What Are Substance Use Disorders?

Substance use disorders involve the problematic use of substances such as alcohol, drugs, or medications, leading to significant distress and impairment in daily life. These disorders can range from mild to severe and may have profound effects on physical health, mental well-being, and relationships.
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Common Features of Substance Use Disorders:

  • Loss of Control: Difficulty controlling the amount or frequency of substance use.
  • Cravings: Intense desires or urges to use substances.
  • Negative Consequences: Continued use despite experiencing negative consequences, such as health problems or relationship issues.
  • Tolerance: Needing increasing amounts of the substance to achieve the desired effect.
  • Withdrawal: Experiencing physical or psychological symptoms when attempting to reduce or stop substance use.

Common Types of Substance Use Disorders:

  • – Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): Problematic alcohol consumption leading to physical or psychological dependence.
  • – Opioid Use Disorder: Dependence on opioids, including prescription painkillers or illegal substances like heroin.
  • – Stimulant Use Disorder: Problematic use of stimulants such as cocaine or methamphetamine.
  • – Cannabis Use Disorder: Problematic use of marijuana or cannabis-based products.
  • – Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Use Disorder: Misuse of prescription medications with sedative effects.

How Premier Psychiatry Can Help:

At Premier Psychiatry, our team is dedicated to providing specialized care for individuals struggling with substance use disorders. We recognize the complexities of addiction and offer comprehensive, evidence-based interventions to support individuals on their path to recovery.

Our Treatment Approach:

Comprehensive Assessment: We conduct thorough assessments to understand the specific substance use disorder and any underlying psychological factors.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): Our experienced psychiatrists may recommend medications to assist with withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

Psychotherapy: Skilled therapists offer evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), to address the psychological aspects of substance use.

Supportive Counseling: We provide supportive counseling to address emotional challenges and assist individuals in developing coping strategies.

Collaboration with Support Networks: In collaboration with support networks, including 12-step programs and community resources, we enhance the overall support for individuals in recovery.

Getting Started:

If you or someone you know is struggling with a substance use disorder, seeking professional help is a crucial step. Premier Psychiatry is here to support you. Schedule a consultation or contact us at (708) 799-8384 for more information.

Remember: Recovery is a Journey.

Recovery from substance use disorders is possible with the right support and interventions. Premier Psychiatry is committed to providing individualized care to help you or your loved one achieve lasting recovery.

Thank you for considering Premier Psychiatry for your mental health needs.