As a complex disease disrupting the functions of both the brain and behavior within an individual, substance use disorder is a worldwide issue that can affect adults, adolescents, and children. Substance use disorders are due to prolonged substance use that can lead to dependency and cravings as the body becomes more dependent on the substance’s functions.
Addiction occurs when substances activate the brain’s natural reward system while producing feelings of relaxation, pleasure, and euphoria. Various treatment options exist for substance use disorders, including counseling and therapy to help change the individual’s behavioral health surrounding substance use and to learn better coping strategies and healthier lifestyle habits.
Risk Factors for Addiction:
- Family History
- Abusive or Traumatic Childhood
- Pre-Existing Mental Illness
- Low Self-Esteem
- Academic Problems
- Desire for Social Acceptance
Treatments can include behavioral health focused counseling through Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP), or Residential Rehabilitation Centers. Start Here – Start Now. Begin your journey to total health, wellness, and awareness by scheduling a free consultation today.