Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
Understanding the effects of Substance Abuse
Abuse or Addiction?
While the two concepts are almost always used interchangeably, it is important to note the difference between substance abuse and substance addiction. Substance abuse is a kind of behavior that is best described as the use of substances or chemicals that are way beyond the indicated purpose of the substance. That is why it is considered an abuse simply because the substance is being used outside or well beyond its intended use. Now, substance abuse may or may not lead to substance addiction. However, substance addiction will always start with substance abuse where tolerance and dependence become the hallmarks of the addiction.
This is crucial to understand as not all who abuse substances end up getting addicted to it. However, since it is generally a problem with behavior which is directly related to maladaptive thoughts, these individuals will require the same professional help that is also provided to people with substance addictions.
Manifestations of Substance Abuse
The Mayo Clinic said that it is quite easy to spot a person with substance abuse issues. While there are plenty of manifestations that can point to the possibility of substance abuse, the following 4 signs and symptoms are considered to be universal for individuals with substance abuse.
Sufficiently increased spending on a particular substance without any valid reasons for doing so
Common Abused Substances
Almost all substances can be abused but only several are considered to be psychoactive enough to produce substance addiction. It should be noted that substance abuse may or may not lead to addiction. However, if psychoactive substances are involved, then there is a much greater likelihood of developing substance addictions.
Here are some of the most common substances that are commonly abused today.
Management of Substance Abuse
Sprout Health Group provides a comprehensive approach to treatment and rehabilitation of the individual suffering from substance abuse. This is to help ensure that whatever cravings or withdrawal symptoms he may experience during the removal of the substance will be adequately managed. Physical, nutritional, and psychological support will be provided. Because substance abuse is strongly related to one’s maladaptive thoughts, our team of licensed professionals will help you examine these thoughts closely using a variety of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy regimens. At the same time, our qualified therapists will help you learn and develop better and much-improved skills at managing these conditions.