When a person uses too much alcohol or other drugs on a regular basis, they can feel dependent on them to make it through the day. This substance misuse and addiction is a disease, and it can damage a person’s physical, social and mental health.
Substance misuse can result in changes and long-term damage to the brain and other organs. It is a major cause of mental illness.
Treatment for substance misuse and addiction depends on the type of substances involved, and how serious a person’s addiction is. Treatment may involve a mix of psychiatric interventions, psychological care, support groups and self-help strategies.
Ramsay Mental Health offers a broad range of psychiatry and psychology treatment services for substance misuse and addiction that can be tailored to meet your needs, including:
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