Addiction is a multifaceted condition that affects both the mind and body. It is not a sign of weakness or a lack of willpower, but rather a medical condition that requires expert care and understanding. At Clarity Clinic, we recognize that addiction can arise from various factors, including genetics, environmental influences, trauma, and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment addresses the underlying issues that contribute to addictive behaviors, helping you build a strong foundation for sustainable recovery.
We don’t just believe that therapy is an option for those recovering from a substance abuse problem; we believe that it is a necessity. In addition to treating addiction diagnoses, Clarity Clinic also has a multitude of providers who specialize in treating addiction that is co-occurring with another psychiatric diagnosis.
We understand that every individual's journey to recovery is unique. That's why our team of licensed professionals is dedicated to creating personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. From the moment you step through our doors, you'll be met with empathy, respect, and non-judgmental support. We prioritize building a trusting therapeutic relationship with you to ensure that you feel safe, heard, and understood throughout your treatment process.
At Clarity Clinic we are dedicated to supporting people who are working to overcome addiction. If you’re struggling with alcohol, drug, or behavioral addictions, we are here to help. We have specific treatment plans for all addictions including nicotine addiction, abuse of benzodiazepines, and others. Whether you’re looking for help for yourself, a loved one, or a friend we can guide you to the service that best meets your needs.
We offer comprehensive addiction treatment to help patients live healthy, happy, and sober lives. Our treatment can include medication maintenance therapy, counseling, and education.
Drinking that is problematic or severe can be diagnosed as an alcohol-use disorder and is characterized by excessive alcohol intake, loss of control during alcohol consumption, and a negative emotional state when not consuming alcohol. Alcohol-use disorders are ranked on severity – mild, moderate, and severe and can impair relationships, school, and/or work functioning.
The age range of people who misuse alcohol is between 20-35 and studies have shown a difference in the patterns of drinking between men and women. Women, who seem to start drinking later in life and progress faster, are most likely to drink alone to hide their guilt and shame about their alcohol use. While men tend to drink out socially. Many who struggle with alcohol abuse have other underlying disorders such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, and use alcohol to make them feel better. Although, because alcohol is a depressant, alcohol abuse may lead to worsening symptoms.
Similar to alcohol use disorder, excessive or compulsive use of a substance that is problematic or excessive and impairs relationships, school, and/or work functions. More than 50 percent of those with substance abuse disorders have other co-occurring disorders. Additionally, those who abuse drugs have difficulty with impulse control, controlling emotions, low self-confidence, and managing stress.
Behavioral addiction can include gambling, sex, pornography, video games, food, and internet addiction. People with these types of addictions tend to use the behavior as a way to reduce negative emotions and detach from their problems. Many who struggle with these excessive or impulsive behaviors struggle with co-occurring disorders and use these activities as a replacement for developing and sustaining intimate relationships or friendships.
While there is no definitive cause for alcohol, substance, or behavior disorders, there are several factors that can trigger addictive behaviors. Those include:
Those struggling with alcohol symptoms include:
To be diagnosed with a gambling disorder, symptoms can include:
While sex and pornography are not listed as an official diagnosis in the DSM-5 doesn’t mean these addictive behaviors aren’t problematic. If you believe that you or your loved one is struggling with impulsive control behaviors connected to sex or pornography that are interfering with interpersonal relationships and daily activities and causing distress, please contact Clarity Clinic to discuss treatment options.
At Clarity Clinic, we have certified alcohol and drug counselors who specialize in the assessment and treatment of those struggling with substances and alcohol. We understand that the challenges faced throughout recovery can be incredibly difficult to maintain. Our experienced addiction counselors will explore with clients a wide range of areas relating to their addiction, from the physiologic causes to the aspects of their social environment that may affect and trigger their behaviors.
Our psychiatrists ensure a proper diagnosis and take care of specialized medication management for clients who seek to treat their substance use disorders through pharmacological treatment.
Our certified addiction specialists work in conjunction with the treatment team to individually tailor the treatments and therapies. Studies have found that a combination of motivational interviewing, cognitive therapy, and social skills training is effective in treating alcohol, substance, and behavioral addiction.
Friends and family members of those who struggle with alcohol and substance abuse can also be affected by the addiction. Clarity Clinic’s marriage and family therapists can work with couples, and others in the support network to help support them through their loved one’s recovery process.
At Clarity Clinic, we employ evidence-based therapies proven to be effective in addiction treatment. These therapies are grounded in scientific research and are continually evaluated for their success in aiding individuals on their journey to recovery. Some of the evidence-based therapies we offer include:
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