Mile High Behavioral Health
To contact us:
Phone: (303) 960-6249
Fax: (303) 537-6923
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
· Video gaming
What are possible effective treatments for Addiction?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Medication related to substance addictions
Nicotine Patch / Nicotine Gum
How can I learn more about Addiction?
8801 E Hampden Ave