Substance addiction is a serious disorder that affects millions of people. Just in the United States alone, it is estimated that 21 million people are addicted to at least one substance. The presence of addiction in South Florida is why Ambrosia vows to make a difference at our drug and alcohol rehab facilities. Substance abuse doesn’t just impact the person needing substance abuse treatment, it also takes a toll on families and the community. Fortunately, there is hope.
Substance abuse can occur even when someone doesn’t intend to become addicted. It can start with a casual drink after work or a prescription for painkillers after surgery. Over time, drugs change how the brain works, and larger and larger doses are required to achieve the same result. As drug use increases, so does the body’s need for it in order to function.
Luckily, substance abuse can be treated. Below you will see a list of the various types of drugs one can be addicted to.
Our Treatment Programs
We offer a variety of different treatment options specifically geared to help individuals recover from substance abuse. Regardless of what substance you or a loved one may be struggling with, Ambrosia has a solution! These treatment options are available for anyone struggling with mental health disorders, or co-occurring disorders. You can learn more about those comprehensive treatment options here as well! We offer both adolescent and adult treatment options
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mental illness affects nearly 1 in 5 adults in the US. Conditions include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, trauma-based illnesses, and more. Moreover, they can occur on their own or along with substance use disorders. We provide treatment to improve one’s mental health and reduce their symptoms. Treating both addiction and mental illness at the same time helps a person make progress in both areas. Thus, our programs help ease and even eliminate some side effects of mental illness. Consequently, the person enjoys a happier, less stressful life.
Dual diagnosis is having a mental health condition and a substance use disorder at the same time. In fact, about half of all people who have an addiction also have at least 1 mental health concern. Because of this, we provide top-level treatment that helps with both situations. Often, someone with addiction finds their mental health gets worse. Conversely, someone with a mental illness may use drugs and alcohol to self-medicate. After treating the dual diagnosis, the individual improves in both areas. Lastly, treatment methods involve therapy and any needed medications.