Drug/Alcohol Info

Behavior Problems


Behavior problems can be as a result of drug abuse, alcohol abuse or chemical imbalances in the brain but regardless behavior problems can be solved with the right treatment. Behavior problems in individuals involve emotions and feelings and creating difficulties for yourself and those around you. Often behavior problems develop in adolescence and continue into adulthood. Individuals with behavior problems often feel immature or that they are stuck in development. For drug and alcohol abusers this is often quite true and behavior problems come as a result of not resolving internal conflicts created by using.

Behavior problems can come in many different forms. For those who are depressed, behavior problems tend to include isolation, crying, constant sadness and in extreme cases threats of suicide. Behavior problems centered around aggression tend to act out in argumentative, violent ways especially directed at loved ones. Quick to temper, lack of respect for authority and a tendency to get violent can lead to problems with the law and a court case. Other consequences of behavior problems can be a loss of a job, financial troubles, loneliness and of course increased use of alcohol and drugs.

Spencer Recovery Centers specializes in drug and alcohol treatment but our professional staff is qualified to handle many of its secondary behavior problems such as depression, attention deficit disorders and aggression. With a medical physician and psychologist on staff, Spencer treats the mind and body of its clients with intensive therapy and medication if necessary.

Therapy includes personal sessions with a personal counselor, group sessions with peers and family therapy if possible. Other tools for recovery utilized include reading and writing assignments, relaxation exercises, physical exercise at a gym and continuous support and feedback to help our clients achieve their own goals and objectives.

Tactics for new behaviors are taught and reinforced in order to identify and overcome behavior problems. The emphasis is on learning how to identify behavior problems way before they become problems. This is done by examining past thought processes and choices that have lead to behavior problems. Spencer Recovery Center's know how to bring about a change in their clients.

Studies have shown that treatment candidates do not even need to begin willingly. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, influencers like family interventions, court referrals or job requirements can force recovery. Consequences from these same influencers has been shown to increase the likelihood of treatment center retention and lead to abstinence. Many of Spencer's clients come from some sort of pressure from a crisis like family intervention or court mandate and stay to achieve full recovery.

If you or a loved one needs help with behavior problems, please do call Spencer Recovery Centers today.

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