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Accurate DiagnosisSubstance Use Disorders

At Pinnacle Treatment, we understand addiction is a complex disease that affects all areas of your life.

We start with a complete biopsychosocial assessment to determine the level of care appropriate for you. Then we work with you to create a custom plan that meets your individual needs. During your time at Pinnacle Treatment, you participate in a wide range of traditional and complementary therapies. We pay attention to every detail. We leave no stone unturned: if it affects your well-being and overall health, we find it, address it and help you learn the skills you need to handle it. From the moment you arrive, you work with your therapists and counselors on an aftercare plan that supports your long-term recovery.

You Are Not Alone

The latest statistics from the National Institutes of Health, published in the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), show that over 20 million people age 18 or older in the United States have a substance use disorder.

That’s close to 10% of the adult population of our country.

Put another way, 1 out of every 10 people you meet is likely to be struggling with some sort of substance use disorder.

The media is not exaggerating: there’s a substance use epidemic in the United States. The statistics prove it. Prescription opioid addiction receives the lion’s share of attention, but drugs like heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, cannabis-derived products and other prescription medications such as benzodiazepines and stimulants are regularly misused and can have devastating consequences for the addicted person and their loved ones.

At Pinnacle, we’re experts at treating all substance use disorders. We offer individualized recovery programs that address the whole person. We give you the tools to rediscover what life is like without drugs.

Multiple Substance Use Disorders

People with one substance use disorder are at-risk of developing additional substance use disorders, and often do. Research suggests that anywhere between 37 and 56 percent of people who enter treatment for addiction have two or more substance use disorders upon admission.

This used to be diagnosed as polysubstance abuse, but recent changes in clinical terminology simplified this diagnosis to substance use disorders – two or more.

There are many pathways to multiple substance abuse: the most common is combining alcohol with either prescription painkillers or marijuana, then developing an addiction to both. People with more than one substance use disorder typically fall on a predictable spectrum. At one end are those unaware of what they’re getting themselves into. They’re prescribed a short-term painkiller and mix it with casual alcohol consumption, for instance, and end up addicted to both. On the other end are people who intentionally mix substances in order to achieve a greater high. Sometimes they mix drugs because they’ve developed a tolerance to one and use additional drugs to achieve the same feeling they experienced before they developed tolerance. In other cases, those deep in addiction see a warning label on a bottle of pills, such as “May Cause Drowsiness – Do Not Drive or Operate Heavy Machinery. Alcohol May Intensify This Effect” and think, “That’s exactly what I’m after – intensifying the effect.” Using multiple substances increases the risk of adverse outcomes such as death and can make detox more risky outside of a program designed to treat issues that may arise.

Whatever your path to multiple substance use disorders, the chronic use of multiple substance exacerbates the negative physical, emotional, and psychological effects of drug addiction. The changes in your brain, body, and behavior accumulate, and treatment becomes more challenging with each additional substance that’s abused.

If you fall into the category of substance use disorders – two or more, we can help. Though the terminology has changed, we’ve been helping people with polysubstance abuse for decades. We can help you, too.

New Awareness, New Approaches, and a New You

For decades, individuals struggling with substance use disorders fought a battle on two fronts: the addiction itself and the cultural stigma attached to addiction. Before the medical community recognized addiction as a disease and identified specific mechanisms and structures in the brain compromised by prolonged drug use, informal popular consensus painted drug addiction with a negative brush: it was considered a sign of weakness, a moral failure or simply a poor choice made by individuals unable to control their desire to use drugs.

All that has changed.


New developments in neuroscience – beginning in the 1970s with lab experiments on rodents – prove that addiction changes the brain. Chronic exposure to drugs of abuse leads to significant deficits in cognitive function, attention, memory, impulse control, planning and decision making. These deficits create a vicious, destructive cycle: as an individual slips deeper into addiction, their ability to make good choices, control their urges and accurately predict the outcomes of their actions slowly deteriorates. Their most powerful natural defense against addiction – their brain – becomes a liability rather than an asset.

We help people find themselves again.

We help them reset their brain, rediscover their inner strength and relearn the basic coping strategies needed to manage stress and handle difficult emotions – without drugs.

If You’re Struggling With a Substance Use Disorder,
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