Meridian Behavioral Health provides individual outpatient therapy for substance abuse. A number of our clinicians provide substance abuse treatment for adolescents and adults. It is our goal to match you with a therapist that will best fit your needs and provide you with the best care possible. If you would like more information, or would like to request a first visit with a therapist, you can either fill out the contact form on this page and we will get in touch with you or you can also call us directly at (815) 344-5061.
What is Substance Abuse?
Substance Abuse can be one of the most damaging problems to struggle with. It can strain relationships, interfere with work or school, and cause long term problems with physical health. Substance abuse is a general term that describes an addiction to a substance, such as alcohol or drugs. This addiction is often started after dealing with emotional difficulties and can cause emotional difficulties on its own. Counseling or therapy can be helpful by giving you an additional way to process the difficulties specific to your life and by teaching you the skills to fight addiction in a one-on-one setting. Finding the right path to recovery from addictions or substance abuse problems can be a daunting task. The treatment that you pursue must be appropriate to the kind of struggles you face.
Signs and Symptoms of Substance Abuse:
- Physical symptoms: bloodshot or dilated eyes, weight changes, poor hygiene, malnourishment, bruising, infections, etc
- Mood fluctuations/swings
- Increase in irritability
- Increase in impulsivity
- Changes in attitude/personality
- Sudden changes in social groups
- Lethargy or unexplained increase in energy
- Sudden changes in habits or priorities
- Financial Struggles
- Criminal Activity
If you have any questions or concerns regarding substance abuse treatment, please don’t hesitate to call and speak with one of our therapists. We are happy to answer questions, help look into your insurance benefits or explain how counseling might be beneficial to you. If you have questions, and would like to speak to one of our mental health professionals, contact us today.