You may have heard it called substance abuse or substance dependence, but the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) officially refers to these conditions as substance use disorders. A person is diagnosed with substance use disorder when there is evidence that they exhibit impaired control and difficulty maintaining social relationships and use the substance in risky situations.
There are many different forms of substance use disorder, including:
- Alcohol addiction
- Benzodiazepine addiction
- Cocaine addiction
- Fentanyl addiction
- Heroin addiction
- Marijuana addiction
- Opiate addiction
- Prescription drug addiction
- Stimulant addiction treatment
At Silver Ridge, our multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals have experience treating all the above forms of substance use disorder. Our inpatient program is designed to meet the needs of midlife adults who are looking for a more personal approach to treatment than the typical group therapy route. Group therapy is a part of our program, but the central focus is individual therapy where we address the core of each client’s addiction.
Identifying Substance Use Disorder
What constitutes an addiction? It may be difficult knowing where the line between casual drinking or legal recreational drug use and addiction lies. The symptoms can differ from person to person, and circumstances can make it easy to hide an addiction, even from oneself, for years. However, there are some behaviors and signs you can look for.
Behavioral symptoms of addiction can include:
- Missing days at work or school
- Lack of motivation
- Unprompted feelings of anxiety or fear
- Changes in appetite or sleep patterns
- Using substances in dangerous situations, such as while operating a vehicle
- Frequently getting into difficult situations
- Sudden mood swings
- Periods of unprompted agitation or excitement
Social symptoms of addiction can include:
- Lack of interest in maintaining friendships
- Frequently hanging out with others who use substances
- Financial difficulties
- Using substances even when it hurts relationships
Physical symptoms of addiction can include:
- Abnormal changes in weight
- Unusual odors from sweat, breath, or on clothing
- Impaired coordination
- Difficulty speaking
- Bloodshot eyes
- Overall deterioration of physical appearance
Finding the Right Treatment for the Individual
A variety of circumstances and experiences can drive a person toward substance
use disorder. For this reason, treatment takes different forms for every
individual. It is important to unpack the various underlying factors of
Acceptance and commitment therapy is the guiding philosophy behind all of our programs. This approach focuses on helping people accept stress and anxiety so they can find better ways to cope. Rather than dwelling on the past or future, we teach our clients how to act positively in the present.
"This facility is amazing. I have worked in the substance abuse treatment field and I sent my own Mother to Silver Ridge to recover. It is a top notch facility all around and I highly recommend it."
At Silver Ridge clients are first and foremost treated with respect, kindness, and compassion. The midlife-specific groups allowed clients to form a bond with one another through shared life experiences."
- Kelly S.
"It was such a beautiful site, the home, and the mountains. I spent 42 days at Silver Ridge. My time there was emotionally healing. The therapy team worked together on my treatment plan. They really cared. I learned to love myself for the first time...I'm going to start a new chapter in my life because of Silver Ridge."
- Mary G.
"My experience has been great. I was able to gain a lot of knowledge and concentrate on my recovery. I am also very grateful for the accommodations, I am very thankful for Silver Ridge."
- Earl W.
"I came to Silver Ridge feeling like a broken man. I had lost everything I value because of my addiction. I really like myself now. Words can’t express my gratitude, Silver Ridge saved my life"
- R Swain
"I entered Silver Ridge miserable and defeated. I left seeing hope & opportunity. The holistic, mid-life approach is fantastic. The clinical staff is truly top-notch. Their knowledge, insight, & compassion has been invaluable to me."
- Bryan H.
Individualized Treatment for Midlife Adults
We understand the challenges of this stage of life, and our program is specifically built to serve the mid-life adult in a meaningful and individualized way.
Our holistic approach supports your physical, mental, and spiritual health through a range of evidence-based treatment modalities.
Our staff are highly trained with dual mental health and substance use licensing. Our medical staff includes an ASAM certified addiction psychiatrist & an addiction-trained primary care physician.
From gourmet cuisine to our spacious, 10,000 square foot estate, Silver Ridge provides a tranquil and peaceful setting for recovery.
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