Substance abuse and substance addiction are often used interchangeably, but In reality are different. While both have adverse effects on an individual’s life, knowing the difference between abuse vs addiction will help you understand and remedy the situation. Those who abuse drugs and alcohol still have control over their lives, while those with an addiction have a disease that affects many aspects of their life. People with addiction may seem to only have an abuse problem, when in reality their life is beginning to fall apart. Similarly, those with an abuse problem might seem like they have an addiction, but they actually are in control of their substance use.
Substance abuse can disrupt a person’s life. Besides the legal implications associated with it, drug and alcohol abuse causes real damage to the body, mind, and spirit. A person may use mind-altering substances to cope with life’s stresses, instead of utilizing healthier habits. This can lead to worsened substance abuse and addiction.
Professional such as ourselves will perform formal assessments to see the severity of the problem. Treatments may include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Contingency Management
- Motivational Interviewing
- Dialectal Behavioral Therapy
- Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
- Martix Model
For most, a combination of medication and individual or group therapy is most effective. We offer a number of different therapies and consulting that can help with you or a loved ones concerns with Substance Abuse. Trust that you are in good hands. These are our therapists who treat Substance Abuse