Substance Use Disorders

If you are struggling in this area, you are not alone. Substance Use Disorders affect over 20 Million Americans age 12 and older, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

According to findings from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) nearly 30 million respondents who use alcohol and over 10 million respondents who use drugs other than alcohol reported increased intake of substances than before the COVID-19 pandemic began. If you are struggling with increased substance use, you are not alone. 

Commonly, those who struggle with a Substance Use Disorder find themselves engaging in a pattern of substance use that has become problematic, negatively affecting all areas of life, including relationships, work and leisure activities. 

Some Common Symptoms of a Substance Use Disorder:

  • Using more frequently and in larger amounts than intended
  • Experiencing unsuccessful attempts at stopping or cutting down 
  • Experiencing cravings or strong desires to use
  • Becoming more frequently unable to fulfill obligations at work, school or home due to substance use

If you are struggling with any of the above, you may have a Substance Use Disorder. Here at Shift Happens Transformative Counseling we offer a judgement-free atmosphere to explore these issues and find the solutions that work best for you. Let us help you shift into the transformation you desire.