Substance abuse, which includes drugs and alcohol, affects more than 20 million Americans in any given year. If you’re currently battling substance abuse, the caring professionals at Thriving Center of Psychology in Midtown, New York, NY, SoHo, NY, Los Angeles, CA, and Miami, FL, can help you overcome your addiction. Schedule an assessment online or over the phone today to learn more about substance abuse treatments.
Substance Abuse Q & A
How do I know if I have a substance abuse disorder?
People who suffer from substance abuse consume too much alcohol, use illegal street drugs, abuse prescription painkillers, or use too much of any chemical substance. Having a substance abuse disorder means experiencing any of the following:
- Intense mood swings
- Loss of interest in hobbies or activities you otherwise enjoy
- Inability to work or function without the substance
- Getting too little or too much sleep
- Eating more or less than usual
- Becoming accustomed to the effects of the abused substance
People generally don’t just start abusing substances all at once. The abuse typically builds gradually. For example, your abuse disorder may if you need to start combining drugs with alcohol to get the same euphoric state that used to come with alcohol alone. If you notice any warning signs of substance abuse, it’s essential to seek professional mental health care.
When should I see a mental health provider for substance abuse?
The compassionate therapists and psychologists at Thriving Center of Psychology encourage you to book an evaluation if you think that you, your partner, or a loved one suffer from a substance abuse disorder. It’s vital to get help if you experience any of the following:
- At risk of divorce or losing your family
- Little to no self-care
- Spending money on drugs or alcohol instead of necessary bills
- Job loss
- Feeling like giving up
- Participating in risky behaviors like gambling
Thriving Center of Psychology is committed to helping you treat your substance abuse in a supportive, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment.
What is the treatment for substance abuse?
Effective treatment for substance abuse takes time. Your psychologist or therapist at Thriving Center of Psychology will get to know you and your lifestyle so that they can provide the treatment solutions that fit your situation. Your treatment plan may include:
- Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Neurofeedback (electroencephalographic or EEG biofeedback)
- Online video TeleTherapy
If your substance abuse case is more severe, your provider might refer you to inpatient care. No matter what your circumstances are, you’ll get the substance abuse treatment that’s right for you. The caring team at Thriving Center of Psychology will be there with you through treatment and on the way to recovery.
You don’t have to let substance abuse takes control of your life. Take the first step today and contact Thriving Center of Psychology over the phone or on the website. You can book in-person or online video sessions.