Substance abuse is a challenge to cope with, so it’s vital that you have an experienced substance abuse specialist at Cognitive Psychiatry of Chapel Hill to guide you through a safe recovery. Matt Bader, MD is one of the few board-certified addiction psychiatrists in private practice in North Carolina; he is dedicated to rapidly improving your quality of life. Whether you’re dealing with opioid addiction, alcoholism, or some other type of substance addiction, reach out for help from Dr. Bader now. New patients can call the Chapel Hill, North Carolina, office, or make an appointment with the online scheduler.
Some of the signs of substance abuse to watch for include:
Many men and women who suffer from substance abuse can recognize at least a few of these symptoms, and that can be the first step in making a positive change.
The approach to substance abuse is based on your needs and situation. Psychotherapy is often an important part of recovery because it helps patients understand how and why the substance abuse began.
Cognitive behavioral therapy may be especially helpful for those with substance abuse. In this type of therapy, you'll work with your psychiatrist to better understand how and when harmful behaviors happen. You'll learn new coping tools to help you change the behaviors into positive ones over time.
Some patients need medication during substance abuse treatment. It's specific to the situation, so your psychiatrist will fully evaluate you during the consultation to create a treatment plan. If you do need medication, it's typically combined with ongoing psychotherapy for optimal benefit.
Reach out now for support with substance abuse so you can live your life to the fullest again. Call Cognitive Psychiatry of Chapel Hill today to start your recovery.