Substance abuse treatment is an individualized way to manage the symptoms and effects of substance use disorder. Substance use disorder is a mental health condition affecting your thoughts and behaviors. It makes it very difficult to stop taking a specific legal or illegal medication or substance.
Even if you consciously realize that taking the drug or medication has negative effects on your mind or body, substance use disorder drives you to continue taking the substance.
Some substances are more addictive than others and cause dependency very quickly. Over time, you must take more of the substance to feel the way you once did with a smaller dosage. This leads you to increase your use, and soon you might not even feel normal without taking the drug. When you go without, you might have symptoms of withdrawal.
Our team at Prime Psychiatry assesses you with a detailed psychiatric evaluation to identify substance use disorder and any other co-occurring mental health conditions. Once we make a diagnosis, we start designing your substance abuse treatment plan.
Substance abuse treatment helps you decline or stop using the substances causing your dependency. Stopping their use on your own might feel impossible and can even cause more elevated symptoms of withdrawal. Our team offers support and personalized care for the use of:
At Prime Psychiatry, our team individualizes your treatment plan for substance use disorder since the recovery process is not the same for each substance. Participation in substance abuse treatment varies too, and the team offers ongoing support to track your progress.
Substance abuse treatment typically involves two major categories of care. Your individualized treatment plan for substance use disorder might include:
Various medications serve the purpose of helping you recover from substance use disorder and prevent overdoses. Various medications are available for different types of substance use, including buprenorphine or buprenorphine/naloxone for opiate dependence.
Counseling plays a vital role in every substance abuse treatment plan at Prime Psychiatry. With in-person and telepsychiatry visits available, you can get the support you need from our team.
If you’re interested in starting a substance abuse treatment plan, contact Prime Psychiatry by phone or book an appointment online today.