Substance use disorder (SUD) services support drug addicts in achieving specific recovery goals and preventing relapses. Through assessment, counseling, psychoeducation, and other psychotherapeutic methods, these services help substance abusers cope with the situation.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), “about 38% of the US adult population suffered from substance use disorders in 2017.”
How do SUD services help in coping with substance abuse?
Substance use disorder services provide support at different levels to assess, recover, and prevent people from drug addiction. SUD services include:
- Integrated Assessment:
Under this, a drug addict’s strengths, needs, natural support, relevant past events, current medical and psychological conditions are assessed.
- Motivational interviewing:
It is a counseling method based on four guiding principles, i.e.,
- Show empathy towards clients.
- Acknowledge the patient’s motivations.
- Develop autonomy.
- Deal with resistance.
- Individual, group, and family counseling:
Psychotherapeutic counseling at different levels helps drug addicts in successful integration into society and regain self-esteem.
Psychoeducation provides necessary information and knowledge about drug addiction structured to a substance abuser and his family. This helps in strengthening natural supports to cope with the illness.
- Relapse prevention:
Working on different relapse prevention models and principles, SUD services prevent any relapses of drug addiction. It is the most important step in recovery management of substance abuse
- Medication management:
Some clients, however, might need medication support in the initial stages of their recovery phase. For such people, SUD services provide proper medication management.
Our substance use disorder services have a team of highly qualified mental health professionals and caretakers who can help you or your loved one cope with drug addiction and permanently get rid of this abuse.
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