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Drug and Alcohol counseling should be individualized with your treatment designed by you and implemented by someone who understands your individual needs and preferences. Substance Abuse and alcoholism can be successfully treated at all stages.
"It's your treatment and it's your choice"
The Disease Model of Addiction
Addiction is defined as a disease by most medical associations, including the American Medical Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Like diabetes, cancer and heart disease, addiction is caused by a combination of behavioral, environmental and biological factors. Genetic risks factors account for about half of the likelihood that an individual will develop an issue with substance use.
Addiction involves changes in the functioning of the brain and body. These changes may be brought on by risky substance use or may pre-exist.
The consequences of untreated Substance Abuse often include other physical and mental health disorders that require medical attention. If left untreated over time, addiction becomes more severe, disabling and life threatening
Self-Awareness and Substance Use
When it comes to Substance Use Disorders, it can be very difficult to be open and objective in determining whether or not you have a problem. Are you asking yourself, “Do I have a problem with drinking or drug use?” Have others expressed concern? Has your behavior changed negatively due to alcohol or drug use? If this is the case, it is usually a good indicator that there could be a problem.
What is Addiction?
Addiction is a complex disease, often chronic in nature, which affects the functioning of the brain and body. It can and usually does cause damage to families, relationships, careers, and finances.
The most common symptoms of addiction are severe loss of control, continued use despite serious consequences, preoccupation with using, failed attempts to quit, tolerance and withdrawal. Addiction can be effectively prevented, treated and managed by healthcare professionals in combination with family or peer support.
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We understand how difficult the decision to change your life can be and we will work hard to make you as comfortable as possible.
Opioid and Alcohol Abuse are two of the toughest hurdles to overcome. Opioid abuse continues to grow at alarming rates while alcohol is the most common mind-altering substance that is abused. If you or your loved one need help, but are feeling overwhelmed and confused by the choices in front of you, let us help.
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The High Functioning User- Living a Double life
If you keep up with your job, fulfill your family duties and maintain friendships yet have issues and problems related to drug or alcohol use, you’re known as a high-functioning user. These types of users maintain a level of success professionally and battle their issues behind the scenes. Essentially, you’re living a double life. One of the biggest hurtles high-functioning users face is denial. You feel like you’re in control because your life remains normal by all appearances. However, your use is likely worse than you know. Eventually, many of the things that you maintain may start to slip away.
ATA-Help is Here
Whether you have a substance addiction or are abusing and want to get sober, treatment is your best option. Overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol requires not only eliminating the physical dependence but also addressing the behavioral issues. Simply quitting cold turkey will not change the psychological aspect of addiction. Recovery from addiction involves changing the way you think, feel and behave. Let us help guide you on your journey.
ATA is an independent private practice of Alcohol and Drug Counselors in Pleasanton, that serve adult and adolescent individuals and their loved ones with Substance Use Disorders.
We customize our drug and alcohol treatment to fit your needs by designing a program that fits your schedule and your lifestyle. We use one-on-one education and a Matrix Process Therapy delivered by a Clinical Addiction specialist. Our treatment covers a wide range of needs. Our focus is on issues related to alcoholism, alcohol abuse, alcohol addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, and the problems associated with them.
Our unique one-on-one treatment process puts 100% of the focus on you and your specific needs. It is easy to get lost in a “Traditional Group” setting where the curriculum is driven by the program and not the individual.
Addiction is a Progressive Disease
Many people decide to ignore the signs and avoid treatment because they haven’t hit rock bottom, or they think their problem isn’t bad enough. Simply put, your addiction can and will likely get worse if not treated.
If you’re in the early stages right now, it will likely progress to moderate-severe in the future. You don’t have to be at rock bottom to need treatment. Get help before it gets out of hand. If you are at rock bottom or have a severe diagnosis, it’s never too late to get the help you need.