Substance Abuse

Mental Health Services -Substance Use Disorders

It is very common for people coping with symptoms of depression, bipolar, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD to try to manage their symptoms by using drugs or alcohol, or other problematic behaviors such as food, sex, gambling, gaming, etc.

Mental Health Services -Substance Use Disorders

Common Behavior Changes

Common Behavior Changes from Insomnia
  • Frequently changes their friends

  • Spend a lot of time alone, choosing not to spend time with family and friends as they used to. 

  • Loses interest in their favorite things

  • Sleeps at strange hours

  • Be really tired and sad

  • Have changes in eating habits (eating more or eating less)

  • Be very energetic, talk fast, or say things that don't make sense

  • Be nervous or cranky (in a bad mood)

  • Quickly change between feeling bad and feeling good

  • Get messy—for instance, not bathe, change clothes, or brush their teeth

  • Miss important appointments

  • Have problems at work or at school

Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

People with an addiction often can't stop taking the drug on their own. They might try to stop taking the drug and then feel really sick. Then they may take the drug again to stop feeling sick. They often keep using the drug even though it's causing family, health, or legal problems. They may need help to stop using drugs.

At Omega Health, our providers can assess what level of care you or your loved one might need. Options include traditional outpatient psychotherapy, or a referral to a more intensive outpatient program, or inpatient/residential treatment. If needed, we can refer you to a hospital for detoxification.