Substance Use Disorders

Psychiatry & Medication Management located in Denver, CO

An estimated one in three adults in the United States live with a substance use disorder. At Peak Interactive Wellness, you can find the resources you need to achieve a successful recovery and long-term sobriety. The highly skilled medical team also provides customized care plans to treat anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions that contribute to the misuse of alcohol and drugs. Call the Denver, Colorado, office to schedule a consultation for substance use disorders or book an appointment online today. 

What are substance use disorders?

A substance use disorder is a complex medical condition that develops when you continue to use alcohol, prescription pills, or illicit drugs despite the consequences to your health.

You may be at risk for developing a substance use disorder if you misuse or abuse:

  • Opioids
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Marijuana
  • Hallucinogens
  • Methamphetamine
  • Benzodiazepines, and other sedatives

Repeated use of these substances can cause changes in your brain function. These changes can lead to needing increased amounts of alcohol or drugs to satisfy cravings and prevent withdrawal symptoms.

Peak Interactive Wellness provides compassionate care for adolescents and adults with substance use disorders. The experienced medical team focuses on your long-term recovery and provides advanced treatment options to support your health.

When should I seek medical care for substance use disorder?

Having a substance use disorder can cause changes in your thoughts and behaviors. You may experience:

  • Distorted thinking
  • Personality changes
  • Abnormal movements
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Financial distress
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty making decisions

If you try to stop using alcohol or drugs on your own, the intense cravings that develop may be extremely difficult to manage. These cravings force many people into using again, so they can find relief from cravings and other withdrawal symptoms.

Peak Interactive Wellness offers personalized care plans to help you overcome a substance use disorder and maintain long-term recovery.

How are substance use disorders treated?

Peak Interactive Wellness offers individual therapy sessions to address the factors in your life that contribute to the misuse of drugs or alcohol. They also provide group therapy to help you repair relationship conflicts that substance use disorders cause.

Medications are available to reduce your cravings for drugs or alcohol. The team may also prescribe medications to relieve symptoms of withdrawal or to manage mental health issues like anxiety and depression that can co-occur with substance use and addiction.

Ongoing therapy sessions are available in-office or through the online telemedicine platform to ensure you have the tools you need to maintain long-term sobriety. The mental health specialists can also recommend hospitalization and other inpatient resources if you need help detoxing from excessive drug or alcohol use.

Call Peak Interactive Wellness to schedule a consultation for substance use disorders or book an appointment online today.