Mile High Behavioral Health

Addictions

To contact us:

Phone: (303) 960-6249

Fax: (303) 537-6923

E-mail: mhbh@mhbhonline.com

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a condition where a person has lost their ability to control what they are doing, taking or using. This activity or substance can be pleasurable at first but soon becomes compulsive and starts to interfere with ordinary life, responsibilities, and even health. Addicts may not be aware that they are addicted and this often causes problems for themselves or others and quitting an addiction can be difficult. Addiction starts out as dependence on a substance or activity and eventually the addict develops tolerance. This tolerance can make a person start to consume larger amounts of a drug/substance, or engage more in an activity. Thusly addiction can be physical, psychological or both.

 

What are the common signs or symptoms of Addiction?

 Inability to limit the substance or activity

 Activity impairs daily responsibilities

 Sacrificing social/recreational activities

 Obsession for substance/activity

 Secrecy and solitude

 Denial of addiction

 Financial difficulties

 Relationship difficulties

 

What are different types of Addiction?

 Substances including drugs and alcohol

 Gambling

 Video gaming

 Sex

 Food

 Hoarding

 

What are possible effective treatments for Addiction?

Behavioral Therapy

Aversive Conditioning

Counter Conditioning

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Family Therapy

Medication related to substance addictions

Antabuse (Disulfiram)

Suboxone (Buprenorphine)

Methadone

Naltrexone

Campral (Acamprosate)

Zyban (Buproprion)

Chantix (Varenicline)

Nicotine Patch / Nicotine Gum

 

How can I learn more about Addiction?

Information on Addiction

Signs and Symptoms of Addiction

Addiction in Teens

A More Scientific Look at Addiction

Basics about Drug Addictions

Treatment and Recovery Information for Drug Addictions

Information on Overcoming a Drug Addiction

The Intervention Center (Help in Addiction Intervention)

Drug Addiction Statistics

8801 E Hampden Ave

Suite #108

Denver, CO

80231