A life of sobriety might be hard to imagine, but it starts with a choice. And Forward Health in Ohio is here to take the first steps with you.
A substance use disorder (SUD) is a progressive disease that changes a person’s brain and behavior. It’s possible to become addicted to any type of drug – legal or illegal. Some people become addicted to certain medications like anti-anxiety drugs or prescription painkillers while others become addicted to illegal drugs like heroin or crystal meth.
In the United States, the most commonly abused drugs are alcohol, marijuana and nicotine. Many people who suffer from a substance use disorder hide their condition and prefer not to talk about it. This can make it difficult for friends and family to know there’s a problem – until it’s too late.
The good news is that drug addiction is treatable. Forward Health has great success using evidence-based approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management, 12-step facilitation and family behavior therapy. To take the first step to getting sober, contact Forward Health in Ohio and let’s talk.