Substance Abuse and Addictive Behaviors

Addictive behaviors can be defined as the use of, or engagement in, any activity, substance, or behavior that has become the primary focus of a person's life — to the exclusion of other important activities. The person tends to seek out the behavior or drug despite the negative physical, mental and/or social consequences. Once the individual stops, withdrawal symptoms occur such as irritability, craving, restlessness or depression. We work to carefully assess and detangle the overlapping symptoms of addiction… then provide a comprehensive treatment plan to effectively target the addictive behavior as well as to address underlying problems and associated symptoms.

At Therapy West, we are aware of the significant co-morbidity between substance use and other mental illnesses. Many times, individuals will engage in addictive behaviors in order to manage the emotional distress they are experiencing from other problems such as depression, anxiety, and trauma.

We work to carefully assess and detangle the overlapping symptoms of addiction and other forms of disturbance. We then provide a comprehensive treatment plan to effectively target the addictive behavior as well as to address underlying problems and associated symptoms.

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Therapy West

124 West 79th Street, Suite 1B
New York NY 10024

164 West 80th Street
New York, NY 10024

(212) 580-0080