Chemical Dependency

What is chemical dependency?
Chemical dependency means relying on alcohol or drugs, also known as substance abuse.  It’s when someone can’t stop using a substance, even if they want to, and it becomes the most important thing in their life.  This can cause problems in other parts of their life too.  The more they use, the worse the consequences get.  It’s a lifelong illness that can’t be cured but can be managed.  If it’s not treated, it can lead to early death.  But the good news is, there are ways to treat it.

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:

  1. Individual Therapy
  2. Family Therapy

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

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Our highly trained clinical staff can help identify and treat your condition.