Personal Addiction Counseling
More often than not, alcohol and drug addictions start with the experimental use of a drug in social situations. And for some people, their drug and/or alcohol use becomes more frequent. As time passes, a person may feel the need to use more of a substance to get their desired high, and soon a person may need drugs or alcohol to simply feel “good.”
Addiction symptoms and behaviors include, among others:
- Feeling the need to use substances 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
- Being 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
If you can relate to any of the above symptoms or behaviors, it may be time to consider addiction counseling.
As a therapist trained in addiction counseling, I will address the symptoms of your addiction and the related areas of impaired functioning, and together we’ll structure the time and content of your ongoing recovery.
I believe that there are many paths to successful recovery that will work with your goals and desires, and ensure you can make the life changes you want to make. Contact me today for a consultation.