Personal Addiction Counseling
More often than not, alcohol and substance addictions start with experimental use of alcohol and substances in social situations. And for some people, alcohol and substance use becomes more frequent. As time passes, a person may feel the need to use more alcohol or a substance to get their desired high, and soon a person may need the alcohol or substance to simply feel “good.”
Alcohol and substance addiction symptoms and behaviors include, among others:
- Feeling the need to use alcohol or the substance regularly, which can be daily or multiple times a day
- Having intense urges for alcohol or the substance
- Over time, needing more alcohol or the substance to get the same effect
- Making certain that you maintain a supply of alcohol or the substance
- Not meeting obligations and work responsibilities
- Doing things you wouldn’t normally do to get alcohol or the substance, such as stealing
- Focusing more and more time and energy on getting and using alcohol or the substance
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using alcohol or the substance
- Failed attempts to quit using alcohol or the substance
If you can relate to any of the above symptoms or behaviors, it may be time to consider addiction counseling.
As an addiction counselor, 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 also work with clients who are stepping down from a higher level of care, i.e. in-patient, IOP, PHP and 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 free consultation.