Addiction Specialist

Nugent Family Counseling

Mental Health Counselling located in San Jose, Santa Clara, & Aliso Viejo, CA and Reno, NV

Addiction can severely harm your emotional and physical health, job performance, and personal relationships. Ending your dependency on alcohol, opioid pain killers, or illegal drugs isn’t easy. With the help of the experts at Nugent Family Counseling Center, however, you can stop using drugs and regain control over your life. Personalized addiction recovery programs help patients in San Jose, Santa Clara, & Aliso Viejo, California and Reno, Nevada, learn to resist the urge to use drugs and improve their quality of life. To schedule a consultation for addiction treatment, call the nearest location, or book an appointment online today.

Addiction Q & A

What is addiction?

Addiction, also called substance use disorder, makes it impossible for you to control your use of alcohol, prescription medications, or illegal drugs. Prolonged substance abuse leads to changes in your brain chemistry, so you can’t resist the urge to use the substance, even when it results in negative consequences.

Addiction causes problems with your work, personal relationships, and physical and emotional health. It also causes functional impairment that affects your concentration, judgment, decision making, impulse control, and motor skills. And addiction contributes to depression, anxiety, and severe health complications.

Who is at risk for addiction?

Addiction affects people of all ethnicities, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. However, some factors can increase your risk of addiction, such as:

  • Family history of addiction
  • History of physical or emotional trauma
  • Environmental stress
  • Taking drugs at a young age
  • Lack of parental involvement in childhood

Mental health conditions like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety can also increase your risk of substance abuse and addiction.

What are the symptoms of addiction?

The following factors could indicate that you or someone you love suffers from addiction:

  • Intense cravings for the drug that override other thoughts
  • Constant use of the drug
  • Needing more and more of the drug to achieve the same effect
  • Not meeting work or family obligations
  • Canceling social activities because of drug use
  • Risky behavior when under the influence

Failed attempts to stop using the drug also indicate that you may have an addiction.

Can treatment help me recover from addiction?

Yes, addiction treatment offers an effective method to end your dependency on drugs and regain control over your life. And you have a higher chance of successfully ending your addiction with professional addiction treatment administered by a qualified mental health provider.

To provide exceptional care for addiction recovery, the compassionate providers at Nugent Family Counseling Center work together to create a custom treatment plan. Your recovery plan helps end your physical and psychological dependence on drugs and develop healthy strategies to regulate your emotions and resist the urge to use substances.

Comprehensive, integrative treatment rebuilds your self-esteem, supports healthy relationships, and provides care for any co-occurring mental health conditions.

Your personalized addiction recovery plan could include:

  • Medication management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Group therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Microcurrent electrical therapy

Neurofeedback at Nugent Family Counseling Center can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression that often accompany addiction. By boosting brain activity in the areas of your brain that regulate mood, behavior, cognition, and other mental functions, neurofeedback restores healthy brain function. This supports you as you move through each step along your personal journey to recovery.

If you or a family member needs help with alcohol or drug addiction, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with a caring provider at Nugent Family Counseling Center. Call the nearest location or book an appointment online today.