Substance abuse is the misuse of a substance — drugs or alcohol — to the point that it affects your ability to manage your daily responsibilities. Both legal and illegal drugs can lead to substance abuse.
Some of the most common drugs that trigger substance abuse include:
There are many factors that may play a role in the development of a substance abuse problem, including genetics, environment, mental health history, and personal circumstances.
Symptoms of substance abuse vary from person to person. Common signs and symptoms of substance abuse include:
Substance abuse may also affect your personal and professional relationships, making it hard for you to go to work or school or spend time with family and friends.
If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse, schedule a consultation at Strategies for Success. The compassionate providers take a collaborative approach to care and have an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that can help you get the treatment you need for substance abuse.
Your provider at Strategies for Success develops an individualized treatment plan for your substance abuse program based on your current health needs, the severity of symptoms, the type of substance you abuse, and your medical history.
When participating in the intensive outpatient program, you can expect attentive and comprehensive care. You can expect to visit the clinic in Sun Lakes or Anthem 3-4 times a week during your IOP.
Treatment may include both individual and group therapy, plus medication to manage any underlying mental health condition. Your provider may also add other services to your treatment plan, such as mindfulness training. They also help you find a community support group that can help you maintain your sobriety.
The length of your program depends on you. Most people have the best success of maintaining their recovery after completing a 90-day IOP.
Once you complete your IOP, you continue to receive ongoing care and support from your provider at Strategies for Success. Someone from your IOP care team keeps in touch with you by phone, text, or email.
The frequency of your follow-up varies but may be twice a week for the first three months and then once a month after that. Strategies for Success provides substance abuse support for at least 12 months.
To learn more about the substance abuse program at Strategies for Success, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.