Substance Abuse Support Group
Substance use and abuse amongst teens, college students, and adults can be very disruptive to the individual and the family. Using alcohol, cigarettes, vapes, marijuana, stimulants, and mind-altering substances can be unhealthy and dangerous. This is especially true when substance use begins at a young age, when individuals are using poly-substances, using frequently, or using in binge episodes.
In our community, teenagers are experimenting and using drugs and alcohol at an earlier age and more frequently. College students experience heavy use of drugs and alcohol as the norm. What begins as exploration, fun, social, and experimentation can often lead to frequent use and abuse. Unfortunately, our school, colleges, and social environments are flooded with alcohol and drugs, and it is easy for adolescents, young adults, and adults to access and abuse a range of substances.
Our team offers Substance Abuse Support Groups based on age and gender to address the misuse of substances and the following behaviors and symptoms associated with substance abuse:
- Abuse of nicotine, vapes, marijuana, alcohol, stimulants, and other mind-altering substances
- Increased withdrawal and isolation
- Frequent absences from school or work
- Faltering grades or performance
- Decreased motivation
- Secretive behavior
- Weight loss or gain
- Increased lethargy
- Increased bursts of energy
- Disrupted sleep patterns
- Mood lability/swings
Our substance abuse treatment approach includes:
- Motivational Interviewing
- AA Models
- Interpersonal Therapy
- Process and Educational Groups
- Family Therapy
- Comprehensive Assessments using state of the art, standardized measures.
Based on our clinical evaluation and standardized assessment, if appropriate, when the teen, college student, or adult is presenting with a moderate-severe substance addiction, we will help you identify more intensive outpatient or inpatient programs that may be more appropriate based on the severity and type of the addiction.