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Substance Abuse Therapy

Are you struggling with your substance use? You are not alone. Substance addiction is a serious problem, but it is one that can be overcome with the right treatment. At the Trauma Therapy Center in West Palm Beach, we have years of experience helping people overcome addiction, offering individual therapy, group therapy, and medication-assisted treatment. We also offer specialized treatment for stimulant addiction, such as REBT, CBT, and EMDR.

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We understand that addiction is a complex problem, and we are committed to providing you with the individualized care you need to achieve long-term recovery. Our team of experienced therapists will work with you to understand your addiction and develop a treatment plan that is right for you. We will also provide you with the support and resources you need to stay on track in your recovery. If you are ready to take the first step towards recovery, please contact us today. We would be honored to help you on your journey to a better life.

What Is Substance Use Disorder?

Substance use disorder (SUD) refers to the continuous use of a substance despite substance related problems. An important aspect of SUD is that the use of alcohol or drugs has caused underlying change in brain circuits. SUD involves cognitive, behavioral, and physiological symptoms.

What Is the Difference Between Substance Use Disorder and Addiction?

Substance use disorder and addiction are often used interchangeably. However, technically there is a subtle difference. SUD refers to any problematic use of substances, while addiction refers to the compulsive use of drugs or alcohol.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Substance Use Disorder?

Signs of SUD include:

Symptoms of SUD include:

If you suspect you or someone you know is dealing with a substance use disorder it is important you speak with a therapist for accurate diagnosis.

Signs and Symptoms of Substance Use Disorder
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How Does Substance Use Disorder Develop?

SUD develops due to several factors including:

Not all people who experience these risk factors develop substance use disorders. Typically when someone uses a substance for the first time it has positive effects on mood and behavior. However, with increased and continuous use the individual experiences withdrawal and negative consequences. Substance use disorder is the inability to discontinue using substances in the face of negative consequences.

How Is Substance Use Disorder Diagnosed?

Substance use disorder is diagnosed by a doctor or therapist. Your therapist will ask you a series of questions about your history including your family, substance use, traumatic experiences, symptoms, and other questions.

What Is the Treatment for Substance Use Disorder?

Treatment options for substance use disorder includes:

All these treatment options involve making lifestyle changes, learning coping mechanisms, healing past trauma, and staying connected with a sober support system.


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How Do I Know If I Need Drug Addiction Therapy?

Some questions to consider to help you determine if you need drug addiction therapy include:

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What Types of Therapy Are Available for Drug Addiction?

Therapy for drug addiction can include interventions such as:

There are other interventions available at the Trauma Therapy Center in West Palm Beach. The thing they all share in common is helping you change the patterns that lead to continuous drug use and replace substance use with healthy coping skills. Therapy can help you essentially eliminate the need to use drugs.

How Effective Is Drug Addiction Therapy?

Drug addiction counseling has been shown to be effective in treating substance use and helping individuals recover from substance use. A study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that people who received drug addiction therapy were more likely to stay sober than those who did not receive treatment.

What Should I Expect During Drug Addiction Therapy?

During addiction counseling you can expect to meet your therapist in a private and comfortable office setting. Your therapist will introduce themselves and explain the entire therapy process.Your therapist will explain different therapy interventions you can choose from and you can decide how you would like to proceed. Your therapist may ask you some questions regarding your history, your goals, and your current environment. Then, you’ll learn how to handle cravings, triggers, and the steps towards recovery from substance use.

How Long Does Drug Addiction Therapy Take?

The length of therapy depends on several factors including:

The duration of therapy is up to you and your therapist. However, recovery involves lifestyle changes that will help you remove the need for substance use.

If you or someone you know is struggling with stimulant addiction, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. The Trauma Therapy Center in West Palm Beach offers a variety of treatment options, including individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. We also offer specialized treatment for stimulant addiction, such as CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing. Contact us today to learn more about our treatment options and how we can help you overcome substance use addiction. We are here to help you on your journey to a better life.

Page Modified on Mar 3, 2024 by Liz Chelak (Trauma Therapist)

The information on this website is to provide a general information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect a definitive treatment advice. It is important to consult a best in class trauma counselor in WPB regarding ANY questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call your local trauma therapist, to schedule a assessment.