Substance Abuse

Pain Management, Medical Marijuana & (Telehealth Visits Only) located in Middle River, MD

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Substance Abuse services offered in Middle River, MD

About 10% of adults in the United States have dealt with a substance abuse disorder that negatively affects nearly every part of their life. If you’re ready to start your journey toward recovery, you can find help at Assured Care Group, LLC. Laura Joseph, CRNP, offers medication-assisted treatment plans to help you stop using alcohol and drugs without cravings or severe withdrawal effects. To schedule a substance abuse consultation via telehealth, call the office in Middle River, Maryland, or book an appointment online today. 

Substance Abuse Q&A

What is substance abuse?

Substance abuse describes a pattern of using alcohol or drugs to a point where they cause significant problems in your life and your relationships.

Overusing or misusing alcohol or drugs can increase your tolerance for the substance. As a result, you need more of the substance to achieve the same effect.

You might have a substance abuse issue if you can’t quit using drugs or alcohol on your own or if you experience severe withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop using.

Other warning signs of a substance abuse problem can include:

  • Isolation from loved ones
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Missing work or school
  • Inability to meet your responsibilities

You might also engage in reckless behaviors to get alcohol or drugs or continue to use them regardless of their negative effect on your physical health and life.

When should I seek treatment for substance abuse?

You should schedule an evaluation at Assured Care Group, LLC if you have any of the warning signs of a substance abuse problem.

Treatment services are available if you’re using or abusing:

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates
  • Inhalants
  • Methamphetamines
  • Prescription medications

Laura offers screening services and physical exams to evaluate your needs. She also discusses your lifestyle and the stressors that can contribute to your substance abuse issues.

Substance abuse treatment services are available on an outpatient basis. Laura meets with you through the online telehealth platform to keep you on track with your recovery. Same-day appointments are available for immediate medical care. 

How is substance abuse treated?

Your treatment plan for substance abuse may involve a combination of medications and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).

If you’re working toward recovery from alcohol abuse, Laura may prescribe oral medications. These medications can reduce your desire to drink, suppress the pleasurable effects of alcohol, or trigger an unpleasant reaction in your body if you drink.

Assured Care Group, LLC also offers Suboxone® therapy as part of their medication-assisted treatment program for opioid use disorders.

Suboxone helps you achieve recovery by binding to the opioid receptors of your brain to reduce severe withdrawal symptoms like insomnia, fatigue, and nausea. The medication also helps reduce your cravings for the drugs, further aiding your recovery.

You can successfully recover from substance abuse. Call Assured Care Group, LLC to schedule a diagnostic evaluation or book an appointment online today.