Addiction is personal, and so are the addiction care plans available at Coded Healthcare & Behavioral Services. In addition to providing your initial mental health evaluation, Oladunni Boladale, DNP, PMHNP-BC, and the team work closely with you on a specialized treatment plan to help you overcome addiction to drugs, alcohol, and other substances. Addiction care is also available for harmful behaviors like gambling, pornography, and shoplifting. Call the Bolingbrook, Illinois, office today to schedule an addiction consultation for yourself or your child. You can also book an appointment online.

What is addiction?

Addiction is a chronic and complex disease that results when drugs, alcohol, or behaviors cause changes in the chemistry of your brain. The disease causes you to continue using substances or engaging in unhealthy behaviors despite the negative consequences to your health, relationships, and career.

Substances like cannabis, opioids, nicotine, and caffeine can trigger changes in your brain that lead to addiction. You can also develop a nonsubstance addiction to activities like gambling, sex, eating, or shopping.

Alcohol is the most common substance addiction among Americans, which affects about 10% of people aged 12 and over.

Coded Healthcare & Behavioral Services offers addiction treatment plans for adults and adolescents. The addiction specialists take a personalized approach to help you overcome your addiction once and for all so that you can live a sober, healthy life.

What are the warning signs of addiction?

Symptoms vary from person to person based on the source of addiction. Coded Healthcare & Behavioral Services providers recommend that you schedule an addiction evaluation if you experience addiction-related issues that lower your quality of life, such as:

Increased tolerance to substances

When you frequently use drugs or alcohol, your body builds up a tolerance to the substances. Over time, you need to use more of it to get the same effects, which can lead to an overdose and potentially life-threatening complications.

Inability to stop

The changes in your brain that addiction causes make quitting substances or reckless behaviors difficult on your own. You may also be unable to stop using drugs or alcohol because of severe withdrawal symptoms that occur when your body starts craving the substances.

Loss of control

Addiction can make you feel like you’ve lost control over your life and your ability to not engage in substance use or negative behaviors. You may feel helpless, hopeless, guilty, or shameful.

The providers offer comprehensive mental health evaluations to assess the severity of your addiction. They customize a care plan to help you achieve recovery and maintain a sober lifestyle in the long term.

How is addiction treated?

Coded Healthcare & Behavioral Services offers several strategies to address all types of addiction in adults and adolescents, including:

  • Psychiatric counseling
  • Prescription medications
  • Medication management
  • Crisis response

The providers may also refer you to community recovery groups so you have the support of your peers to maintain sobriety. 

If you need therapy or medications to manage anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues that occur with addiction, the mental health specialists provide it.  

Call Coded Healthcare & Behavioral Services today to schedule an addiction consultation or book an appointment online.