Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Lisle & Naperville, IL

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Substance use disorder (SUD) is a complex condition in which there is uncontrolled use of a substance despite harmful consequences. Addiction falls into two categories: substance use and process addiction. The critical difference is that process addictions do not involve a physical dependence on a substance, like alcohol or cocaine. Physical dependance related to substance addiction shows up clearest with withdrawal symptoms. 

A Woman Suffering From Substance Use Disorder in Naperville

Substance use Disorders Include:

Behavioral Addiction of Shopping

Process Addiction:

Also called behavioral addiction, is characterized by an overwhelming impulse to engage in certain behaviors despite negative consequences. It is the compulsive nature of the behavior that is often indicative of the behavioral or process addiction in the individual. Common process addictions include shopping, sex and love addiction, gambling, internet use, overexercise, and work addiction. 

 

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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders can affect people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, and ethnicities. (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Avoidant Restrictive Food Disorder (ARFD)
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Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders

Most people feel sad or irritable from time to time. A mood disorder is different. It affects a person's everyday emotional state. At this point, it may be time to seek help.
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ADHD

ADHD

ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. Many people are not diagnosed until they are adults, after struggling with symptoms for years without realizing it.
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Anxiety

Anxiety

Occasional anxiety is normal, but anxiety disorders are different. Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of worry and involve excessive and persistent fear or anxiety.
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Substance Use

Substance Use

I have experience and a passion for helping individuals who may struggle with substance use, and/or process addictions. I will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that works best for you.
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Group Therapy

Group Therapy

Group therapy helps you realize you're not alone, facilitates giving and receiving support, and helps you find your “voice.”
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FAQ's

FAQs About Substance Use

Substance use can have several different effects on the brain. These effects depend on the particular substance being used, as well as the individual’s own physiology, the situation, and brain chemistry.  Some substances may cause an increase in activity in certain areas of the brain, while others may decrease activity. In some cases, substances can even cause changes in the brain’s structure and how it functions.

If you feel that you are struggling with substance use, do not hesitate to reach out for help. I offer counseling and medication management for substance use disorders and can help you develop a plan to get your life back on track.

Depressants, or “downers,” are drugs that slow down the body’s systems. This category includes alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and opiates. Alcohol is the most common depressant. The other drugs in this category are prescribed for medical conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, and seizures.

For more information, you may contact me at info@kirstenbook.com to schedule an appointment for substance use treatment.

The effects of substance use can vary greatly from person to person. Some people may only experience minor, temporary changes in their mood or behavior, while others may suffer from more serious, long-term consequences. Substance use can immensely affect a person’s relationships, work-life, and mental and physical health. In some cases, it can even lead to death. Therefore, getting help for substance use disorder is crucial to avoid these negative consequences.

Substance use can have many different effects on the body, depending on the particular substance being used. Some substances may cause damage to the liver, lungs, or other organs. Others may cause blood pressure, heart rate, or digestive system problems. Whereas in some cases, the effect can be relatively minor and temporary, in others, it can be more severe and long-lasting.

If you are struggling with substance use, get in touch with me and we can develop a plan to get your life back on track.