Substance Addiction Treatment

Mental Health & Family Practice located in Bowie, MD
Substance Addiction Treatment

Substance Addiction Treatment services offered in Bowie, MD

Addictions to substances like alcohol, heroin, and opioid painkillers affect every aspect of life, and can cause you to suffer poor health and experience despair. Johanese Sandy, MSN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, and his team at Comprehensive Healthcare & Wellness Services in Bowie, Maryland, offer effective substance addiction treatment. They use medications in conjunction with counseling and talk therapy to help you overcome withdrawal and prevent relapses. To find out how to benefit from substance addiction treatment, call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Substance Addiction Treatment Q&A

What is substance addiction?

Substance addiction develops when you become dependent on something you take because of its pleasurable effects.

Addiction can cause psychological and physical harm. Substance use disorders (SUDs) often damage careers, interfere with studies, and affect relationships. When you have an addiction, everything in your life becomes less important than using your substance of choice, leading you to financial hardship and despair.

What substance addictions might require treatment?

Substances that commonly lead to addiction include:

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Marijuana
  • Stimulants (cocaine)
  • Hallucinogens (LSD)
  • Inhalants (glue and solvents)
  • Sedatives, hypnotics, and anxiety medications
  • Opioids (heroin and prescription painkillers)

Opioid addiction is one of the most common problems that the Comprehensive Healthcare & Wellness Services team treats. In addition to drugs like heroin, many strong prescription painkillers, including oxycodone and hydrocodone, contain opioids.

People with pain medication prescriptions often find they need more pills than they can get with a prescription or can’t stop taking the drugs even when their pain improves. 

What substance addiction treatments might I need?

The treatment that the Comprehensive Healthcare & Wellness Services team recommends for your substance addiction varies depending on which substance you’re addicted to and how badly it affects you. Options include:

Talk therapies

Talk therapies have several uses in substance addiction treatment. They help you address traumas from your past and current problems in your life that increase your vulnerability to substance use problems. Talk therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help you understand addiction and find ways to change your behaviors.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

MAT programs are approved for opioid addiction. MAT combines medications that make withdrawal symptoms more tolerable, in addition to counseling and behavior therapies.

Substance addiction treatment only works when you accept you have a problem, which often doesn’t happen until addiction reaches an advanced stage. Trying to come off drugs at this point without help is likely to lead to a relapse and feelings of failure.

The Comprehensive Healthcare & Wellness Services team has years of experience helping people succeed with drug withdrawal and avoid relapses. They provide a safe space where you can be open and honest about your addiction without fear of judgment.

If you think you or someone you love could benefit from substance addiction treatment, the Comprehensive Healthcare & Wellness Services team is ready to help. Call the office or book an appointment online today.