ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE

Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Phoenix

WHAT IS ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE?

 

It is the patterned use of alcohol and drug in which the individual consumes the substance in amounts or manner which are harmful to themselves or others.

Alcohol is a drug classified as a depressant, meaning that it slows down vital functions – resulting in slurred speech, unsteady movement, disturbed perceptions and inability to react quickly.

Alcohol is the most harmful drug followed by crack cocaine and heroin. Thousands of people die every year as a result of alcohol abuse.

 

WHAT IS DRUG ADDICTION?

Drug Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug seeking and use despite the harmful consequence and changes in the brain, which can be long lasting. These changes in the brain can lead to the harmful behavior seen in people who use drugs. Drug addiction is a relapsing disease. Relapse is the return to drug after an attempt to stop.

COMMON SIGNS FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE

The following are warning signs of alcohol and drug abuse.

> Change in behavior
> Change in relationships
> Change in personality
> Change in appearance
> Engaging in risky behavior
> High irritability or emotional distress unless alcohol is being consumed.

STEPS FOR SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF DRUG ADDICTION

The following constitute the basis for an effective treatment program.

*Medically assisted detoxification
*Counseling and other behavioral therapies
*Medical devices and applications used to treat withdrawal symptoms or deliver skills training.
*Evaluation and treatment for co- occurring mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
*Long -term follow-up to prevent relapse.

At Psych ZenHealth, we provide individualized addiction treatment program. We also provide Suboxone treatment for opioid addiction and dependence. Call our office at (623) 225-7591 or (602) 491-8015, and start your recovery today.

 

Schedule an appointment with our office, and start your recovery today. We accept new patients. 

We provide treatment and maintenance services for the following cases:

Depression
Anxiety
Sleep or Insomnia
Trauma
Post traumatic stress disorder – PTSD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD
Attention deficit disorder – ADD
Personality disorders
Dissociative disorder
Psychotic disorders
Bipolar disorder
Stress management
Phobias
Suicidal Ideation
Behavioral Issues
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Opioid and alcohol dependence