Substance Abuse Programs

Apr 18, 2022 | Blog, Substance Abuse

Have you ever tried to quit drinking or doing drugs and been unable to stop?  Have you promised yourself or others that you would control or decrease your alcohol or drug usage; only to find yourself using even more substances?  Have you ever lied to your family about how much or how often you use alcohol or drugs?  Have you ever been unable to remember what you did the day before or had to apologize for your behavior while you were using them?  Have you had a DUI or other legal problems because of substance use?  Do you argue with your family about your alcohol or drug use?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we can help!

Chemical Dependency is a complex disorder that can affect all areas of a person’s life, including their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  Addictions can destroy families and lead to the loss of meaningful relationships.  Addictions can affect work performance, career goals, and your overall attitude toward life.  Because of the progressive nature of addictions, substance use frequently begins to consume greater and greater amounts of time and energy.  Whether it is drinking or drugging, preparing for the next round of using, or recovering from the last round of using, alcohol and/or drugs tend to consume the best that a person has to offer.

Some of the common experiences that occur in families struggling with addiction include:

  • Shame
  • Guilt
  • Anger
  • Hurt
  • Mistrust
  • Denial
  • Lying
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Hopelessness
  • Arguments
  • Impulsivity

Commonly abused drugs include:

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Synthetic Marijuana
  • Cocaine or Crack
  • Xanax
  • LSD
  • Soma
  • Amphetamines
  • Ecstacy
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamines
  • Inhalants
  • Prescription Drugs

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New Dimensions Can Help!

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above symptoms or problems, New Dimensions can help. Our team of experienced therapists and psychiatrists can help you overcome these challenges and help you develop the skills you need to thrive. To schedule a complementary assessment or to find out more about our programs, contact us at 1-800-685-9796.

Our affiliate, MHThrive, provides Individual Therapy, Couples and Marriage Counseling, and Family Therapy at our locations in Katy, The Woodlands, and the Clear Lake area of Houston, Texas. We also provide telehealth therapy for anyone who resides within the State of Texas. To schedule an appointment with one of the MHThrive therapists, contact us at 713-477-0333 or visit to learn more.