Addiction

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SpotLyte Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health & Therapy Services located in Downingtown, PA

Addiction is a disease that requires a multifaceted approach to treatment to overcome. At SpotLyte Behavioral Health in Downingtown, the addiction specialists work together to find the right treatment for every patient. The team offers all types of counseling to help individuals recover from addiction. To schedule an appointment, call SpotLyte Behavioral Health or book a visit online today.

Addiction Q & A

What is addiction?

Addiction is the repetitive engagement in potentially harmful substances, behaviors, and activities. When you’re addicted to something, it can interfere with your ability to excel at work, school, or in your interpersonal relationships.

For many individuals who are battling addiction, simply completing routine tasks, such as taking a shower or making breakfast, can be a struggle. That’s why it’s important to seek professional guidance the moment you realize you have an addiction.

What are the most common types of addiction?

The addiction specialists at SpotLyte Behavioral Health treat many different types of addiction, including addictions to:

  • Alcohol
  • Exercise
  • Gambling
  • Illegal drugs
  • Marijuana
  • Opioids
  • Prescription medications
  • Sex

Addiction affects everyone differently, and you can become addicted to nearly anything. 

What are the signs of addiction?

Addiction affects the way you think, feel, and act. It permeates every aspect of your life, from your relationships to your work performance. Some of the most common signs of addiction include:

  • Agitation
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Denial or hiding addiction
  • Depression
  • Difficulty completing routine tasks
  • Dilated pupils
  • Impulsivity
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of control
  • Loss of interest in once-loved activities
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Withdrawing from loved ones

How your addiction presents depends on the type you have. Certain addictions are also harder to notice than others, so it’s important to watch out for the warning signs.

How is addiction treated?

The team at SpotLyte Behavioral Health offers many different types of treatments to combat addiction at their offices. How they treat your addiction depends on the type, severity, and duration of your dependence. 

The team screens all patients for opioid dependency and alcohol addiction at the beginning of treatment.

The most common treatments for addiction include:

Therapy

With a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors, SpotLyte Behavioral Health offers all types of counseling. Psychotherapy, individual counseling, couples counseling, and family therapy are just a few types of therapy the team provides at their offices.

Medication

Certain medications can help relieve your cravings for addictive substances. If your addiction stems from an underlying condition, such as depression, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), treating the root cause of the problem with medication can also help you overcome your dependency.

Inpatient outpatient program (IOP) or partial hospitalization program (PHP)

IOPs and PHPs are often the first steps toward long-lasting recovery from addiction. These programs provide comprehensive care under the guidance of medical and mental health professionals in a safe environment. 

These programs typically include a detoxing period, therapy, medication, and other tools to help you overcome addiction. They also remove the substance or activity that you’re addicted to, so you have a chance to recover without temptation.

SpotLyte Behavioral Health provides referrals to IOP and PHP programs if they believe you could benefit from this type of round-the-clock care.

To learn more, call SpotLyte Behavioral Health or schedule an appointment online today.