Drug dependency specialist coming to the Gila Valley

Help is coming for people who face drug dependencies in the Gila Valley. Dr. Robert Reader of Dependency Relief Specialists in Gilbert, Arizona is making regular visits to Safford to treat patients in the Gila Valley.

Dependency Relief Specialists is a medical practice devoted to helping people with drug dependencies. In essence, they offer a bridge to freedom from dependency on pain medications and other drugs including opiates and the withdrawals many people experience. The process includes counseling and coping skills in addition to medication.

If you find yourself in the traditional pain management nightmare where you are no longer “you”, where you can’t be productive or functional, then you are a prime candidate for their services. Dr. Reader provides alternatives that will help you be “you” again. He prescribes Suboxone/Buprenorphine, Vivitrol and other modalities to give people their lives back.  Long acting pain relief that is legal with no “high”, just feeling “normal”, and doesn’t build up a tolerance to the medication.

For example, If your goal is to get off high doses of Buprenorphine or Suboxone, Dr. Reader can help you taper down and off in a safe and timely manner.

About Dr. Reader

Dr. Reader has years of experience working in addiction medicine and he’s committed to providing cutting-edge medical care to those suffering with addiction. Dr. Reader is skilled with many different techniques to help the afflicted overcome chemical dependency. He believes that the physical, emotional and psychological aspects of addiction must be addressed to produce the best possible sobriety outcomes. Dr. Reader’s expertise in addiction medicine has helped many find the path to recovery.

For over 27 years Dr. Reader has enjoyed a very successful practice as an Anesthesiologist in Mesa Arizona. Since 2010, Dr. Reader has also developed a practice in pain management/drug addiction medicine. He is also an active member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine .

Reviews of Dr. Reader


“Today was a great day, I have been dependent on OxyContin and Percocet for around 20yrs, sick of the roller coaster ride of addiction, not even remembering having a day that was not controlled by drugs, almost losing my life 3 times last year without any hope of a future, knowing that Drugs were not only controlling my life, but having a very negative effect on my family’s, Not only have I been a burden to my family, I also knew that I was very near death, but even though I wanted to get well and be the woman I once was, I really don’t remember how it even feels to be her anymore and how to stop, I was scared because from abruptly just stopping in the past, it put me into seizures, and I stopped breathing! Scared to death, I remembered talking to this woman after calling Dr. Readers office looking for help about a yr ago, and worried that I the woman that has raised to beautiful kids and had my own Childcare, soccer mom, Girl Scouts, you name it, was going to be judged, I thought I would be looked at like a failure. Well today I learned that I was wrong, Barbra’s encouraging words made me realize I am only human like everyone else, and that I could have enough courage to make my first step into the office that felt like I was welcomed in by old friends, and all my fear was gone, these girls were genuine and kind, you could tell that they really care, and not just because their paid to, and I’m sure most of us know from seeing so many different doctors to get our fix through the years how those places make you feel. I then met the most amazing doctor, he made me feel like I could tell him anything, and I did, I told him about all the years of drug abuse and how I really didn’t remember much of the last 2 yrs! Looking up at him as he listened patiently, I still just seen his warm and caring face, I mean his heart is truly about helping all of us that feel like we are not even worth helping! I know he has my best interest in mind, and I am trusting him with my life! Today for me was my last chance at living. The medicine he prescribed is already working,& I know God sent him and his staff to save me from myself! Thank You So Much! For anyone who is out there reading this, please just take the first step and call, when we are down as low as we can go , then we’ve got no where else to go accept up, right? So why not let the best of the best help you by taking your hand? WE CANNOT CHANGE WHAT WE DONT ACKNOWLEDGE! COME ON WE CAN ALL DO THIS TOGETHER, BECAUSE WITH GOD AND THOSE 3 ANGELS WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS! XOXO”

July 31, 2016

I have seen more than 3 Suboxone/Buprenorphine doctors over the last few years and I can confidently say I lucked out meeting Dr Reader. Unlike other doctors, he is non judgemental, encouraging, and punctual. Helen and Barbara are always kind and accommodating to your personal life in those times you may need to reschedule. Dr. Reader works with you to find a correct dosage, and understands no two people are the same. He truly cares about your well being and wants you to live a happy, energetic, productive life! -S.E.J.

Sept 21, 2017

Because from the moment I came into contact with Dr.Reeder and his staff my life got better and I had some hope and self esteem again. I was lucky to discover you and your location is very convenient for me. From the first you’ve been trying to help me and see just what will best help my situation. Dr. R has also encouraged me often with sincere advice, like a brother who really cares. This is SO MUCH better than methadone too, Dr.R’s treatment leaves me lucid and free from withdrawal, not dopey, pale, and high like methadone but normal, focused, and craving-free. This is a reasonably affordable way out of the pain pill chasing game curse. Thanks for treating me like a patient who has suffered from an illness who needs help and understanding. CW

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For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Dr. Reader’s office at 623-262-3514. Visit his website: dependencyreliefspecialists.com.

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