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YOU ARE NOT ALONE...

15.35%

Adults in the US having a substance use disorder

6.5%

Yet only

of reported cases receive treatment!

What Causes Substance Use Disorder?

Substance use disorder (SUD) is a complex condition influenced by a myriad of factors that interact in intricate ways:

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Family Dynamics

Lack of Bond: Difficult family situations or a lack of emotional bonds with parents or siblings can increase vulnerability to addiction. Strong family bonds and parental supervision act as protective factors.

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Genetic Influence

Inherited Traits: Genetic factors play a crucial role in the development of addiction. Individuals with a family history of drug or alcohol addiction may have an inherited predisposition, impacting the likelihood and pace of addiction progression.

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Family History of Addiction

Genetic Predisposition: Individuals with a familial history of drug or alcohol addiction face an elevated risk due to shared genetic vulnerabilities. Having a blood relative with addiction increases the likelihood of developing SUD.

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Early Onset of Substance Use

Brain Development: Initiating substance use at a young age can disrupt the normal development of the brain, heightening the risk of progressing to addiction. Early exposure creates lasting neural changes.

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Peer Pressure

Influence of Peers: Particularly impactful for young individuals, peer pressure is a significant factor in the initiation and misuse of drugs. Social dynamics can contribute to the normalization of substance use.

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Mental Health Disorders:

Coping Mechanisms: Individuals with mental health disorders, such as depression, ADHD, or PTSD, may turn to drugs as a means of coping with emotional pain. Substance use can exacerbate existing mental health issues, creating a cyclical pattern.

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Environmental Factors

  • Family Beliefs and Attitudes: The environment in which an individual grows up, including familial beliefs and attitudes towards substance use, significantly shapes early experiences with drugs or alcohol.

  • Peer Influence: Exposure to a peer group that condones or encourages drug use can act as a powerful catalyst for initial substance experimentation.

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Nature of the Drug

Addictive Properties: Certain drugs, especially stimulants, cocaine, or opioid painkillers, carry a higher risk of addiction. Smoking or injecting drugs intensify this risk. Even so-called "light drugs" can serve as a gateway to more severe substance use and addiction.

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Symptoms of Substance Abuse

Identifying substance abuse involves recognizing a range of behaviors, and though each person may exhibit slightly different symptoms, the following are common indicators:

  • Exceeding Intended Limits: Using or drinking larger amounts or for longer durations than initially planned.

  • Failed Attempts to Cut Down: Continual desire or unsuccessful attempts to cut down or control drug or alcohol use.

  • Time Consumption: Spending a significant amount of time acquiring, using, or recovering from drug or alcohol use.

  • Intense Cravings: Experiencing strong cravings or a compelling desire to use drugs or alcohol.

  • Interference with Responsibilities: Drug or alcohol use affecting work, school, or home responsibilities.

  • Continued Use Despite Relationship Issues: Persisting with substance use even amid ongoing relationship problems caused by it.

  • Abandoning Activities: Giving up or reducing involvement in activities due to drug or alcohol use.

  • Engaging in Risky Behaviors: Taking risks, such as unsafe sexual practices or driving under the influence.

  • Neglecting Physical or Psychological Health: Continued substance use despite causing or worsening physical or psychological problems.

  • Increased Tolerance: Developing tolerance, requiring more substance use for the same effect, or experiencing reduced effects with the same amount.

  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using substances or using them to avoid withdrawal.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse FAQs

  • What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?
    Transcranial magnetic stimulation, often referred to as TMS is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when antidepressant medications haven’t been effective, have ceased working, or as an alternative to medication.
  • How does TMS work?
    TMS involves delivering magnetic pulses to specific parts of the brain.
  • How long is TMS treatment?
    A typical initial course of treatment is about 19-37 minutes daily over 4-6 weeks.
  • Is TMS Therapy covered by my insurance?
    A vast majority of commercial and Medicare plans have recognized the effectiveness of treating depression with TMS Therapy and now cover TMS as part of their plans.
  • Is TMS Therapy a good alternative for patients who cannot tolerate the side effects of antidepressant medications?
    TMS does not circulate in the blood throughout the body, so it does not have side effects like weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, dry mouth, sedation, etc. The most common side effects reported during clinical trials were headache and scalp discomfort —generally mild to moderate—occurring less frequently after the first week of treatment
  • Is TMS Therapy like other alternative therapies that use magnets to treat some illnesses?
    No. TMS Therapy involves a unique method of using pulsed magnetic fields for a therapeutic benefit. The intensity of the magnetic field is similar to that of an MRI. These techniques differ radically from the popular use of low intensity, static magnetic fields. Those products deliver weak and undirected static fields that are not capable of activating brain cells. The activation and stimulation of brain cells is a key part of why TMS is so effective.
  • Does it hurt?
    While there may be some minor discomfort at the treatment site (where the device touches your head), it generally subsides within the first week of treatment. There is no sedation, or impact on your alertness. You can read, watch TV, or talk with your treatment coordinator during your session, and you can drive home immediately after treatment.

WHY CPS

Comprehensive Psychiatric Services (CPS) leads the way in supporting individuals with Substance Abuse Disorder. Our specialized team of experts, focusing on addiction and neurobehavioral disorders, provides personalized and evidence-based care. Through comprehensive assessments and a patient-centered approach, we offer holistic and innovative solutions. CPS is dedicated to confidentiality, and our flexible treatment plans position us as a premier choice for those seeking effective support in managing Substance Abuse Disorder.

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