It’s not easy to come to terms with the fact that drug or alcohol abuse is a problem for you or a loved one. But it may help to understand that The National Institute of Mental Health considers addiction to alcohol or drugs a mental illness. Just as a person may need treatment for mental issues like depression or anxiety, a person with substance abuse issues may need the help of medical professionals to begin their journey to recovery. Substance abuse can change normal behaviors and can interfere with the ability to work, go to school or have positive relationships with friends and family.
Some people who have a substance abuse issue also have another mental illness, and these co-occurring disorders will benefit from simultaneous treatment. We have found that patients with psychiatric disorders often have more than one disorder. They are also likely to have medical issues that need to be addressed. When co-occurring disorders are not treated together, one disorder typically worsens as the other disorder improves. Contact us to learn more about how treatment at Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services can help.
Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services’ Detox Program focuses on helping patients with alcohol or substance dependency find stability. Our Detox Program is led by a Clinical Director, licensed clinical staff and a dedicated Discharge Care Coordinator. Together, these behavioral health professionals help patients in our care complete a supervised detox protocol. To learn more about how our Detox Program works, and if it can help you or a loved one, contact us for a no-cost assessment. We’re here to help, day or night.
Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services’ professional staff are here to help. Call 205-833-9000 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.