Substance Use Disorder

Behavioral Health located in Baltimore, MD

Substance Use Disorder

If you struggle with substance misuse of any kind, turn to the experts at Conduit Behavioral Health in Baltimore, Maryland. Medical director Temika Heyward, DNP,  PMHNPand her team of professional mental health experts provide substance use disorder treatment to help patients break free from addiction and live healthy, high-quality lives. At Conduit behavioral health we also offer IOP and OP treatment to help those struggling with addiction. To find out more, book an appointment today by phone or click online to request a visit. Telehealth is also an option.

Substance Use Disorder Q & A

What is substance use disorder?

Substance use disorder is a complex and chronic condition characterized by the compulsive use of substances, such as drugs or alcohol, despite their harmful consequences. It's a medical condition that affects the brain, leading to changes in behavior, judgment, and overall functioning. 

Individuals struggling with a substance use disorder may exhibit difficulty controlling their substance use, prioritize it over other commitments, and experience physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms when attempting to quit.

If you struggle with substance misuse, it can devastate your physical and mental health, relationships, and overall quality of life.

What is substance use disorder treatment?

Substance use disorder treatment is a comprehensive approach aimed at helping individuals overcome their addiction and regain control of their lives. Treatment involves a combination of therapies, counseling, medical interventions, and support from your Conduit Behavioral Health professionals. 

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment, so it’s tailored to each person's specific needs and circumstances.

Is substance use disorder treatment right for me?

Substance use disorder treatment is suitable for you if you’re struggling with substance addiction but are ready to make positive changes in your life. 

Treatment is appropriate for anyone who recognizes the negative impact of their substance use on their health, relationships, and overall well-being and is willing to seek help to overcome their addiction. 

Treatment is a valuable option if you’re committed to overcoming your addiction, which may involve a variety of interventions tailored to your individual needs. Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to help you break free from the cycle of addiction, achieve and maintain sobriety, and improve your overall quality of life.

How does substance use disorder treatment work?

Substance use disorder treatment includes:

  • Detoxification
  • Counseling
  • Therapy
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Support groups

The specific treatment plan depends on the substance of abuse, the severity of the addiction, and your unique needs. The primary goals of treatment are to address the physical and psychological aspects of addiction, develop coping strategies, and provide ongoing support to prevent relapse.

To learn more about substance use disorder treatment, call the friendly staff today or use the online scheduling tool when you’re ready. Telehealth appointments are an option, too.