San Diego Addiction & Substance Dependence Treatment Services

Having the occasional drink can be a rewarding social experience. But what happens when someone starts drinking to excess, particularly while alone? Or when the use of prescription medications for pain or anxiety becomes a habit or dependency? Addiction to alcohol, prescription pills or a dangerous illegal drug such as cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine often starts as a way to escape the difficulties of life, but can rapidly become a quick and easy, yet deadly means to coping. Substance dependence, also known as substance abuse or addiction, is a maladaptive state that develops from repeated usage of drugs or alcohol. Dependence often leads to significant problems at home and/or at work, and can also result in driving-while-intoxicated charges and other legal problems. In the worst cases, it ends in suicide or unintentional death via overdose.

Signs of dependence and addiction include increased tolerance of a substance, an obsession or excessive focus on drinking or using, continued usage in the face of obvious negative results and withdrawal symptoms. Dependence and addiction are caused by a variety of factors including genetic vulnerability, environmental stressors, social pressures and underlying psychiatric problems or conditions. The parameters at play vary from person to person.

A substance dependence/addiction group therapy session

At BOLD Health, we understand that life can present formidable challenges. In our modern world, stress, anxiety, and pressure are often part and parcel of daily living. Our approach to treating individuals grappling with substance dependence or addiction is both compassionate and grounded in science. We focus on treating the entire person, not just the symptoms. With our guidance and support, you have the opportunity to liberate yourself from the constraints of dependency, paving the way for a life that is more centered, productive, and serene.

Do you think you may be suffering from any of these conditions?

We’re here for you and are ready to help you walk through the process of self-discovery and healing. Give us a call at 760-503-4703 or contact us with any questions.