ADDICTION / SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
At Alleviant Health Centers, we help you identify and treat the root cause of addiction.
Addiction and substance use disorders (SUD) are serious conditions that involve the use or abuse of substances despite the risk of negative consequences. An unhealthy habit of using alcohol or drugs can affect a person’s daily routine, and lead to impairment. Even when it’s clear that problems are mounting, people keep using substances and feel like they’ve lost control of their lives.
The professionals here at Alleviant Health Centers can address those behaviors and thought processes. The deep cravings, personality changes, and abnormal actions can change how the brain functions and continue even after substances wear off. Addiction and SUD can also result in the tolerance of substances, which means a person might need increased amounts to satisfy a craving.
Addiction to behaviors such as gambling can also cause physical, psychological, and personal issues with family, friends, and co-workers. And unfortunately, addiction and SUD can often trigger other disorders, making them worse.