SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION TREATMENT
Addiction treatment may be necessary if you experience disorders in relation to using or abusing legal and illegal drugs and alcohol. Addiction is a complicated illness that may require outside help to overcome. The professionals at Elevate Psychiatry offer support and solutions for overcoming addictions.
ADDICTION AND DISORDERS
There are two main types of disorders that may occur when dealing with addiction:
- Co-Occurring: This type of disorder may present when a physical or mental condition accompanies the substance abuse. The combination disrupts daily life for the individual.
- Spectrum: This type of disorder encompasses an entire group that may occur in varying degrees. These can include but are not limited to obsessive-compulsive disorders, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and more.
No individual’s experience with addiction and other disorders is exactly the same as another’s. There are a lot of factors that may contribute to substance abuse and disorders, which is why it is essential to seek help from qualified medical and mental health professionals.
METHODS OF TREATMENT
The treatment of disorders related to substance abuse is often referred to as addiction psychiatry. Here are a few methods of treatment used in addiction psychiatry:
Medical detox involves using medication to help control withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse. For example, Suboxone is a medication typically used for medical detox.
This uses a variety of therapies to help a person suffering from addiction overcome the issues that may have contributed to the disorder. There are many different types of therapies ranging from cognitive-behavioral therapy to family therapy.
Co-Occurring Condition Management:
When other conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression contribute to substance abuse, they need to be managed as well. Psychotherapy and medications can be used to treat these conditions while addressing addiction.
Similar to a detox, relapse prevention can include strategic use of medication, in conjunction with psychotherapy, to reduce the urge to abuse substances again.
You may experience one or all of these methods of treatment when seeking help with an addiction disorder. Your treatment plan depends on your experiences and needs.