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Bridge to Integrated Living, PLLC

If you’re seeking treatment options for addiction or substance abuse, be sure to stop by Bridge to Integrated Living. We provide evidence-based substance abuse psychiatric treatment in Charlotte, NC. Our board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Nathan Carter, specializes in the treatment of many addiction and substance abuse disorders. He carries board certifications in general psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and addiction medicine. Dr. Carter obtained his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota and acquired his 3-year residency in Radiology at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He also attended Howard University to get his medical degree and returned to Wake Forest for Pyschology. Dr. Carter brings a high level of professional experience and knowledge, while still offering a pleasant at-home atmosphere for patients.


At Bridge to Integrated Living, we treat all clients with a high level of attention and care. We believe in building relationships as well as providing treatment for our clients. Understanding each individual’s affliction, while providing the best possible experience, is what Bridge to Integrated Living is all about. No matter your story, Bridge to Integrated Living is here to serve your addiction and substance abuse psychiatric needs.

Treatment Options

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar II Disorder
  • Treatment Resistant Depression
    • Depression which has not adequately responded to antidepressants and/or therapy.
    • Diagnosis of treatment resistant depression is made after at least two trials of antidepressant have failed either due to lack of efficacy or intolerance to said treatment
    • Esketamine (Spravato)

    • Intranasal administration under medical supervision

    • 120 minutes supervision while administered

    • Associated with fewer dissociation/hallucinogenic episodes

  • PTSD
  • Dual Diagnosis (Co-occurring disorders) - Careful review of onset of illnesses, with treatment focused identification of initial offending illness, which may precipitate use of substances in an effort to self medicate.   Treatment of all identified derangements in an integrated method (treatment focusing on all underlying illnesses), versus parallel (multiple different physicians treating each problem) or serial method (treatment of acute alcohol withdrawal then treatment for underlying depression/anxiety.   


Areas of Addiction Treatment

  • Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Benzodiazepine addiction
  • Stimulant Use Disorder
  • Hallucinogens
  • Overeating
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • And more…


At Bridge to Integrated Living, we take several methods of approach to how we treat behavioral and substance use disorders. While every situation is unique, research has shown that a combination of behavioral therapy along with medication is much more effective than treating each disorder individually. For example, in a recent study, an individual was suffering from alcohol use disorder. As a viable treatment option, the patient was assigned motivational enhancement therapy in combination with drug therapy, as the results proved to be an effective method of treatment. It is for this reason we integrate these treatment procedures toward our substance abuse psychiatry methods at Bridge to Integrated Living. We provide the empathetic and scientifically researched approach to evaluate the proper treatment options for our clients.


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To learn more about your options regarding addiction and substance abuse psychiatry in Charlotte, North Carolina, be sure to call our office at 980-272-1908 today.

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