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Wayne Health’s team understands that addiction to alcohol, drugs, prescription medications, nicotine products or gambling can take a toll on family, relationships, work and your overall health. Wayne Health’s services are focused on whole-person care and supporting long-term recovery. Our multidisciplinary team includes licensed therapists, nurses, psychiatrists and addiction medicine physicians who provide both inpatient and outpatient treatments.
Our approach to treatment is evidence-based and patient-centered taking into account medical and psychiatric comorbidities. We adapt to patients as their lives and situations change and are privileged to work and support them as they enter and sustain recovery.
The dedicated specialists at Wayne Health’s Problem Gambling Clinic provide comprehensive outpatient treatment in a confidential setting. Led by recognized experts in the field of gambling disorders, our trusted team will focus on your specific goals through a customized treatment plan.
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Substance use disorder is using substances in a way that harms you or leads you to harm others. Substances include alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, inhalants, prescription medicines, and over-the-counter medicines. Substance use disorder can range from mild to severe. Moderate to severe substance use disorder is sometimes called addiction.
With this type of use, you may not meet work or home duties. You may use substances in dangerous situations, such as when you drive. Substance use may cause problems in your relationships.
Substance use disorder can lead to:
Substance use disorder is a disease. It’s not a weakness or a lack of willpower.
You may have substance use disorder if two or more of the following are true. The more signs of this disorder you have, the more severe it may be.
Certain things make you more likely to develop substance use disorder. These risk factors include:
Substance use disorder may be diagnosed at a routine doctor visit. Or you may see your doctor for a health or social problem linked to drug use, such as anxiety, depression, or family conflict.
Your doctor will ask questions about your symptoms, your past health, and your family history of substance use. He or she will do a physical exam and may do a mental health assessment.
If you think you may have substance use disorder, talk to your doctor. You and your doctor can decide whether you have this disorder and what type of treatment might help you. If you are physically dependent on the substance, you may need to stay in a hospital at first. There you can be treated for withdrawal symptoms.
One of the goals of treatment for substance use disorder is to help you get used to life without the substance. Counseling can help you prepare for people or situations that might tempt you to start using again. You can practice these skills through one-on-one counseling, family therapy, or group therapy.
Therapy may be part of inpatient treatment, where you stay in a treatment center. Or it may be part of outpatient treatment, where you can fit your therapy around your job or other responsibilities.
Another goal of treatment is to help you find ongoing support for your sober life. Many people find support by going to meetings like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or SMART Recovery. This type of support can help you feel less alone and more motivated to stay sober. You might talk to your doctor or do an online search for local treatment programs. Or you might tell a friend or loved one that you need help.
Physicians and researchers at Wayne Health are also faculty members of the Wayne State University School of Medicine who conduct research and clinical studies. This makes the latest treatments and clinical trials available to you sooner than other health providers without a medical school affiliation. We are fully committed to innovative research that advances care and treatment in behavioral health.
For more information, please visit the links below at the WSU School of Medicine.