Addiction/Substance Use Disorder

In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the term drug addiction is synonymous with severe substance use disorder (SUD). In 2017 globally 271 million people (5.5% of adults) were estimated to have used one or more illicit drugs. Of these 35 million had a substance use disorder.

Addiction or Substance Use Disorder is everyone’s problem. No matter what the drug of choice is, addiction is difficult; but not impossible to overcome. At Inner Peace Behavioral Health in Wyandotte, Michigan we can help you get back on the right track. We have experience helping individuals with alcoholism and other drug addiction, gambling, shopping, pornography, out of control sexual behavior and other issues.

Addiction causes physical and mental side effects. Physical side effects include cravings and withdrawal symptoms, and mental side effects include increased stress and feelings of depression, anxiety or loneliness.

Effective treatment focuses on the genetic and environmental causes of addiction. It also treats the physical and mental side effects. Cognitive behavioral therapy is used widely today in addiction treatment. CBT teaches recovering individuals to find connections between their thoughts, feelings and actions and increase awareness of how these things impact recovery.

The main purpose of coaching and therapy for addiction is to address the underlying causes of the disease to prevent them from causing relapse. Although detox is a vital component of treatment because it helps patients handle withdrawal and ease cravings, it does nothing to address the factors that led to drug abuse in the first place.

Research during the last 30 years has led to advances in evidence-based behavioral therapy for alcohol and drug addiction. The therapies have proved effective in treating substance use disorders in addition to co-occurring mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. We are just a call away to help you with your issues. When you are ready, give us a call or email us at:

Data on Alcohol Use:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Organization (SAMHSA)

  • The 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that 139.8 million Americans age 12 or older were past month alcohol users, 67.1 million people were binge drinkers in the past month, and 16.6 million were heavy drinkers in the past month.
  • About 2.2 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in 2018 drank alcohol in the past month, and 1.2 million of these adolescents binge drank in that period (2018 NSDUH).
  • Approximately 14.8 million people age 12 or older had an alcohol use disorder (2018 NSDUH).
  • Excessive alcohol use can increase a person’s risk of stroke, liver cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis, cancer, and other serious health conditions.
  • Excessive alcohol use can also lead to risk-taking behavior, including driving while impaired. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver daily.

Addiction Support Groups

Gay Men Support Group (40+)

Join us every Friday at 7 pm till 8:30.

Due to the COVID-19 virus these meetings are now offered using Zoom video technology. Contact us for more information and for the link to access the meeting. Meetings are free and limited to 20 people. See you online!

Are you a gay man over 40 that would like support in remaining sober with alcohol and other substances ? If you answered yes, please join us at our next meeting in Wyandotte. Our groups are free, non-judgemental and safe to share. Limited space available. To register or to get more information please contact

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Based on the innovative premise that addiction is not limited to drugs or alcohol, but is truly about the over-the-top, out-of-control lifestyles that have detached Americans from each other and their spiritual Connections (with a capital “C”). Dr. Carol Clark looks at addiction as something in and of itself, a condition rather than a substance abuse or behavioral problem. She then offers practical strategies for change that will ground and Connect the readers so they may find happiness and fulfillment in their daily lives.Covering this topic from the addictive process of disconnection – whether from use of technology or gambling, drugs or sex – through recovery and Connection, Clark’s strategies provide the tools necessary to create fulfilling and truly intimate relationships in every facet of life by shifting the root of the addictive behavior patterns to a place of clarity and acceptance.Describing and defining how repetitive, addictive behavior affects the human brain and causes the disconnections we experience with our families, friends, and co-workers in a profound, eye-opening manner, Dr. Clark’s new book takes current addiction theory down a new, groundbreaking path. Addict America: The Lost Connection uses simple, personal language to make the complexity of the condition and the human brain understandable. Focused on the systemic nature of the problem, this book is a tour de force of personal change, offering instruction on how addictions fracture Connections in daily life and then providing solutions on how to rebuild them from within for maximum effect.

About the Author

Dr. Carol Clark is a sex therapist and addictions counselor, president and senior instructor at the Sex Therapy Training Institute, Addictions Therapy Training Institute, and International Institute of Clinical Sexology in Miami, Florida. Her spiritual journey has allowed her to develop an emotional and intellectual awareness of addiction as a condition that permeates all aspects of people’s lives. From prisoners to celebrities, businessmen to artists, Dr. Clark’s work has helped individuals from a variety of backgrounds find a better life. She employs a variety of interventions to effectively assist those seeking personal growth and an improved sense of well-being in their lives. These interventions include cognitive-behavioral therapy, existential and reality therapy and past trauma reprocessing.

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Product information

Item Weight 6.7 ounces
Paperback 178 pages
ISBN-10 1456505157
ISBN-13 978-1456505158
Product Dimensions 5.25 x 0.41 x 8 inches
Customer Reviews 4.7 out of 5 stars 42Reviews
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 6, 2011)
Language: English
Best Sellers Rank
#904,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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