Substance Use Disorders
Sadly, substance use disorders are among the most stigmatized in our nation. So often, many people avoid seeking treatment out of fear of being labeled, reprimanded, or worse. That is precisely why all of our services, including substance use treatment at our facility is 100% confidential as we believe health and happiness, are a human right and not a news headline.
According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), “addiction” is defined by the following:
-a chronic disease characterized by drug or alcohol seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite consequences.
Despite the tendency for first time use to be voluntary, repeated use can lead to an array of unwanted and health hazardous issues that often destroy the lives of not just the user, but many of the loved ones around them. Our team of mental health professionals come with extensive clinical experience in understanding and diagnosing substance use disorders. We examine many of the psychosocial factors associated with using, screen for potential co-occurring disorders, consider the impact of culture/diversity & socioeconomic status, and then treat each individual with a comprehensive model that embraces sobriety without the overly seen stigma that is associated with treatment.