Substance Abuse Services
The intention of substance abuse treatment is to help individuals in addiction break the compulsive cycle. It is important to recognize that that people who are addicted to drugs often suffer from other health imbalances, physically, psychologically, and spiritually. Occupational, legal, familial, financial and social problems need to be addressed concurrently, as addiction has many root causes and research shows a high co-morbidity rate with other disorders (i.e., depression, anxiety etc.) Just as important as it is to put out the fire of addiction, it is equally as important to know what started it.
Therapy addresses the root causes of addiction as opposed to the symptoms. There is a root cause underlying all of the pain and suffering related to substance abuse so without addressing the root causes or issues, the problem and cycle will only continue to grow.
Therapy also offers support and motivation for people to participate in recovery; to become empowered and take control of their lives, offers strategies and techniques for coping with drug cravings; teaches ways to avoid the temptation of using a substance while preventing relapse. Therapy will also help individuals deal with relapse if it occurs. Through the course of therapy one can improve and reestablish healthy communications in relationships, including parenting skills, as well as family dynamics.
Treatment can occur in a multitude of settings, take on many different forms, and occur for different lengths of time.
Substance abuse is characterized as a chronic disorder, with relapsing sometimes being a common component; there is no quick fix.
A short-term, one-time treatment usually does not suffice. Many in recovery find treatment tends to be a long term process that involves consistent support along with a commitment to personal growth and healing.
In some Extreme cases, medication can be needed. However one must deal with the underlying anxiety, depression and or other issues one may face.