Substance Abuse


Are you having persistent social or personal problems caused or worsened by substance use?

Do you have a record of repeated work absences, a pattern of broken relationships / job losses?

Are you placing yourself in situations where it is physically dangerous?

Are you experiencing legal problems, or arrests for disorderly conduct that are substance-related?

Substance abuse is the harmful pattern of using substances-such as tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs-leading to impairment or distress. Substance abuse and problematic patterns of substance use can lead to problems including problems at work/home, cause or aggravate physical and mental health-related issues, promote poor relationships, cause motor-vehicle accidents, and place stress on the family.


There is hope. There are effective, evidenced based treatments for substance abuse.

There is a lot we can do to support, guide and assist you to improve your ability to cope and manage these problems. To find out more about how Northside Psychology may be able to help, get in touch with our team here.

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