What we treat

We treat a variety of different conditions and addictions.

Alcoholism

Alcohol is a legal, controlled substance that lowers anxiety and inhibitions. It also has a broad range of side effects, from loss of coordination to slurred speech. Not everyone who drinks is an alcoholic, but anyone whose life is negatively affected by alcohol on a consistent basis is considered to have an alcohol use disorder. Alcohol is commonly consumed as a drink in various forms, including beer, wine and hard liquor.

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Substance Abuse

Substance addiction takes many names and many forms and can start without a thought or intention of abuse, such as in the case of prescribed medication. Often, the patient does not plan to take more medication than has been prescribed by a medical professional. An example of prescription medication abuse might be following a major accident or surgery where prescription painkillers are given to help manage the pain. Soon, you’re finishing the medication a few days ahead of time, then a week later, and suddenly the pills are gone just days after you picked up the prescription for the pharmacy.

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Depression

Whereas feeling sad or down from time to time is part of daily life, depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects the way you feel, think, and act. Depression can affect people at different stages of their lives, even when, to the outside world, they appear to have little to feel sad about. The chances are that if you are suffering from depression, you are already aware that ‘something is not right’. Depression can cause you to suffer from a range of emotional and physical problems, which can decrease your ability to function at both work and at home.

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Anxiety

The term ‘anxiety’ refers to the anticipation of a future concern and is mostly associated with muscle tension and avoidance behavior. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can even be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and pay attention. Anxiety disorders, however, differ from normal feelings of nervousness or anxiety and involve excessive fear or anxiety. Anxiety disorders are the most common of mental disorders and affect nearly 30 percent of adults at some point in their lives.

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Trauma

Trauma is the experience of severe psychological distress following a terrible or life-threatening event. Sufferers may develop emotional disturbances such as extreme anxiety, anger, sadness, survivor’s guilt, or PTSD (post-traumatic stress Stress Disorder).Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. However, that is not the case for everyone. Following a traumatic event, if you discover that your symptoms are getting worse or lasting for months or even years and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder.

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