Peter Monti PhD


Physical Signs of Alcohol Use Disorder

The physical signs of alcohol use disorder can be vague in the early stages of the disease. Some early symptoms include: Blackouts, which cause you to not remember what happened when you were drinking. Blackouts are not the same as passing out. Passing out occurs when you lose consciousness. You don’t pass out when you…

Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Motivational enhancement therapy may be used in the treatment of substance use disorder. It may also be used to help a person quit smoking. This therapy encourages a person to use personal motivation to stop using drugs, alcohol, or tobacco and to make changes that will lead to a better lifestyle. Motivational…

Substance Use: Staying Alcohol- or Drug-Free After Treatment

Treatment helps you quit alcohol or drugs, but your recovery doesn’t end there. After you’re done with treatment, it’s important to focus on quitting for good. After treatment, you may choose to continue with counseling or group therapy. These meetings can help you stay committed to an alcohol- or drug-free lifestyle…

Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Motivational enhancement therapy may be used in the treatment of substance use disorder. It may also be used to help a person quit smoking. This therapy encourages a person to use personal motivation to stop using drugs, alcohol, or tobacco and to make changes that will lead to a better lifestyle. Motivational…

Questions About Substance Use Treatment Programs

When visiting a treatment center to see whether the program offered there meets your and your family member’s needs, ask the following questions. About the staff Are the counselors certified chemical dependency counselors (CDC)? Counselors who are certified have special training in counseling people who have substance…