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Substance Abuse Therapy

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Are You Struggling with These Symptoms?

Substance abuse therapy allows for a new perspective, which helps the addicted identify habits or thoughts that make them addicted.

Bloodshot Eyes

Changes in appetite or sleep patterns

Deterioration of physical appearance

Sudden weight loss or weight gain

Tremors, slurred speech, or impaired coordination

Marijuana, hashish, and other cannabis-containing substances

People use cannabis by smoking, eating, or inhaling a vaporized form of the drug. Cannabis usually precedes or is used along with other substances, such as alcohol or illegal drugs, and is often the first drug tried.

  • A sense of euphoria or feeling "high."
  • A heightened sense of visual, auditory, and taste perception
  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • Red eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Decreased coordination
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering
  • Slowed reaction time
  • Anxiety or paranoid thinking
  • Cannabis odor on clothes or yellow fingertips
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Heavy drinking can seriously damage the liver, stomach, heart, brain, and nervous system. It also increases the risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, larynx (voice box), and esophagus. Women are at higher risk of developing breast cancer and osteoporosis. In addition, people who drink heavily may not eat adequately, often resulting in vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

  • Bleeding in the stomach and esophagus
  • Impotence
  • Permanent nerve and brain damage
  • Inability to coordinate movements
  • Forgetfulness, blackouts, or problems with short-term memory
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One of the most often misused drugs, legally and illegally, is opioids. Opioids are a group of tranquilizers and analgesics. Both its illegal forms, such as heroin, and its legal ones, like opiate medications, are misused. Signs and symptoms of narcotic use and dependence can include:

  • A sense of feeling "high."
  • Reduced sense of pain
  • Agitation, drowsiness, or sedation
  • Slurred speech
  • Problems with attention and memory
  • Pupils that are smaller than usual
  • Lack of awareness or inattention to surrounding people and things
  • Problems with coordination
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
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Signs and symptoms of inhalant use vary, depending on the substance. Some commonly inhaled substances include glue, paint thinners, correction fluid, felt tip marker fluid, gasoline, cleaning fluids, and household aerosol products. Due to the toxic nature of these substances, users may develop brain damage or sudden death. Signs and symptoms of use can include:

  • Possessing an inhalant substance without a reasonable explanation
  • Brief happy excitement
  • Behaving as if drunk
  • Reduced ability to keep impulses under control
  • Aggressive behavior or eagerness to fight
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Tremors
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Hallucinogens can produce different signs and symptoms, depending on the drug. The most common hallucinogens are lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and phencyclidine (PCP).
LSD use may cause:

  • Hallucinations
  • Significantly reduced perception of reality
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Rapid shifts in emotions
  • Rapid heart rate and high blood pressure
  • Tremors
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Meth, cocaine, and other stimulants

Stimulants include amphetamines, meth (methamphetamine), cocaine, methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, others), and amphetamine-dextroamphetamine (Adderall XR, Mydayis). They're often used and misused in search of a "high" to boost energy, improve performance at work or school, lose weight, or control appetite.

Signs and symptoms of recent use can include:

  • A feeling of happy excitement and too much confidence
  • Increased alertness
  • Increased energy and restlessness
  • Behavior changes or aggression
  • Rapid or rambling speech
  • Larger than usual pupils, the black circles in the middle of the eyes
  • Confusion, delusions, and hallucinations
  • Irritability, anxiety, or paranoia
  • Changes in heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature
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What Are The Treatments for Substance Abuse?

Addiction treatment is not one-size-fits-all. Treatments may vary based on your needs, level of care, and personal mental health needs.


You can detox from addictive drugs in a secure setting with medical assistance. It is advantageous since unpleasant or life-threatening physical symptoms of drug withdrawal might occasionally occur. Detox is frequently combined with other therapy because it does not address the underlying behavioral reasons for the addiction.

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Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

You might be able to identify your negative thoughts using rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), which can teach you strategies for overcoming emotions of defeat. The purpose of REBT is to assist you in realizing that your capacity for rational thought is innate and unrelated to stressors or circumstances outside of you.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Because it may be used to treat a wide range of addictions, including but not limited to food, alcohol, and prescription medication addiction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective therapeutic method. CBT can assist you in recognizing your undesirable behavioral patterns and learning to recognize triggers and create coping mechanisms. CBT can be used in conjunction with other treatment modalities.

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