Interchangeable with these terms: Addiction, Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Drug Habit, Substance Abuse and Substance Dependence; “Chemical Dependency”, is a destructive phenomenon to the individual, family, and the community. Chemical Dependence is characterized by an addiction to a mood-altering chemical, which transforms into an illness or a disease.
Being powerless, the person who abuses substances is unable to control over substance abuse. Regardless of serious economic damage, harm to oneself or to others, health complications, legal consequences, and social conflicts; it is extremely difficult for substance abusers to refrain from these substances. This progressive and brutal illness does not discriminate. Being thoroughly aware of these facts, here at PSPC, we don’t blame you for your addiction. We’re here to work with you and your family as you recover and begin to build your new life.
What is the Treatment Philosophy?
- Substance use is a problem and dependency is a treatable disease
- Change occurs through development of a therapeutic relationship that respects and builds on the client’s life goals and free choice
- Family participation in therapy is strongly encouraged
- Cognitive-behavioral and Motivational Enhancement approaches are most effective
Why to Choose PSPC Chemical dependency services?
- A caring and compassionate medical team that actively works with patients to help them reach their own definition of a successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction
- Highly trained professionals with the expertise and the commitment to guide patients and their loved ones toward recovery from the addiction cycle
- A multidisciplinary approach (including clinical social workers, psychiatrists, and psychologists) for all age groups and specialty populations from adolescents to seniors
- Proven track record of successful outcomes
- PSPC Chemical Dependency Services are comprehensive and integrated, and are available as a basic benefit to all individuals who have problems with alcohol or illegal drugs (Amphetamines, Methamphetamine, Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana, Hallucinogens) as well as prescription drugs.
What is required?
- To remain substance free of all non-prescription drugs
- To commit and comply with regular and consistent program attendance and assignments
- To agree to requested urinalysis tests
What to expect?
- Become familiar with your own patterns of substance use
- learn to understand the disease of addiction
- Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to make lifestyle changes to abstain from alcohol and illegal drug use
- Learn to alter negative or self-defeating thoughts and behaviors
- Improve coping skills, feelings identification, expression and control, and social skills
- Recognize triggers and develop plans to avoid relapse
The first step in seeking help for alcohol or drug problems is an evaluation by one of clinical expert team member to determine the severity of alcohol or drug problems and to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
*We Specialize in Treatment of Complex Cases
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