Did you know that almost 10% of Delaware’s residents have reported using illicit drugs in the last month? It isn’t just our state, either. The nation is battling an opioid epidemic. At SUN Behavioral Health Delaware, we want to be a part of the solution. That’s why we offer a wide array of treatment options to fit the needs of each individual.
We believe that quality treatment saves lives, and we want to start with our community.
There is no set reason behind why some people struggle with substance use disorder and others don’t. There are, however, risk factors to look out for. Common things that can put people at risk for a substance use disorder include:
Substance use disorder is prevalent. 21 million Americans are currently experiencing it, but only 10% of them are receiving help. Barriers to treatment include stigma surrounding drug use, lack of knowledge about financial options, and a lack of access to treatment. In addition, many individuals think they don’t need treatment or are not ready to commit.
Mental health and substance use disorders often go hand in hand. One can often cause the other. For example, someone living with depression or anxiety may use alcohol or other substances as a form of self-medication. Substance use disorder can also cause (or exacerbate) mood disorders or mental health issues. Because of this, addiction should always be treated alongside mental health.
The use of alcohol and other substances are known to deeply impact physical health. Some common side effects of substance use include:
At SUN Behavioral Health Delaware, we treat the whole person. We believe in treating the body as well as the mind. Any damage that has been done to your body due to substance use will be addressed and monitored.
Treatments vary from facility to facility, but here are some common treatment options available for substance use disorder:
Every effective treatment facility follows the 13 principles of drug addiction treatment. These principles have been studied and carefully noted by clinicians worldwide. The idea is that in order for treatment to “stick”, all 13 of these principles need to be in place. At SUN Behavioral Health Delaware, we take these principles seriously.
At SUN Behavioral Health Delaware, we offer both inpatient and outpatient treatment options for adolescents and adults. We also offer group therapy, individual counseling, and telehealth options. We know it isn’t always easy to seek treatment, and we’re happy that you’re here. Reading about treatment is the first step! If you have any questions or if you’d like to schedule a consultation, call us today at 302-604-5600!
If someone has been using alcohol or other substances for a prolonged period, they begin to build up a tolerance. This means that they need more and more of the drug to achieve the same results. Oftentimes, they’ll experience uncomfortable physical withdrawal symptoms if they skip a dose or stop using substances entirely.
Stimulants, narcotics, and benzodiazepines are the drugs most commonly associated with addiction.
At SUN, we’ve created a caring, healing environment and will be there for every step of your journey to recovery. Please call us today to help you, your family and your loved one.