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Substance Use Disorder
Understanding Substance Use Disorders
There are more deaths, illness and disabilities attributed to the use of alcohol and other drugs than any other preventable health condition.
Unfortunately, substance use disorders are also one of the most highly stigmatized medical conditions that exist.
Substance use disorders are the diagnosable addictive illnesses listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which currently lists nine types of substance addictions—alcohol, caffeine, cannabis, hallucinogens, inhalants, opioids, sedatives, hypnotics, and anxiolytics, stimulants and tobacco.
Because addiction is a disease and not a moral weakness or shortcoming, treatment is possible and even effective!
Research shows that treatment can help patients stop using, avoid relapse and successfully recover their lives. Of individuals with chronic dependence who achieved sustained recovery, the majority did so after participating in treatment.
Understanding Substance Use Disorders Brochure
Want to learn more? Read our brochure or check out Tips & Info From Our Experts below.
Tips & Info From Our Experts
Delirium tremens (more commonly known as DTs) are the most severe form of alcohol withdrawal that can happen when a person with heavy and long-term alcohol usage stops drinking suddenly.
When we understand addiction as a disease, we are more likely to provide empathy and support to someone who may be struggling with substance use disorder.
Learn how group therapy in a residential addiction treatment setting helps provide social support, reduces isolation and decreases stigma.
How Pine Rest Can Help
For immediate help, call our Contact Center at 800.678.5500. To schedule a new outpatient appointment, call 866.852.4001.