Set Yourself Up to Succeed
Addiction recovery programs provide the greatest opportunity for long-term recovery by giving the support needed to beat substance dependency. Our therapists are trained to assist in breaking the cycle and putting you on the path to recovery. We understand it can be impossible to make the changes needed to stop drug and alcohol abuse alone; having professional support is the key to your success.
Substance Abuse Treatment
We offer clients a variety of treatments to suit their needs and improve their success. At NEMHC, group and individual counseling are available. Much like any of our counseling, we work with individuals to identify goals and create a personalized wellness plan to get clients in a better place in life. Our programming also meets the requirements for those ordered to seek treatment by the court. The following are available to adults and adolescents.
- Outpatient Treatment
- Day Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Why someone with a substance abuse problem should seek professional help.
- Addiction is a chronic disease: Substance abuse disorders are considered chronic diseases because they can have long-lasting effects on the brain and behavior. Professional treatment can help manage symptoms, prevent relapse, and improve overall quality of life.
- Safety concerns: Drug and alcohol abuse can put an individual’s safety at risk, as well as the safety of those around them. Professional help can help mitigate the risks of overdose, accidents, and other negative consequences of substance use.
- Support network: Professional treatment can provide access to a supportive community of people who understand what it’s like to struggle with addiction. This support network can be crucial in maintaining sobriety and building a fulfilling life in recovery.
- Increased likelihood of success: Studies have shown that individuals who seek professional help for substance abuse are more likely to achieve long-term recovery than those who try to quit on their own.
- Dual diagnosis: Many people who struggle with substance abuse also have co-occurring mental health disorders. Professional treatment can address both issues simultaneously, improving the chances of successful recovery.
How to help your child who is abusing drugs or alcohol.
It’s important to remember that substance abuse can be a complex issue and helping your child overcome it may require patience, persistence, and professional support. Here are some steps you can take to help your child who is abusing drugs:
- Start the conversation: Approach your teenager in a non-judgmental and supportive way, expressing your concern for their well-being. Let them know that you’re there to help and listen.
- Educate yourself: Learn about the signs and symptoms of substance abuse and the potential consequences. This will help you understand what your child is going through and how to best support them.
- Seek professional help: Consult with a mental health professional who can assess your child’s situation and recommend appropriate treatment options.
- Set boundaries and consequences: Establish clear boundaries and consequences for drug or alcohol use, such as restrictions on social activities or loss of privileges. Stick to these boundaries and consequences consistently.
- Encourage healthy habits: Encourage your child to engage in healthy habits, such as regular exercise, proper nutrition, and stress management techniques.
- Provide emotional support: Offer emotional support to your child, including listening, validation, and empathy. Encourage them to express their feelings and concerns.
- Be patient: Recovery from substance abuse can take time and setbacks can occur. Be patient with your child and continue to support them through the process.
Remember that helping your child overcome drug abuse can be a challenging journey, but with the right support and resources, it is possible.
Benefits of group therapy in a journey to sobriety.
Participating in group therapy with peers who share a similar struggle and commitment to sobriety can add a unique dimension to the counseling process. Having a group of supportive individuals in a similar position can encourage growth and change, while shaping your life and the lives of others. Initially, it may feel difficult to share in a group setting, but our therapists take a caring, non-judgmental, supportive approach to make you feel at ease. Listening to others in a similar situation provides perspective and can also give you a sense of responsibility as you’re contributing to the emotional support of others in your group.
Signs of drug and alcohol abuse and the need to reach out for help.
Substance abuse can lead to a range of physical, behavioral, and social changes in a person’s life. Some common symptoms of substance abuse include increased tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, and continued use despite negative consequences. These changes can have a significant impact on a person’s life, leading to strained relationships, poor health outcomes, and legal troubles. If left untreated, substance abuse can have severe long-term consequences for an individual’s physical and mental health, as well as their overall quality of life.
- Drop in attendance and performance at work or school
- Frequently getting into trouble (fights, accidents, illegal activities)
- Using substances in physically hazardous situations like driving or operating a machine
- Sudden mood swings, irritability, or angry outbursts
- Bloodshot eyes and abnormally sized pupils
- Sudden weight loss or weight gain
- Deterioration of physical appearance
- Tremors, slurred speech, or impaired coordination
- Sudden change in friends, favorite hangouts, and hobbies
- Legal problems related to substance use
- Unexplained need for money or financial problems
- Using drugs and alcohol even though it causes problems in relationships
Next steps for you or a loved one.
Seeking professional help for drug and alcohol abuse can help individuals manage symptoms, prevent relapse, improve safety, build a support network, increase the likelihood of success, and address co-occurring mental health issues. NEMHC can help, regardless of ability to pay, method of payment or any other reason (race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, age or sexual orientation). Please give us a call if we can help you or a loved one struggling with substance abuse.
Substance Use Disorder services available at NEMHC:
- Substance Use Assessments
- Identification of Mental Health Needs and Treatment
- Individual Therapy Sessions
- Adolescent & Adult Weekly Aftercare Groups
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for Substance Use
- State-wide Telehealth services for assessments, individual sessions and group therapy
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOPT)
- Adult morning: Mon, Tues, Wed: 9am-12pm
- Adult evening: Mon, Tues, Wed: 5:30-8:30pm
- Adolescent summers: Mon, Tues, Thurs: 10am-12pm
- Adolescent school: year Mon, Tues, Thurs: 4-6pm