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Substance Abuse

At our practice, we understand that substance use concerns can feel overwhelming and isolating. Whether it's excessive alcohol consumption, the misuse of prescription medications, or any other form of substance-related struggle, we can help guide you toward a brighter future.

Substance Use Disorder (SUD), as defined in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition), represents a formal diagnosis for those facing substance-related challenges. Many people may wonder whether their substance use is in fact problematic. A good rule of thumb is that substance use crosses over into abuse when it starts negatively impacting your life.

Living with a substance abuse disorder can often feel isolating and despairing. Family and loved ones may have a hard time understanding the disorder and you may feel you are unable to cope with your day-to-day stressors without the substance. We are here to tell you that you are not alone and with the proper help you can overcome even the most challenging substance abuse issues.

Treatments For Substance Abuse

The good news is that there are proven treatments and approaches that can empower you to lead a fulfilling life. Whether your goals are to reduce or eliminate your use of the substance, Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based interventions are two evidence-based treatments that we use for the treatment of SUDs. These treatments provide you with the skills you need to cope with life's stressors and reduce reliance on substances.

Changing habits and behaviors can be challenging. You may feel like you are on auto-pilot and cannot break out of a negative cycle. Luckily, our skillful team of clinicians is trained in using motivational strategies and proven techniques to help you feel as if you are ready and capable of making positive changes in your life.

We understand that each individual's journey to recovery is unique. Factors such as the type of substance(s) involved and the presence of co-occurring mental health conditions can impact the course of treatment. That's why we're committed to crafting a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

If you or a loved one is grappling with substance use concerns and considering treatment, we're here to provide guidance and support. Your path to wellness begins with a simple step – reaching out to us. Together, we can embark on a journey of healing and transformation, helping you reclaim the life you deserve.


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