Substance Abuse Treatment and Counseling
Substance Abuse Treatment San Jose and Los Gatos, CA
One in 12 Americans struggles with substance abuse disorder. If you or someone you love is included in that number, know that you are not alone. Substance abuse affects people of every age, education level, location, race, and socioeconomic status. Lumos Psychiatric Services provides counseling and treatment to people in San Jose, Los Gatos, and the surrounding area. It is possible to overcome your addiction, and we can help.
What is substance abuse disorder?
Substance abuse disorder, also called drug addiction, is a condition in which a person cannot control their use of a dangerous substance. In addition to illegal drugs, substance abuse disorder also refers to misuse of alcohol, nicotine, and prescription drugs.
What is substance abuse counseling?
Dr. Sarbani Maitra and her team work with patients who are struggling with substance abuse to help them gain greater understanding of their addictions so they can take control over them.
In substance abuse counseling, we help patients work through the complexity of the illness, which is often a multi-faceted condition with a variety of genetic and environmental factors. We understand the many obstacles to getting and staying clean, and we work with patients to get to the root of what’s driving their addition so we can treat the problem at its source.
Programs and Treatment
We custom tailor every substance abuse program we offer to meet each patient’s unique needs and lifestyle. Every person’s situation is different, so the treatment for substance abuse must be personalized to that individual’s needs. Some aspects of the substance abuse programs we recommend include:
Substance abuse counseling – Psychotherapy can help people struggling with substance abuse get to the root of what brought on their addiction and what obstacles are keeping them from staying sober.
Family counseling – Substance abuse in one member of a family affects every member of the family. We work with spouses, children, and family members of people with substance abuse issues to help them better understand their current reality, develop coping mechanisms to help maintain peace and harmony in the family, and deal with their own pain caused by the addiction.
Substance abuse medication – There are many substance abuse medications on the market today that can help curb cravings, stabilize moods, and address underlying mental health conditions that may be contributing to the addiction.
Lifestyle changes – In addition to the aspects listed above, certain lifestyle changes are proven to help people conquer their addictions. We will discuss the patient’s daily activities and typical stressors and help them find healthier ways to deal with stress and positive behaviors that build healthy patterns to help them beat their addiction.
You can reclaim your life from substance abuse
Anyone can get clean and stay sober. We’re here to help you reach that goal. Schedule your first appointment today, and start your journey toward a life where you are in control.
Dr. Sarbani Maitra,
Meet Dr. Maitra
Sarbani Maitra, MD is a board eligible psychiatrist. She has a Bachelors in Science from Tennessee Technological University in Chemistry leading up to her doctorate of medicine from the American University of the Caribbean Medical School. She then went on to gain clinical experience at Queen’s Hospital (erstwhile Old Church Hospital), London U.K. for a period of three years. She pursued her residency in Psychiatry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee after working in research on women’s health issues at the Center of Women’s Health and Research. Dr Maitra has extensive experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings managing patients across the spectrum with psychotic disorders, mood disorders, trauma-related disorders and patients struggling with substance use disorders. She believes in an integrated approach to mental health which includes the biopsychosocial approach. [Read More]