Substance Abuse

Addiction to medications, drugs, tobacco, food and alcohol can negatively affect your health, ruin relationships and lower your quality of life. Smoking tobacco, excessive alcohol use and abuse of illicit substances can lead to serious health consequences increasing the risk of stroke, heart disease, cancer and bronchitis. At Max Psychiatry, with convenient location in Apex, NC, our team help you in meeting your goals whether that be cutting back or quitting altogether. Max Psychiatry team has helped hundreds of patients in Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Fuqua-Varina, Wake Forest, Holly Springs area in NC with their addiction issues and restored their lives back to normalcy.

Substance Abuse Q&A

What is Substance Abuse ? 


Substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs. Psychoactive substance use can lead to dependence syndrome - a cluster of behavioral, cognitive, and physiological phenomena that develop after repeated substance use and that typically include a strong desire to take the drug, difficulties in controlling its use, persisting in its use despite harmful consequences, a higher priority given to drug use than to other activities and obligations, increased tolerance, and sometimes a physical withdrawal state.


How Max Psychiatry can help?


Addiction to medications, drugs, tobacco, food and alcohol can negatively affect your health, ruin relationships and lower your quality of life. Smoking tobacco, excessive alcohol use and abuse of illicit substances can lead to serious health consequences increasing the risk of stroke, heart disease, cancer and bronchitis. Cutting back or eliminating the use of addictive substances is not easy.  Psychiatrists at Max Psychiatry will support you in meeting your goals whether that be cutting back or quitting altogether.


Our team may suggest:


Regular monitoring

Cognitive therapy

Identifying triggers

Medication to suppress cravings and effects of substance(s)

Mood stabilization

Improve social support

Stress-relieving interventions

Behavioral modification

Problem solving

High-risk situations

Assertiveness training

Motivation enhancement

Relapse prevention

Chronic Disease Management


Let the team of experts at Max Psychiatry help you break free of the unhealthy habits and addictions that are preventing you from living the life that you want. Contact us to schedule an appointment. Our team has helped hundreds of clients in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Chapel Hill, Wake forest, Holly Springs areas with their various anxiety disorders. 


What will it cost me ?


We accept most of the major health insurances such as Aetna, Cigna, Medicare, BCBS, United, Humana, Multiplan etc.  Click here for a full list of insurances, we accept. Please call our office at 919-386-0402 or email us at doctor@maxpsychiatry.com to ask about your out-of-pocket expenses.