Diagnosing And Treating A Problem With Substance Abuse

by | Jun 15, 2016 | Health

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Millions of young people in the US need to be treated for substance abuse, the treatment plans that are in use help addicts detoxify and then go on to the recovery stage. There are various approaches to substance abuse treatment in Minneapolis, as there is no one cure-all that will work for everyone it is important that treatment is tailored to the specific needs of the recovering addict.

Diagnosing a problem with substance abuse:

There is more to diagnosing an addiction to drugs than just the physical signs, medical professionals use both physical and behavioral manifestations when they determine an individual has an addiction, these include:

* They cannot stop using drugs
* Withdraw symptoms’ if they try to stop using drugs
* They no longer can or wish to meet family and work obligations
* Continued drug use even when they know the harmful consequences

Not all drugs act the same and an addict does not have to meet all the points noted. There are some who are substance abusers that experience all the physical effects of an addiction to a substance but they manage to maintain their obligations at home, at work and socially.

Substance abuse treatment:

Substance abuse treatment in Minneapolis can take place in-clinic or on an outpatient basis. In-clinic treatment is “full immersion” allowing the addict to focus on his or her problem and eventual recovery. In-clinic treatment normally uses a mixture of one-on-one therapy as well as group therapy. In-clinic treatment is suited for those that cannot rely on a strong support system in the home or suffers a mental problem such as depression.

Although outpatient treatments can prove to be effective under ideal circumstances and has proven to be very useful in the late stages of their recovery. Many addicts begin with short period’s in-clinic and then transition to longer periods of in-home therapy.

Options Family & Behavior Services offer substance abuse treatment in Minneapolis. Therapy is available to individuals, couples and families in-clinic or in-home. You are invited to contact http://optionsfamily.com to discuss services designed to improve the quality of life of those suffering from substance abuse.

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