Substance use disorder is a legitimate disease that the medical professionals at CBH can help you treat. At CBH, we provide treatment in a judgment-free and supportive environment. Our substance abuse care providers will help you get on the path to recovery and back to your old life.
What Is Substance Use Disorder?
Substance use disorder creates changes in a person’s brain and behaviors. The use of drugs like opioids and stimulants can result in the user building a dependence on them. At first, they may need to take larger doses to feel the associated euphoria. Then, they might need the drug to get to their baseline mood.
When someone forms a physical dependence, they begin to have withdrawal symptoms like nausea and more if they don’t have the substance. An individual with a substance use disorder feels a constant need to use the drug, which interferes with daily functioning.
How Do I Know If a Loved One or I Have a Substance Use Disorder?
Several specific signs can indicate that a person may have a substance abuse issue. The following actions and habits could mean you or a loved one has substance use disorder:
- Continuing to take a drug after its course of treatment
- Experiencing changes in eating or sleeping habits
- Showing changes in personality or behavior
- Having symptoms such as bloodshot eyes or tremors
- Losing interest in hobbies and work
- Struggling with daily tasks and relationships
If you notice these behaviors in yourself or someone else, let us help. We can diagnose mental health conditions like substance use disorder and provide the right treatment.
How Does CBH Help Individuals Dealing With Substance Abuse Disorder?
Our substance abuse counselors and psychiatrists can help individuals with substance use disorders by providing the following services:
- Therapy: During substance abuse therapy, your counselor will help you understand your behaviors and motivations for drug abuse. They’ll work with you to develop coping strategies and keep you accountable.
- Medication-assisted treatment (MAT): As you receive treatment, we may prescribe a medicine that reduces your withdrawal symptoms. Taken at the right dose, these medications will lessen the urge to use a substance.
- Treatment for other disorders: Many individuals who have substance use disorder deal with other mental health conditions, as well. Your substance abuse psychiatrist will evaluate you for any other disorders that may contribute to the substance use disorder or reduce your quality of life.
Telemedicine Services for Remote Patients
The care team at CBH can serve patients across the country thanks to modern technology — we offer substance abuse therapy and treatment over the internet. To learn if your insurance will cover telemedicine therapy, get in touch with our office.
Schedule an Appointment for Non-Judgmental Help
CBH’s office in Arlington, VA, serves patients in Washington, D.C., Rockville, MD, northern Virginia and the surrounding area. We are now accepting appointments at our new Bethesda location as well as our Arlington practice. If you want to schedule an appointment, fill out our online contact form or call us at 703-812-4642.