Substance Abuse and Recovery in Maricopa County
Overcome Substance Abuse & Improve Mental Health
Many people do not realize that there is a difference between substance
abuse and addiction. An addiction is characterized by an uncontrollable
need to consume the substance in question, but a substance abuser may
go weeks or even months without using. While an addiction is a form of
abuse, not all substance abusers are addicts. This is an important distinction
to realize because too often people justify substance abuse by rationalizing
that they don’t do it all the time and therefore do not need help.
In drug abuse, the abuser feels compelled to partake in the substance even
when they know it is hurting them and/or others. For example, someone
who only drinks once in a while but grows violent when drunk is a substance
abuser. Even if it only occurs once in a while, substance abuse is a serious
issue that can have life-changing consequences and you should seek help.
Create a Positive Support System
At Jewish Family & Children’s Service we believe one of the keys
to overcoming substance abuse is providing the affected with a positive
support system. This can consist of close friends, family, or even just
our staff who act as allies in your journey. The program can be provided
at home or at one of our clinics.
Our program goals aim to:
- Promote improved family relationships
Help youth develop and employ skills needed to remain
- Prevent relapse
- Build a proactive lifestyle
Mental health plays a large role in substance abuse. A positive atmosphere
is an essential part of treatment so that the client can build self-esteem
and understand the benefits of overcoming this condition.
Adolescent Substance Abuse
Substance abuse among young teens is not uncommon and, just like any adult,
recovering from it requires support. We have developed an innovative treatment
plan for teens age 12-17 and their families to help during this difficult
time. We work with clients to develop tangible goals that can be reached
one step at a time. Together, we can end this difficult challenge in your
life once and for all.
Call us today at (602) 452-4627 to set up an appointment at the nearest