Duke's addiction and substance abuse outpatient program helps adults over the age of 18 recover from and manage addictive disease that occur independently or as a result of a mental health disorder. Our therapists are specially trained to work with people who struggle with substance abuse. We offer a range of therapy options to help you manage and recovery from your addiction, and work closely with you to ensure you get the safe, effective treatment you need.
Treatment for addiction and substance abuse
Everyone's needs are different when it comes to managing and controlling addiction or substance abuse. We understand how your struggle can strain relationships, and make it difficult to function in society. If you or a loved one is struggling to overcome an addiction or substance abuse problem, our licensed therapists and medical experts can help. Our experts are trained addiction specialists who also conduct research into the cause of addictive behavior, and the way the brain functions. We offer a range of options for treating addiction, from medical management to individual and group therapy. You do not have to struggle on your own. Our goal is to provide the support and care you need on an outpatient basis. You learn new coping mechanisms to manage your daily life while you recover.
Our addiction and substance abuse program offers:
- Comprehensive therapy options. We offer a full range of therapy options, from individual and group therapy to medical management.
- Referrals. While we do not offer medical detoxification or residential treatment, we can facilitate your referral so you can start your individualized treatment as quickly as possible.
- Specialists in substance abuse. Our licensed therapists are trained in psychotherapy and specialize in the treatment of addiction and substance abuse disorders. Our psychiatrists undergo advanced training in addiction.
- Support and long term follow-up. If you require care following our outpatient substance abuse program, we can refer you to providers within the Duke system who can help prevent relapse.
If medication is recommended to help control substance abuse cravings and to prevent relapse, our psychiatrists will work closely with you to ensure proper use and to closely monitor for any side effects.
Individual, couple and group therapy is available, depending on your specific needs. In all cases, our specialists work with you to help you manage and control your addiction and substance abuse disorder. We use motivation approaches that include a range of cognitive behavioral therapies.
We gather information on your medical and psychological history, goals and values, and work closely with you to create a treatment plan that has clear targets for change. We help you understand how your substance abuse developed, and how we can work together to affect change.