What is chemical dependency?
Chemical dependency is defined as a person’s reliance on alcohol or drugs. It is also defined as substance abuse. Use of the substance is compulsive and irresistible and consumes the user’s thoughts. Use of the substance is more important to the user than any other aspect of life; therefore, other areas of the user’s life suffer, resulting in other problems. Progression of increasingly serious consequences occurs. Dependence is a lifelong disease that cannot be cured, only treated and seized. Continued substance abuse results in premature death. Chemical dependency is treatable.
Stages of dependency
- Stage I: Learning the Mood Swing
The user realizes that ingesting the substance results in elation.
- Stage II: Seeking the Mood Swing
The user looks for the opportunity to experience the feeling of elation.
- Stage III: Harmful Dependence
The user rearranges his or her life in order to use the substance. The substance provides a release from unpleasant feelings, responsibilities and problems.
- Stage IV: Chemical Dependence
Serious problems results for the user. Use of the substance is no longer controlled.
How Can Apex Behavioral Health Western Wayne, P.L.L.C. Help?
Chemical Dependency services are provided based on individual need. Services are provided by Board Certified psychiatrists, licensed psychologists, certified social workers and other health care professionals. Services are provided for children as well as adults.
The following services are offered:
- Individual Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Physical Assessment
- Continuing Care Groups/Relapse Prevention/Recovery Skills
All services are focused to work with patients and their families directing them toward new skills and techniques to create and maintain a drug free lifestyle. All treatment services focus on the patient’s abstention, overcoming self defeating behaviors, understanding and developing new coping strategies, participating in self help groups and coping with the stresses of daily living.
Help is a phone call away at 734-729-3133
Our highly trained clinical staff can help identify and treat your condition.