If you are struggling with substance use, you are not alone. People living with HIV have a higher risk of developing Substance Use Disorder. At UNM Truman Health Services, we offer substance use counseling and treatment designed to develop the healthy habits to help you live a sober life.
What Qualifies as Substance Use?
Substance use refers to the use of any legal or illegal substance that leads to significant impairment. Many of these substances can disrupt HIV care and even play a part in virus progression.
High risk substances for HIV-positive individuals include:
- Illegal narcotics
- Prescription drugs
Substance use problems often coincide with behavioral health issues, such as depression, mood disorders, and cognitive disorders. Treatment may entail a psychiatric consultation, counseling, and medication management.
Substance Use Counseling and Treatment
When substance use persists despite health risks and problems associated with that substance, it is important to seek professional health. UNM Truman Health Services provides judgment-free outpatient counseling for HIV-positive individuals living in Albuquerque, NM.
Our therapists are licensed and trained to provide help with a full range of issues, including:
- Dealing with triggers
- Building new relationships
- Alternative choices
- Smoking cessation
- And more
If your substance use problems require inpatient treatment, UNM Truman Health Services can refer you to a facility that will be sensitive to your needs as an HIV-positive individual. We can coordinate HIV and behavioral health care after your return from inpatient treatment with our knowledgeable, compassionate therapists.
Schedule Your Substance Use Counseling Today
If you are HIV positive and struggling with substance use, UNM Truman Health Services can help. Contact us today to schedule substance use counseling in Albuquerque today.