Substance Abuse Specialist

Genesis New Beginning

Psychologists & Therapists located in Orange County, Huntington Beach, CA

Just a few years ago, a National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 21.5 million adults over the age of 21 suffered from a substance abuse problem. And there’s no end in sight as numbers like the ones found in opioid addiction continue to rise. At Genesis New Beginning, the large team of medical experts, including substance abuse counselors, helps patients in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, successfully free themselves from the debilitating grip of substance abuse. To help you or a loved one overcome addiction, call or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.

Substance Abuse Q & A

Genesis New Beginning

What is substance abuse?

In the broadest of definitions, substance abuse describes the use of body- and mind-altering substances in a way that is dangerous to physical and mental health and wellness. Addiction may or may not be part of the abuse, since people can abuse substances without necessarily forming an addiction. The most common substance abuse problems include:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Tobacco

When addiction is part of the picture, it means that your brain and body chemistry have become altered, or rewired, and the harmful substance takes over your life in innumerable and unsustainable ways.

Left untreated or unchecked, substance abuse problems rarely resolve themselves on their own and only get worse over time, making it harder to treat the longer the abuse has taken hold. However, that’s not to say that there aren’t plenty of effective treatments and programs that can help.

How is substance abuse treated?

At Genesis New Beginning, the team of mental health experts is passionate about helping their patients find relief from substance abuse. They understand that addiction is a disease that needs to be treated properly from every angle.

To accomplish this, Genesis New Beginning offers:

  • Detox services
  • Interventions
  • Medical management with antidepressants or medications like Naltrexone® and Suboxone®
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Treatment programs, including outpatient care
  • Evidence-based treatments
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • 12-step recovery programs

While substance abuse is a disease, behavioral issues play a large role in your dependence, so it’s important that you engage in several different therapies and programs to rewire your brain for long-lasting results, even after the physical addiction is remedied.

What is outpatient care?

One of the most important components of substance abuse and addiction treatment is good outpatient care, which Genesis New Beginning makes available to their patients. Outpatient care is critical for accountability, ongoing medical management, and mental health oversight.

Genesis New Beginning offers drug and alcohol testing to keep patients on track, as well as continued education and therapy to make sure you or your loved one continue the necessary work on a daily basis.

Substance abuse can have a far-reaching effect on loved ones surrounding the problem. In addition to treating the patient, Genesis New Beginning also offers family counseling for support.

To get the help you or a loved one needs for substance abuse, call Genesis New Beginning or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.