Substance abuse is a serious problem in our society.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 12 million Americans struggle with substance abuse problems each year.
The consequences of these issues include physical health problems, mental illness, unemployment, crime, and even death. Substance abuse is often associated with depression, anxiety, and other emotional disorders. Many people who suffer from substance abuse also experience co-occurring conditions such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, posttraumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder.
Substance abuse is a chronic condition that requires long-term treatment and support.
There are several types of substance abuse treatment programs available, including outpatient, residential, and intensive outpatient. Outpatient treatment involves meeting with a counselor once per week for up to six months.
Residential treatment centers provide 24/7 care and offer individual counseling sessions, group therapy, and medication management. Intensive outpatient treatment focuses on short-term goals and allows patients to continue living in their homes while receiving counseling.
Recovery is possible for anyone struggling with substance abuse. Treatment options vary depending on the type of substance abuse and the severity of the symptoms. Some common treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and contingency management. Family members and friends play an important role in supporting someone recovering from substance abuse. They may encourage the patient to seek treatment, attend AA meetings, and participate in self-help groups.
ASV is a not-for-profit organisation that offers drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation services throughout Melbourne and Victoria. ASV provides evidence-based treatment programs for individuals suffering from addictions to alcohol and/or illicit substances.
The ASV IOP Rehab at Home program is designed for people who want to get clean and sober but don’t necessarily need 24/7 supervision. It’s a great way to start your recovery journey if you’re ready to take on some responsibility but not ready to live in a residential facility. ASV‘s programs are designed to help clients achieve long term abstinence from addictive substances. ASV also provides counselling and family support programs to assist those affected by the issues caused by substance misuse.