I’m An Alcoholic? Dec 6th, 2019

Did you intend to have just one drink at the office holiday party but instead end up having three? Or did after effects of a “girls night out” include an unpleasant hangover? Mishaps like these are enough to make you wonder whether you have a serious problem or are possibly...

What Are My Non-Pharmaceutical Options for Treating Depression? Nov 15th, 2019

Nearly one in five Americans suffers from a mental illness in any given year, and depression ranks among the more common. If you’ve struggled with depression and have tried various cocktails of medications to no avail, you should know that there are effective treatments that don’t rely on pharmaceuticals. In...

Understanding BR+NAD™ Therapy and the Many Mental Health Issues it Can Help Remedy Oct 1st, 2019

One in five adults in the United States suffers from a mental illness, including mood disorders like depression, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders. These eye-opening numbers underscore the need for effective treatment protocols to address these very serious, and sometimes life-threatening, illnesses.  To date, suicide is the second leading...

Is Cannabis Addictive? Sep 27th, 2019

Not everyone who uses cannabis develops a dependence, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an addictive substance. People who use cannabis (marijuana) products daily or nearly daily, and for an extended period of time, may find that they can’t stop using it without help. That’s where we come in. At...

What You Should Know about Opioid Dependence and How to Beat It Aug 30th, 2019

Although scare tactics are a lousy way to start a conversation, the fact is that the opioid problem in the US is a deadly one — claiming 130 lives each and every day. And the numbers surrounding opioid misuse don’t seem to be improving — two million people are in...