Addiction Counseling

More often than not, drug, alcohol and other substance-related addictions start with experimental use of the substance in social situations. For some people, the substance use becomes more frequent. As time passes, a person may feel the need to use more of the substance to get their desired high, and soon he or she may need to use the substance to simply feel “good.”

Substance addiction symptoms and behaviors include, among others:

  • Feeling the need to use the substance regularly, which can be daily or multiple times a day
  • Having intense urges for the substance
  • Over time, needing more of the substance to get the same effect
  • Making certain that you maintain a supply of the substance
  • Not meeting obligations and work responsibilities
  • Doing things you wouldn’t normally do to get the substance, such as stealing
  • Focusing more and more time and energy on getting and using the substance
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using the substance
  • Failed attempts to quit using the substance

If you can relate to any of the above symptoms or behaviors, it may be time to consider speaking to a therapist. I will address the symptoms of your addiction and the related areas of impaired functioning, and together we will structure the time and content of your ongoing recovery. Addiction can tear families apart and cause trust to be broken. Mistakes are bound to happen, but recovery is possible. Finding the courage to seek help is an important first step in understanding there is hope beyond the dark tunnel you find yourself in today.

I believe there are many paths to successful recovery that will work with your unique goals and desires to ensure you can make the changes you want to make. Please contact me for a confidential complimentary phone consultation where you will have the opportunity to share your concerns and ask questions.

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending

We can meet either online or in person at one of our offices near where you live or work, whichever is more convenient for you.

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