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Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents & Adults

Recovery Is Possible

Addiction is a disorder. Addiction is a disorder in which individuals develop physical, psychological, social, and spiritual issues.

Defining Addiction

According to the American School of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), addiction is:

  • Primary - Not the result of other problems
  • Chronic - Must be treated, managed, and monitored over a lifetime
  • Impacts Brain Function - Impaired control over drug use, cravings, & compulsive use despite harm

Recovery from addiction is possible
Work with our expert team of clinicians to embrace your recovery.


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Substance Abuse treatments that Kemet Health Provides

Kemet Health's Approach to Treating Substance Abuse

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

MI is non-confrontational. It is used to strengthen personal motivation and foster a commitment to a specific goal.
Motivational Interviewing values individual autonomy. It does not require the individual to admit to anything before considering behavioral changes. 
Important exercises to encounter with Motivational Interviewing:

  • Self-examination: What might be gained through positive change? 
  • Encouraging reflection: Why do you want to make the change? 
  • Looking to the future/past: How might you go about it to succeed? 
  • Examining self-confidence: How confident are you to make this change, and why? 
  • Importance of change: How important is it for you to make this change, and why? 

ASAM Criteria + Certification

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is the leading national addiction medicine society, representing physicians, clinicians, and other professionals.
ASAM Certification allows clinicians to make decisions about admissions, continuing care, and transfers/discharges to other facilities based on what an individual client needs.
Our clinicians are ASAM-certified and utilize the ASAM Criteria to deliver the most up-to-date treatments for substance abuse available.

Effects of Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Substance abuse relates to the chronic use of alcohol and drugs. An individual abusing one substance has a greater risk of using at least one other substance as well. It can start out as a minor instance and progress into more severe issues. Over time, the body becomes dependent on the chemicals released by each substance and craves more. After tolerance is built, the amount consumed may increase to avoid uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. 

Alcohol Use Screener - CAGE Questionnaire

  • Have you ever felt you should Cut down on your drinking? 
  • Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? 
  • Have you ever felt bad or Guilty about your drinking? 
  • Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?

If you answer "Yes" to any of the 4 questions above, you may be experiencing some alcohol use issues. Reach out to us to discuss further.