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Substance Use Disorder: Facts, Risks, and Treatment

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Substance Use Disorder Can Be Overcome. We’re Here For You.

A solo recovery journey can be scary, unsuccessful, and even dangerous. There’s a better way to pursue healing: with compassionate guidance and practical support. At NUMA, our accessible, affordable, and luxurious treatment programs are designed to ensure your safe and successful recovery.
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What Is Substance Use Disorder?

  • Increasing doses or using substances longer than intended
  • An inability to stop or reduce use
  • Activity around substances (obtaining, using, recovery, etc.) consumes your time
  • Cravings and a desire to continue using
  • Increased unreliability at home, work, school, or any obligation
  • External consequences exist (work, relational, etc.), but substance use is continued
  • Skipping former hobbies and activities
  • Risky substance use (lack of hygienic use, unsafe environment, etc.)
  • Persistent substance use, regardless of known potential health risks
  • Building a tolerance to the substance (requiring more)
  • Experiencing withdrawal when substance use is stopped or reduced

What Substances Can You Treat?

A substance use disorder can be present with a myriad of substances, both prescription and illegal. In many cases, what often begins as an accepted prescription treatment can escalate into something more severe with the presence of an SUD.

There is so much hope to be found in treatment. It is possible to identify and overcome your substance-related concerns. NUMA expert staff and treatment programs specialize in the following substances:

  • Opioid Use Disorder (Oxycontin, Painkillers, etc.)
  • Heroin Dependence
  • Benzodiazepine Dependence (Benzos, Xanax, Valium, etc.)
  • Stimulant Dependence (Cocaine, Adderall, Meth, etc)
  • Cannabis Dependence (Marijuana, Molly, Weed, THC, etc.)

Long-Term Health Risks of Substance Abuse

  • Asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Aggression
  • Increased odds of HIV
  • Bowel decay
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Brain damage
  • Coma
  • Insomnia
  • Confusion
  • And more

These risks are merely a snapshot of what could be - but this doesn’t have to be your future reality. Professional, holistic treatment is the solution to addressing and healing an SUD and reducing the risk of other serious health concerns.

People First: Treating Substance Use Disorder at NUMA

At NUMA, our mission is to make essential, luxurious treatment as accessible and effective as possible. We are more interested in helping hurting people heal than simply addressing disorders. The following are some of the methods we use to facilitate our mission.

Treatment Programs Customized To Your Needs

Therapeutic Interventions

If You’re Struggling With Substance Use Disorder, We Can Help

Your well-being is critically essential. Professional treatment can help you not only overcome challenges but also enhance your personal wellness. It’s time to take the first step today so you can live well tomorrow. We’ll help you every step of the way.
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