Substance Abuse Treatment Specialist Questions and Answers
Substance abuse is a chemical dependency to either alcohol or drugs, and can cause severe consequences to your health physically and mentally, as well as relationships with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, and ruin important life events like work or school. If you think you have a substance abuse problem, visit ABC Urgent Care today! For more information, call us or visit us online to request a consultation. We are conveniently located at 123 ABC Ave Suite A, Los Altos, CA 123456.
What is substance abuse?
Substance abuse is a chemical dependency which is a continued pattern of an individual using a substance like drugs or alcohol that is causing significant problems or even distress. You may end up missing work or school, and using your preferred substance choice in dangerous situations, including driving a car or taking care of children. This can end up leading to issues with law enforcement, and interfere with family relationships, friendships, or both. Substance abuse is known as a medical brain disorder. Signs of substance abuse of substance dependency includes:
- Tolerance to or in need for increasing amounts of a drugs or alcohol to feel an effect.
- Withdrawal symptoms that occur if you decrease or stop using drugs or alcohol, or you find it difficult to cut down or even quit.
- Spending more time to use and recover from the effects of using drugs or alcohol.
- Withdrawal of social and recreational activities.
- Continued use of drugs or alcohol regardless of the physical, psychological, and family/social issues that are caused by your ongoing drug or alcohol abuse.
How can I get help for my substance abuse?
When it comes to substance abuse with drugs or alcohol, it can be difficult to admit you have a problem. If your substance use is causing negative effects in your life, it is time to take a look at yourself and come to terms that you may have an addiction to drugs or alcohol and it’s becoming an issue. Once you are able to accept that you have a problem, then you can find a clinic to help with your path to recovery.
Many do not get medical aided treatment as they do not believe they have hit rock bottom, so they don’t need it, as they do not think it’s bad enough. That could be one of the worst decisions to make, because the truth is, if you are questioning whether you need help or not to get sober, you likely do. It is not an easy path to sobriety or even to stay sober for life after.
If you are at a point in your life where you know you have a substance abuse issue, you can look for substance abuse treatment to help you onto the path of recovery and sobriety. ABC Urgent Care provides substance abuse treatment to clients who are looking to break free from their substance abuse hold and want to change with the help of medically trained professionals. We provide compassionate care to our clients who seek our treatment with us. We understand you may be naturally nervous when coming to a clinic for any situation, this is why we provide therapy to our clients to teach you how to better manage stressful situations and anxiety as well as build up your self-esteem and help treat your depression.
Who can help with substance abuse?
Our medical professionals at ABC Urgent Care provide exceptional treatment and recovery training to help you mentally as well as physically learn how to cope with the abuse and what it has done to you, and your relationships, as well as how to manage your feelings. If you are looking to get help and treatment, reach out to ABC Urgent Care today! We are available by appointment only, and located at 400 N Pennsylvania Ave., #670B Los Altos, CA 88201.
How can substance abuse impact your life?
Whether you are using alcohol, drugs, tobacco or gambling. Abuse is everywhere. Substance abuse can affect your life from work, school, to relationships with family, friends and co-workers. Addiction is a chronic disease and has both short-term and long-term consequences. It can have a tremendous effect on the brain which can impact important functions like respiration. Drugs effect the way the brain in the normal signals it sends, receives and processes. It can activate the pleasure center by fooling it and then attaching itself to the cells in the brain, mimicking the action of natural chemical compounds that make the brain happy.
Addiction runs deep, and can affect many more things than relationships and your work or school. It can also affect you physically, mentally and emotionally. If you are interested in our services, contact ABC Urgent Care today. Our office works by appointment only, and is located at 123 ABC Ave Suite A, Los Altos, CA 123456. We serve clients from Los Altos CA, Artesia CA, Hobbs CA, Clovis CA, Portales CA, Vaughn CA, Socorro CA and surrounding areas!