Lauren Stevenson, PsyD., Director
Substance abuse is defined as a period of time in which a person is using drugs and/or alcohol with significant negative consequences. Drug abuse and alcohol abuse are issues that require specialized treatment, such as that can be provided at Capstone Psychological Services. It is important to seek some consultation or treatment for your drug or alcohol use when some of the negative consequences listed below are experienced:
Signs of Substance Abuse:
Substance abuse treatment can take many forms. CBT Treatment for substance abuse helps the client unlearn old patterns of behavior and to learn new ways of coping with situations and thoughts that may have led them to use substances in the past. Attention is also focused on the underlying issues that often co-occur with substance use, such as depression, anxiety, and interpersonal conflicts, such as relationship problems.