Chemical dependency is both a physical and psychological problem. Your body craves the substance that you’ve been using in order to feel better, maybe even to function normally. Without it, you begin to feel physical and mental symptoms of withdrawal. Meanwhile, you can’t quit thinking about it. You are drawn to the compulsive, repetitive behavior of using, even though it defies all logic and common sense. You know it is hurting you and those around you, but you can’t resist the pull.
If dependence on illegal or prescription drugs, alcohol or other substances has taken over your life, it is time to seek professional help. At Holiner Psychiatric Group, our staff is here to help you with individualized treatment to meet your specific chemical dependency problems. Our approach to addiction includes healing both your mind and your body.
Steps to Treatment
Abstinence from the drugs or alcohol is your – and our – first goal. You must stop using. This may include inpatient detoxification. Once you are through with initial detox, though, there is still much work to do. Addiction, while a disease in and of itself, is often accompanied by other underlying psychological illnesses. This is possibly why you began to journey down this path of self-medication. Our doctors, physicians assistants and nurse practitioners will work to diagnose and treat these psychological illnesses concurrently with your chemical dependency. Behavior modification therapy, individual counseling, and family counseling are just a few of the methods we use to help you on the path to recovery.
Denial is one of the worst tricks that chemical dependence plays on the mind. Quit thinking you can handle this on your own. Don’t wait for yourself to hit rock-bottom. Contact or call the Holiner Psychiatric Group Dallas office to seek help and start your recovery today.