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Substance Use/Abuse Risk Assessment


Substance Use/Abuse Risk Assessment

Substance abuse, also referred to as substance use disorder is a disease that affects your brain and behavior due to an inability to control your use of a legal or illegal drug. Your drug use may have started recreationally or from exposure through prescribed medication.

Over time, you may find yourself requiring larger doses of the drug to get the same effects or to even feel normal. Your use and need for the drug may supersede any potential harm it causes.

Substance abuse is a serious medical condition that you shouldn’t manage on your own. The addiction specialists at Riverscape Counseling provide the medical care and support you need to recover from your substance abuse.

What causes substance abuse?

The exact cause of substance abuse isn’t known. However, your genetics and environment are factors that increase your risk of substance abuse. Mental health conditions, including depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, are also linked to an increased risk of substance abuse.

What are commonly abused substances?

In the United States, 74% of people suffering from substance abuse struggle with alcoholism. Other commonly abused substances include:

  • Opioids

  • Cocaine

  • Methamphetamine

  • Benzodiazepine

  • Barbiturates

  • Phencyclidine (PCP)

  • Marijuana

Cocaine (specifically crack cocaine), marijuana, and methamphetamine are the most abused illegal drugs in Tennessee and the greatest threats to the state.

What are the treatments for substance abuse?

The team at Riverscape Counseling takes a comprehensive approach to treating substance abuse, developing individualized plans that help you overcome your addiction. Your treatment plan depends on the substance you abuse. Due to their prevalence in the Miami Valley and surrounding areas, the team specializes in alcoholism, opioid addiction, and methamphetamine abuse.

Treatment for your substance abuse may include detoxification, medication to help control withdrawal symptoms and cravings, and a personally designed cognitive behavioral therapy plan to help you develop skills that support your recovery. 

The team at Riverscape Counseling offers personalized counseling in a safe, nonjudgmental environment that helps you explore the underlying cause of your substance abuse.

Substance abuse is common and a disease you shouldn’t combat without professional help. For compassionate care, call Riverscape Counseling or book an appointment online to get the help you need today.

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