Substance Use Disorder exists on a scale, much like Major Depressive Disorder. The scale consists of different levels (Mild, Moderate, and Severe) Use Disorders. The main determining factor for severity is the level of negative impact or disabling evidence in the person’s life. Some goals of treatment for a substance use disorder are to strengthen the person’s self-concept, acknowledge the impairments, take ownership of high-risk behaviors, and aid in relapse prevention.
Individual therapy, or couples therapy is when you work one-on-one or as a couple with a therapist to resolve personal issues, internal conflicts, improve self-direction, and or establish growth and desired change. As a collaborative force, individuals and/or couples are able to resolve emotional challenges to aid in coping with anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, self-esteem concerns, or questions of identity and purpose.