When we talk about substance use compared to substance abuse, we generally discuss the difference between misuse, dependency, and addiction. Alcohol, marijuana, and prescription medications are among the most misused and abused substances. In the past, there has been a focus on potential gateway drugs. This term suggests that the use of less dangerous or less addictive substances could lead to the use of and addiction to more dangerous drugs. In reality, misuse of nearly any substance may suggest an underlying problem, which should be the focus.
Early intervention is the best preventative measure against dependence and addiction. If you or someone you care about shows signs of excessive use, misuse, or abuse of substances, we encourage you to reach out to TruHealing Centers. Contact us at 833.631.0525 to speak with a trained representative about how early intervention can help. We have designed our substance abuse treatment programs to fit individual needs. Our programs and services can help those with mild substance use disorders and those who have already developed moderate to severe addictions. Please do not hesitate to contact us for help.
Signs of a Substance Use Disorder
There are many potential signs that someone is relying on substances to deal with their physical or mental health-related distress. These signs can include:
- Prioritizing use
- Withdrawal symptoms
- Increase in use
- Hiding amount of use
- Relationship issues
- Loss of interest
- Lack of responsibility
If you see any of these common signs of a substance use disorder, we encourage you to seek professional help.
Effective Treatment for Substance Use Disorders
Addiction treatment can take many forms in a wide range of settings based on the severity of use, dependence, or addiction. The goals of addiction treatment are similar to that of any medical condition. In general, the aim is to combat symptoms that cause excessive substance use or abuse. They can then help individuals manage the root causes that have led them to turn to substances for relief.
At TruHealing Centers, we know that programs and services are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Therefore, it’s essential to look at the whole individual and tailor effective treatments to particular needs. Our treatment options consider a patient’s substance use, physical and mental health situation, and responsibilities to family and work.
Therapeutic options can help clients identify and change problematic behavior patterns and negative thought patterns. We offer a range of therapy services, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy
Keep in mind that millions of Americans live fully functional lives after recovering from a previous substance use disorder. There is always hope. It’s always possible to turn your life around.
Seek Support at TruHealing Centers
If you or your loved one is struggling with substance use, we urge you to consider reaching out for help. TruHealing Centers provides a range of programs that are tailored to fit individual needs. Our medical professionals can quickly assess the intensity of substance use and work with you to decide on sensible treatment options. We can accommodate those with mild substance use disorders and who need treatment for moderate to severe addictions.
Our programs and services include:
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Outpatient treatment program (OP)
- Gender-specific rehab
- Relapse prevention program
- Aftercare program
Reliance on substances is never the answer. If you have developed a substance use disorder, please reach out to us for information about how to take back control of your life. Our medical professionals are available 24/7 via our secure online form or by phone 833.631.0525. Contact us today to discuss the best options for you.