Other Drug Dependence and Addiction
Other drugs like benzodiazepines, marijuana, cocaine, and amphetamines also contribute to the overall statistical abnormalities that make up substance use disorders.
Marijuana is used widely among adolescents and promotes a strong sense of euphoria, leading to dependence or addiction. Like a gateway drug, it often directs users to experiment with other substances that offer similar or stronger feelings of euphoria.
Benzodiazepines, prescription drugs used to treat anxiety and seizures, work by calming the brain, and promoting a tranquil mood. They are fast acting and, like opioids, lead to dependence and addiction. Cocaine and amphetamines also carry significant risks for dependence, addiction, and adverse long-term effects. Prescription amphetamines (Adderall), are commonly used for attention deficit disorder because of the calming and focusing effects but can be misused by taking increased doses or without a prescription. Likewise, cocaine and methamphetamine will cause an individual to seem extremely alert and have increased energy along with increased heart rate and blood pressure. These drugs have harsh effects once they run their course, with users experiencing severe anxiety, irritability, and insomnia.
Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Our treatment approach for substance use disorders is always to treat the whole body through the combination of medication-assisted treatment and patient-specific counseling using our MATPlus® treatment approach. We use evidence-based approaches and closely monitor the latest treatments coming available for all substance use disorders. If you are suffering from dependence to benzodiazepines, marijuana, cocaine, or amphetamines, we recommend consulting a Pathway or Impact Healthcare physician and Impact Behavioral counselor to determine the best course of treatment for you.
Medications for Substance Use Disorders
Not all substance use disorders have on-label, or FDA approved drugs for treatment. A Pathway or Impact Healthcare physician will provide guidance to determine the best course of medication-assisted treatment for you.
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