Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences. People suffering from addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life.
Our staff is well-trained to recognize the root of the client’s issues and what drives the initial need for the substance use.
Mental health problems and substance use disorders sometimes occur together. This is because:
More than one in four adults living with a serious mental illness also is diagnosed with a substance use disorder. Substance use disorders occur more frequently with certain mental illnesses, including:
Substance use disorders can also refer to substance use or substance dependence. Symptoms of substance use disorders may include:
For more information on our Substance Abuse Treatment Program or other IHCS Behavioral services, feel free to call 561-899-9140 and an Intake Coordinator will be happy to take your call and direct you to the appropriate department.