Substance Use Disorder

Substance Use Disorder services offered in Denver and Wheat Ridge, CO

Substance Use Disorder

Substance use disorder covers the spectrum of overuse, abuse, dependency, and addiction. No matter where you fall on that spectrum, the addiction specialists at Magnolia Medical Group can help with outpatient medical care, including a safe detox and recovery with medication-assisted treatment. You can get treatment for substance use disorder through virtual telehealth appointments or schedule in-person visits at one of their offices in Denver and Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Don’t wait to connect with their caring team. Call the nearest office or book online today to overcome substance abuse and addiction.

What is substance use disorder?

Substance use disorder occurs when you keep using alcohol or drugs even though they negatively affect your mental and/or physical health and cause problems in your life, whether at home, work, school, or in your social life. 

All addictive substances (and behaviors like gambling) are included in substance use disorder. However, Magnolia Medical Group offers outpatient drug rehab for substance abuse involving:

  • Alcohol
  • Opioids
  • Fentanyl
  • Heroin
  • Meth
  • Cocaine
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Adderall®

These substances are well-known for being addictive, no matter why you start using them. 

How does occasional substance use turn into an addiction?

Alcohol and drugs trigger the release of brain chemicals that relax inhibitions, boost your mood, ease pain, and give you a euphoric high.

Though you may start using a substance socially or to ease physical and psychological symptoms, you get hooked because they change your brain chemistry.

As your brain changes, it depends on the substance to function and causes uncontrollable urges to be sure you give it the amount it needs. If you keep using, your brain gets used to the substance, and you need to take ever-increasing doses to get the same response. 

Ultimately, you have withdrawal symptoms if you cut back or try to stop — a sure sign that an addiction has developed. 

Will I have early signs of substance use disorder?

Before you have cravings or withdrawal, you may have other signs, including:

  • Needing more time to recover after using a substance
  • Feeling angry or like you’re ready to explode
  • Failing to keep up with your school and/or work responsibilities
  • Avoiding social activities
  • Using your substance even when you don’t feel well
  • Memory loss or blackouts
  • Neglecting your personal grooming

You may have physical signs like bloodshot or glossy eyes and shaking hands.

How is substance use disorder treated?

Your treatment is based on variables like the specific substance, the amount you use, and how long you’ve used it. After an addiction develops, you can get outpatient drug rehab at Magnolia Medical Group.

They provide the gold standard of care, integrating medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with substance use counseling, peer groups, and case management.

Your provider prescribes medication that supports a safe detox and recovery. They also enhance your medical care with individual and group therapy, family support, and dual diagnosis treatment.

Call Magnolia Medical Group or use online booking to request an in-person or telehealth appointment.