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Treatment for Substance Abuse Related Disorders

Are you or a loved one searching for effective substance treatment options?

It's important to remember help is out there and you're not alone. 

Michigan Psychological Care provides substance abuse treatment in Alma, Clinton County, and Midland, Michigan

Substance abuse disorders have grown in public awareness recently due to America’s opioid epidemic. People are more aware of the devastating effects addiction can have on your life, but the focus on opioids have left many unanswered questions.

  • How do you know when substance use is a problem?

  • What are the signs of addiction?

  • Can other medications lead to addiction?

Or, most of all:

  • Can anyone help me?


If you’re questioning what you think you know about substance abuse, you’re not alone. Substance abuse is often misunderstood, especially when it involves prescription medications.

Substance Abuse Treatment in Alma, MI - Gratiot Psychological Services

Substance Abuse Treatment in Midland, MI - Midland Psychological Services

Substance Abuse Treatment in Clinton County, MI - Clinton County Medical Center Psychological Services

Substance abuse is using a drug or other substance in amounts or in ways that are not in line with its expected use. You can take a substance and not develop an addiction. But if you’re taking it excessively or it is causing harm to you or others around you, you’ve crossed over from use to abuse. For example, if use impairs your sense of control, keeps you from your responsibilities, causes you health issues, or is simply dangerous to physical health (like heroin); it could be abuse.

People usually think of substance abuse as an issue with illegal drugs. And it is. But it can also be an issue with alcohol, prescription medications, inhalants, or substances we don’t normally think of as “drugs,” like caffeine and cigarettes.

Substance abuse can take control of your life, impair your day-to-day functioning, and harm your health and relationships.

But it doesn’t have to.

Many people have taken back control of their lives with the treatments we use at Michigan Psychological Care. We can help you break away from your addiction and develop strategies for keeping it out of your life.

What does substance abuse treatment look like?

Our treatment is customized to meet the needs of each individual, but commonly includes:

  • Individual counseling 
    Talking it out with a counselor helps you find answers about the causes of your addiction. Examining your experiences and perceptions can help you build a foundation to defend yourself against relapse. You will work together to help you understand and accept your past addiction, manage cravings, and develop the motivation and commitment to recover.
  • Group counseling 
    Talking with others about their experiences gives you support from people who truly understand your battle and the sense of isolation and shame that often go hand-in-hand with addiction. As a group, you can move from a culture of addiction to a culture of recovery. Groups are led by a psychotherapist with substance abuse experience.
  • Medication
    Opioid addiction can benefit from medications like Suboxone to help control cravings, ease symptoms of withdrawal, and prevent relapse. When symptoms are controlled, you can focus on getting well and taking back control of your life.
  • Follow-up care 
    Substance abuse recovery is a process that benefits from long-term care and consistent support. Follow-up care is important to prevent relapse and help you stay productive and active. Follow-up support might include community-based or family support options.


What are some signs of substance abuse?

  • Absences and poor performance at work or school or losing control of responsibilities at home.
  • Driving or operating machinery while impaired.
  • Being arrested for DUI.
  • Friends and family are worried about your use, but you don’t care.

When is medication needed with treatment?

  • Certain medications can make recovery from tobacco, alcohol, and opioid addiction easier. In those cases, medications can help control cravings and ease withdrawal. Medications may also be used for mental health issues that occur with addiction, like depression and anxiety.

Do you only treat opioid addiction?

  • No. We can help with addictions to alcohol, prescription drugs, illegal drugs, and other substances too. Treatment is always customized for the individual.

Is group therapy available at all locations?

  • Not at this time. Group therapy is available at the Gratiot Psychological Care in Alma, and CCMC Psychological Care in Clinton county.  Group therapy services are coming to Midland in 2020/2021

With three facilities throughout in Michigan - we're committed to your recovery. Overcoming addiction is hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. Our team is here to develop an individualized recovery plan based on your needs.

If you’d like to talk to someone about substance abuse recovery, for yourself or a loved one, we’re here to help. To start the conversation, call one of our three locations or fill out the form on our  Contact page.

You don’t have to do this alone.

Substance Abuse Treatment in Alma, MI - Gratiot Psychological Services

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