Substance Abuse

Navigating Substance Abuse Together

Understanding Substance Abuse

Substance abuse disorders are complex conditions that alter brain chemistry, leading to an inability to control substance use. Drugs, both legal and illegal, overstimulate the brain's reward mechanism, causing dependency and addiction. Millions struggle with substance abuse, from alcohol to prescription medications and street drugs. This dependence can lead to numerous challenges, including mental health issues.

Customized Care for Substance Abuse

Treatment Approach for Substance Abuse

Our personalized care addresses the root causes of substance use disorders, empowering individuals to build healthier lives. Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) combines therapy and experiential modalities like music and yoga to effectively support recovery.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Fortunately, there are many treatment options available that are shown effective for a wide range of substance abuse disorders. Outpatient psychiatric rehabilitation programs like LAT’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) are particularly effective for helping individuals identify the root of their addiction, and learn the skills and tools needed to overcome problems in their lives. Combining ongoing group and one-to-one therapy sessions with experiential modalities incorporating music, yoga, and drama, our hands-on approach allows clients to approach issues in new ways and learn flexibly while reducing “program fatigue.”

Types of Substance Abuse Disorders

Understanding Substance Abuse Disorders Variants

There are many substances that can lead to addiction, however most substance abuse disorders develop as a result of using one of the following drugs: alcohol, opioids, nicotine, cannabis, stimulants, sedatives, or hallucinogens.

Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a condition characterized by a person’s inability to control their consumption of alcohol regardless of the negative consequences it may have on their life. People who suffer from AUD become dependent on the intoxicating effects of alcohol and may frequently become anxious or uncomfortable when they are unable to drink.

Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid Use Disorder is characterized by the overuse of opiate-containing substances including prescription pain medications, heroin, and fentanyl. These substances bind with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and brain making them highly addictive.

Nicotine Use Disorder

Nicotine Use Disorder is a condition that develops when the brain becomes dependent on the high experience from consuming nicotine, the active chemical in tobacco. There are many forms of tobacco use that are highly addictive and can have devastating health effects.

Cannabis Use Disorder

Cannabis Use Disorder is defined as having an addiction to the chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC causes mind-altering effects on the brain and can alter one’s senses and mood. The brain becomes dependent on this effect which can lead to developing this disorder.

Stimulant Use Disorder

Stimulant Use Disorder is characterized by having an addiction to dopamine-producing substances. Dopamine is a chemical secreted by the brain that is associated with pleasure, movement, and attention. Taking stimulants causes the brain to release much higher levels of dopamine than normal resulting in the individual developing an addiction.

Sedatives Use Disorder

Sedatives Use Disorder is defined as an addiction to central nervous system depressants. These substances slow brain activity and are typically prescribed for treating anxiety and sleep disorders, however these substances are highly addictive. It is easy to develop tolerance to these substances forcing the individual to take higher doses leading to dependence on the drug.

Hallucinogen Use Disorder

Hallucinogen Use Disorder is the overuse of mind-altering chemicals that cause the brain to distort its surroundings and experiences. Hallucinogens disrupt communication within the brain and spinal cord causing a person’s perceptions to become altered.

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Over 45 Years of Leading Substance Abuse Treatment

At LAT we understand the impact that addiction has on both individuals and families alike. The state-of-the-art rehabilitation techniques, comprehensive training, and in-home family support offered by our Team provide a vital support system to assist loved ones and build a pathway to progress for those living with an addiction.

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If you or a loved one needs our programs, contact us today. We have the expertise and passion to help individuals reclaim their lives from debilitating mental health conditions. Overcome anxiety, regain confidence, and take the first step towards a brighter future with Life Adjustment Team’s support.

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