Are you seeking substance abuse treatment for yourself or a loved one who is struggling with alcohol or drugs?
Substance use problems impact many part of your life – relationships, work, emotions, even how you view yourself. Whether you are in the process of determining whether you have a problem with substance abuse or are already in recovery, we can help you identify where you are in the process and what you need to move forward in a positive way. We help you gain insight into the roots of your dependency, identify new tools to address underlying emotional needs, and help you understand who you are so you can live your best life.
Are you or your loved one suffering from any of these Physical Signs of Alcohol and Chemical Dependency?
- Tremors that improve after having a drink or drug
- Loss of control (not being able to have just one)
- Chronically bloodshot or watery eyes
- Heavy perspiration without physical activity
- A puffy, bloated look
- A loss of motor coordination or balance
- Increased bruising
- Changes in skin complexion
- Frequent complaints of stomach pain, nausea or heartburn
- Slurred speech
Are you or your loved one suffering from any of these Emotional and Behavioral Signs of Alcohol and Chemical Dependency?
- Making excuses, or denying the problem completely: “I’m only drinking because I’m stressed from work, I’m not an alcoholic.”
- Neglecting important relationships, family commitments, or work responsibilities
- Drinking or drugging early in the day
- Hiding liquor bottles or drugs
- Unusual irritability or moodiness
- Dramatic changes in personality
- Disconnected, poor communication
- A disheveled appearance, especially if he or she used to be neatly groomed
- Trying to quit but relapsing
How We Can Help
If you are concerned about your or your loved one’s alcohol or drug use, we can help you navigate the often confusing process of substance abuse treatment. We start by doing a comprehensive assessment of your alcohol/drug use in the context of your physical, psychological and environmental history. Through that process, we will begin to identify the nature of the problem. Understanding the roots of a substance use disorder is a complex, emotionally fraught experience, but it is always the first step on the road to recovery. In subsequent therapy sessions, we will help you learn new coping strategies to manage triggering situations and physical cravings. Together, we can work on rebuilding your relationships, accepting responsibility and creating a positive psychological framework upon which to base the rest of your life as a sober individual.
- If you are in an acute state of addiction and can’t manage dangerous withdrawal symptoms on your own, then you will need to enroll in a detoxification clinic, which are usually inpatient although there are some outpatient programs.
- Once physical withdrawal is managed safely and initial sobriety is achieved, rehabilitation programs help individuals manage the critical period immediately following sobriety, when risk of relapse is highest. These agencies may also be residential or outpatient, and there are many different approaches to choose from.
- From there, individual and group therapy on an ongoing basis can help solidify and build on the gains made in early recovery.
- Medications such as Methadone, Suboxone, Naltrexone, Antabuse and Campral can be extremely effective components of substance use disorder treatment, and should be discussed with a competent medical professional. Many rehab facilities include Medication Assisted Treatment as part of their offering.
- Finally, outside support groups such as AA/NA, Smart Recovery and Refuge Recovery provide invaluable support and accountability, and are highly recommended as an adjunct to psychotherapy.
Getting sober isn’t easy, but it can be done and you can do it. Let us help you or your loved one fight the good fight on the road to a brighter future.