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Addiction Treatment Center in Bridgeville, PA

Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Addiction is a serious condition that can have devastating effects on individuals and their families. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, it’s important to seek help from a qualified professional.

At Stepping Stones Psychiatric Care in Pittsburgh, PA, we understand the struggle of addiction and are here to offer support. Our drug and alcohol addiction psychiatrist and alcohol recovery programs are designed to help individuals develop the skills they need to lead a healthier, addiction-free lifestyle. Dr. Muhammad Shaikh and his team provide comprehensive care and support throughout the recovery process in a safe and nurturing environment.

As the top psychiatrist Bridgeville, PA has to offer, our team is dedicated to helping those who suffer from addiction build a foundation for lasting recovery. We even follow a hybrid telemedicine and in-person model to ensure your comfort and convenience. Contact us to learn more about our services. We are here for you!

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Alcohol Addiction Therapy in Pittsburgh

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling

Drug and alcohol addiction can have serious physical and psychological effects on an individual's wellbeing. Common symptoms of addiction include:

  • Loss of control over use; using more than intended or for a longer time than intended
  • Withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, depression, insomnia and headaches
  • Constant cravings for the substance being abused
  • Neglecting responsibilities related to family, work and social life in favor of substance abuse

We provide comprehensive treatments for individuals suffering from substance abuse disorders.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This form of therapy helps individuals identify and modify maladaptive behaviors associated with drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Contingency Management: This treatment uses an incentive system to reward positive behavior while discouraging addiction behaviors. Rewards can include vouchers, privileges, or praise.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): DBT is a cognitive behavioral approach that seeks to help an individual cultivate skills such as emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, etc.
  • Motivational Interviewing: This approach focuses on helping individuals develop motivation for making positive changes in their lives. The goal is for individuals to increase their self efficacy by connecting with personal values around recovery.
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): This form of treatment incorporates medication for alcohol addiction and drug addiction, like Suboxone, to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms while allowing individuals to focus on recovery goals. It is often combined with counseling and other support services.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is drug and alcohol addiction diagnosed?

Drug and alcohol addiction can be difficult to diagnose as there is no single test that can accurately identify addiction. Diagnosis typically involves a combination of physical exams, psychological evaluations, laboratory tests and interviews with family members or other people in the individual's life.

What are the long-term effects of substance abuse?

Substance abuse can lead to serious physical and psychological health problems such as depression, anxiety, heart disease, stroke, liver damage, memory loss and weakened immune system. Additionally, it can have negative impacts on relationships, job performance, financial stability and legal status.

What kind of addiction support can I receive at Stepping Stones?

At Stepping Stones Psychiatric Care we understand the struggle of addiction and are committed to providing comprehensive support throughout the recovery process in a safe and nurturing environment. Our team provides one-on-one counseling sessions tailored to each person's needs as well as group counseling sessions for additional drug and alcohol treatment while individuals learn new skills necessary for lasting recovery.

How can I get started with an addiction psychiatrist near me?

At Stepping Stones, we make it easy to get started on the road to feeling better and living well. Just request an appointment with us using our simple online form.