Edmonton Substance Abuse Disorders can manifest due to a variety of factors including genetics, childhood trauma, and other psychiatric disorders. Those who suffer from Edmonton Substance Abuse Disorders may begin by using a mind-altering substance as a coping mechanism against stress; they may also be attempting to self-medicate the symptoms of another mental illness. Sometimes, the decision to experiment is based in simple curiosity. But however it starts, the drug use eventually develops into an obsessive, all-consuming need. Gradually, those who suffer from this disorder will experience a decline in school or work performance, damaged family and community relationships, legal troubles, and an increasing amount of emotional distress. This decline may be rapid and dramatic, or it may manifest insidiously over the years.
Although it is true that drug and alcohol problems often start in adolescence, Edmonton SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERS can affect anyone at any point during the course of their lives. Addiction crosses all barriers of age, race, class and gender. Contrary to popular opinion, one does not need to be physically addicted to a mind-altering substance in order to have a Edmonton Substance Abuse Disorder. Sufferers of this disorder may abuse nicotine, marijuana, prescription medication, designer drugs such as MDMA a.k.a. “Ecstasy”, hallucinogens, and “hard” drugs such as cocaine or heroin. Those who suffer from this devastating illness are often incapable of stopping on their own. For this reason, it is essential to seek treatment as soon as possible.
Roy Psychotherapy’s addiction specialists have successfully treated Edmonton residents for over a decade. In addition to private treatment for individuals with Edmonton SAD, Roy Psychotherapy also provides counseling for affected families and offers combined treatment with various recovery facilities on a case by case basis. If either yourself or a loved one have been affected by this disorder, it is vital that you seek treatment immediately. The sooner Edmonton Substance Abuse Disorders are addressed, the greater the chance of recovery. Call Roy Psychotherapy today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our intake specialists.