Substance abuse is a very common issue in society. It can start young and affect people of any age. It also doesn’t discriminate based on race or gender, and it doesn’t care where you live or how much money you have. It’s a big issue for a lot of people and can affect work, family, and nearly everything else in life. It’s also very damaging to both physical and mental health. But what are the causes of substance abuse? There are many, and a lot of them come from mental health issues that are not diagnosed or well-controlled. If you’re struggling with substance abuse, Crestview Recovery can help you get on the right path.
Understanding the Causes of Substance Abuse
For most people, substance abuse happens slowly. They might start drinking more than they should when they’re out with friends, or they take an extra dose of prescribed painkillers because they’re having a particularly hard day. These things aren’t done with the idea of abusing or misusing a substance, but it can turn into that kind of a problem very quickly. The person who drinks too much on a Friday night might start drinking on other days of the week. Someone who takes extra painkillers may find they now need more of them to get the same relief they were previously getting with a much smaller dose.
That can start up the cycle, and be one of the causes of substance abuse. Mental health issues can also be a cause, as can turmoil in life from things like the loss of a job or a loved one, the breakup of a marriage, or other traumatic factors. Some people have unresolved childhood issues they battle in their mind. Using substances is a way to make those things quiet down, if only for a little while. If you or a loved one is struggling with one or more causes of substance abuse, reaching out for help is a very important first step down the path toward a strong recovery and a clean and sober life.
Our Trained Professionals Are Here for You
One of the best ways to get out of the grip of substance abuse and into clean and sober living is to talk to professionals who can help you recover and live a healthy life for your future. Our master-level therapists and other trained staff members understand the value of getting the right kind of treatment. The same options are not for everyone, and what works for one person may not work for another. Because of that, there are many opportunities for treatment to consider.
Creating a treatment plan is a step toward a much healthier life. Some of the options for treatment on that plan include:
- Dual diagnosis therapy: If you have a co-occurring mental health disorder, dual diagnosis therapy is vital for a successful recovery.
- Trauma therapy: Addiction is often triggered by a trauma from the past. It’s important to come to terms with this trauma so that you can move past it.
- Extended care (90-day plan): A long-term or severe addiction often requires more time in treatment. Extended care offers you a better chance for a successful, long-term recovery.
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP): A PHP, typically involves a group of people who receive addiction treatment in a structured setting during the day. This can include therapy, counseling and support groups with other individuals who are going through the same struggles.
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP): IOPs allow people to receive the support and counseling they need while continuing to live at home and go to work or school. They provide support and structure without requiring people to relocate or focus exclusively on their recovery.
- Outpatient: Ideal if you’ve already completed PHP or if your addiction is less severe and your home environment is stable and supportive.
- Aftercare: When treatment ends, you need to be protected from the possibility of relapse.
We Treat All Types of Substance Abuse
Our 30-bed facility in Portland, Oregon will help you address the causes of substance abuse that might be affecting your life and choices. That way, you can move toward getting the help and support you need to get better. We treat all types of substance abuse and work with men and women who are 18 and over.
Our insurance-based payment options make it easy for you to get started on your treatment quickly, and we’re Joint Commission accredited so you know you’re getting quality and value. We also offer amenities such as snowboarding, skiing, and white water rafting in the nearby area.
Get Help Today at Crestview Recovery
You don’t need to let addiction control anymore of your life. It’s possible to overcome that addiction when you attend a quality facility for drug rehab, like ours. You can reach out to us at 866.262.0531, and we’ll get you on the road to recovery and a healthier, happier future. If you’re ready to live a clean and sober life, we can help you get started. We’ll give you the support and guidance you need, and keep you focused on the end goal of being healthy again. All the plans and goals you had for your future are waiting for you to get back to them.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.