Substance Use Disorder Management Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
Substance abuse disorder (SUD) is a complex illness characterized by a problematic habit of substance use. Addiction can range in severity from moderate to severe. It is possible to treat SUD. If you believe that you or anyone around you is experiencing SUD, you must get treatment as soon as possible. Dr. Courtney Gaines at Jade Health and Wellness Center is here to help. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 2375 East Camelback RD Suite 600 Phoenix, AZ 85016.
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Do you need help with substance abuse or know someone who does? We can help in several ways here at Jade Health and Wellness Center, like by providing substance use counseling or really, any other service you may need. To give you a better idea of what you can expect from us, here’s a bit of a Q&A on substance abuse treatment with us here at Jade Health and Wellness Center. We’ll talk about what substance abuse is when you should seek professional help, and how we can help at our clinic.
Substance abuse is using illegal drugs, or using alcohol, prescription medicine, or another legal substance improperly or too much. It isn’t necessarily addiction, as the person may be able to stop or change the behavior, but it can become addiction which is an actual disorder that prevents the person from stopping or changing the behavior even if it’s causing the person harm.
Alcohol, over-the-counter medicine, prescription meds, cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and tobacco products are common examples of substances people abuse. There are some common signs of substance abuse, like:
• Craving substance use
• Lacking interest in things you used to enjoy
• Spending more time alone
• Eating more or less than you used to
• Sleeping at bizarre hours
• Changing your friends a lot
• Not taking care of yourself anymore
• Having problems with family or at work
• Quickly changing from feeling good to bad and bad to good
If you or someone you care about has some of the problems we listed, then the problem might be substance abuse or even substance use disorder. A professional will be able to tell you whether either of those is the problem. Professional care may be necessary.
If you believe you have a substance use problem or disorder, then it’s important to seek help and guidance from a medical professional like your physician or one of our professionals here at Jade Health and Wellness Center. Substance abuse or substance use disorder can hurt you and your loved ones and even lead to health problems and death, and counseling, medicine, or both may be necessary.
At Jade Health and Wellness, you’ll be able to speak with a professional on substance abuse and substance use disorder. Even if you’re unsure whether you have a problem, you can still speak with a professional. If you do have a problem, the professional can help in several ways, like by providing substance use counseling, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention services, or a related service.
Such services have so many benefits for patients. For example, the services can help you learn how to identify signs of substance abuse or misuse and cope with any withdrawal symptoms you have.
If you suspect you have a substance use problem or disorder, then you should speak with a professional about it, and you’ll find a substance use and disorder professional here at Jade Health and Wellness Center. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 2375 East Camelback RD Suite 600 Phoenix, AZ 85016. We serve patients from Phoenix, AZ, Scottsdale AZ, Paradise Valley AZ, Alhambra AZ, Tempe AZ, and surrounding areas.