Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to you. People may become addicted to a substance such as drugs or alcohol, gambling, gaming, food, shopping, and even work.
People struggling with addiction commonly experience:
Strain or damage in relationships, job loss, physical pain or discomfort, and psychological distress such as depression or anxiety.
A sense of hopelessness, feelings of failure, and shame or guilt
Increased stress, poverty, and homelessness.
Unsuccessful attempts to cut down, stop, or control use.
Cravings and painful physical withdrawal symptoms.
People do recover!
A therapist trained in addictions counseling can help you to address the underlying causes of addiction and provide you with strategies and skills for avoiding relapse. A therapist can also help you to heal relationships and, most importantly, rediscover hope.
Sometimes you may need additional support:
Your therapist may recommend additional support such as inpatient treatment, group treatment, community support groups, or medical treatment.
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 us today to schedule an appointment.
“Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn’t end there.”