Many people suffer from substance use, as the line can blur between recreational uses, prescriptions, and a healthy intake. If you feel that you are overusing a substance such as alcohol and drugs or opiates, several treatment options are available. Whether it be a holistic approach focused on mindfulness, psychotherapy, or medication, Katrina Gary-Forté, PhD, at Trade It In, is dedicated to your wellness. Call the Houston, Texas office to schedule a substance use evaluation or request one online today.
When someone is seeking a substance in order to improve or alter their mood on repeated occasions, this can be considered substance use. Use can elevate to unhealthy use if the substance is being utilized in a way that is obsessive, harmful, or in excess of the prescribed amount.
Substances can range from certain medications, alcohol, drugs, marijuana, or other harmful entities. Although some of these substances are used for medical purposes or recreation, it bridges into abuse when there is a psychological dependence on the substance of choice or if the use becomes dangerous to the user and those around them.
If you or someone you know is experiencing substance use, it’s never too soon to reach out to Trade It In for a substance use evaluation. Substance use can quickly cross over into areas of abuse if you see the following signs:
If substances worsen anxiety and depression or lead to depressive or negative mental health behavior, it’s essential to seek treatment, including a mental health evaluation. Caring and trained professionals can help you or your loved one regain balance in life.
Trade It In is dedicated to a multifaceted approach to treating a patient with substance use issues. If you are abusing substances such as alcohol and drugs, marijuana, or opiates, any of the following may be an option for you:
It’s never too late to reach out to discuss treatment.
Before substance use begins to impact your life negatively, work or relationships, find the treatments that are right for you at Trade It In. Call the office to schedule a substance use evaluation with Katrina Gary-Forté, PhD, or request an appointment online now.