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Substance Abuse services offered in Tempe, Glendale and Scottsdale, AZ

Substance abuse isn’t the same as drug addiction, but it isn’t a condition you should take lightly. If you or someone you love is misusing drugs or alcohol, the addiction medicine specialists at Corebella Health & Wellness can help. They have a comprehensive substance abuse program that focuses on your whole health, not your habit. To find out more about substance abuse, call the office in Tempe, Glendale, or Scottsdale, Arizona, or schedule an in-office or telemedicine consultation online today.

Substance Abuse Q & A

What is substance abuse?

Substance abuse is a medical term that describes the misuse of a substance to a point that it causes personal problems, such as frequent absences from work or putting yourself in dangerous situations.

Substance abuse isn’t the same as drug addiction. People struggling with substance abuse can stop using by changing their behaviors. However, if they continue to use, they may develop an addiction.

A drug addiction is a disease that affects the brain, making it impossible to stop using the substance without medical intervention.

Commonly abused substances include:

  • Alcohol
  • Prescription medications (e.g., anxiety medications or stimulants)
  • Opioids
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Hallucinogens
  • Inhalants

The team at Corebella Health & Wellness provides treatment for people struggling with all types of substance abuse. 

What are the symptoms of substance abuse?

Substance abuse symptoms vary, and the person misusing a drug may try to hide their use. Common symptoms that may indicate you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse include:

  • Taking more and more of the substance
  • Using the substance longer than planned
  • Unsuccessful when trying to stop or decrease its use
  • Cravings for the substance
  • Using interferes with school, work, or home life
  • Withdrawing from friends, family, or activities
  • Developing a tolerance to the substance
  • Engaging in risky behaviors
  • Having withdrawal symptoms

Anyone can develop a substance abuse problem. Recognizing that you have a problem is the first step towards getting help.

What can I expect during a substance abuse evaluation?

You can expect a patient-centered evaluation at Corebella Health & Wellness when you come in for substance abuse help. 

Your provider asks about your substance use, physical and mental health history, and conducts a psychological exam. The team takes a whole-body approach to addiction and substance abuse and may also do a physical exam to assess general health.

How is substance abuse treated?

The Corebella Health & Wellness team customizes your substance abuse treatment plan based on your symptoms, type of substance you use, the extent of your abuse, and other factors that contribute to your use.

Your substance abuse treatment plan may include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Psychiatric medication
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Physical activity recommendations

Individual and family psychotherapy is the cornerstone of treatment for substance abuse. The team at Corebella Health & Wellness customizes your talk therapy to meet your needs and goals. 

The team may use various therapeutic techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

The team at Corebella Health & Wellness aims to find the right solution to help you get your life back on track. For help with substance abuse, call the office closest to you or schedule an appointment online today.