Substance Use Evaluation

Substance Use Evaluation services offered in Sharpstown, Houston and Temple, TX

Many people suffer from substance use, as the line can blur between recreational uses, prescriptions, and a healthy intake. If you feel that you are overusing a substance such as alcohol and drugs or opiates, several treatment options are available. Whether it be a holistic approach focused on mindfulness, psychotherapy, or medication, Katrina Gary-Forté, PhD, at Trade It In, is dedicated to your wellness. Call the Houston, Texas office to schedule a substance use evaluation or request one online today.

What is substance use?

When someone is seeking a substance in order to improve or alter their mood on repeated occasions, this can be considered substance use. Use can elevate to unhealthy use if the substance is being utilized in a way that is obsessive, harmful, or in excess of the prescribed amount.

Substances can range from certain medications, alcohol, drugs, marijuana, or other harmful entities. Although some of these substances are used for medical purposes or recreation, it bridges into abuse when there is a psychological dependence on the substance of choice or if the use becomes dangerous to the user and those around them.

When should someone seek substance use evaluation and treatment?

If you or someone you know is experiencing substance use, it’s never too soon to reach out to Trade It In for a substance use evaluation. Substance use can quickly cross over into areas of abuse if you see the following signs:

  • Negative impact on one’s health 
  • Impairing work or school performance 
  • Dependance in a social setting
  • Altered control when it comes to driving or operating machinery
  • Failure of time management, to follow through with responsibilities
  • The user is causing harm to others

If substances worsen anxiety and depression or lead to depressive or negative mental health behavior, it’s essential to seek treatment, including a mental health evaluation. Caring and trained professionals can help you or your loved one regain balance in life. 

What are the substance use evaluation and treatment options?

Trade It In is dedicated to a multifaceted approach to treating a patient with substance use issues. If you are abusing substances such as alcohol and drugs, marijuana, or opiates, any of the following may be an option for you:

  • Mental health evaluation
  • Psychotherapy or “talk therapy”
  • Counseling that focuses on mindfulness and mental health 
  • Incarnational care 
  • Medications such as antidepressants
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Suboxone, which is used to treat narcotic (opiate) addiction
  • Drug rehabilitation centers

It’s never too late to reach out to discuss treatment. 

Before substance use begins to impact your life negatively, work or relationships, find the treatments that are right for you at Trade It In. Call the office to schedule a substance use evaluation with Katrina Gary-Forté, PhD, or request an appointment online now.