Addiction – Drug & Alcohol
Congratulations! You’ve made one of the best decisions you can make: asking for help. Whether you’ve decided to get help to control or moderate your use of alcohol or substances, or whether you’ve decided you want to be entirely abstinent, or whether you just want to explore the role that addiction might play in connection to an underlying trauma, depression, anxiety, or relationship issues, you are being proactive in trying to find someone who can help you. Acknowledging that you need help is never easy, but it’s one of the best things you can do for yourself. Finding the right addiction therapist is just as important as making the decision to get help.
I can help support you throughout the treatment process and create an individualized plan for recovery, relapse prevention, and after-care. In addition, we can explore what caused you to use drugs or alcohol, increase awareness of negative thoughts and behavior patterns, learn healthy coping skills, identify potential triggers, and create a long-term plan to sustain your sobriety.
Drug addiction symptoms and behaviors include, among others:
- Having intense urges for the drug
- Needing more of the drug to get the same effect or not get sick
- Making certain that you maintain a supply of the drug
- Not meeting obligations and responsibilities
- Doing things you wouldn’t normally do to get the drug
- Focusing more time and energy on getting and using the drug
- Failed attempts to quit using the drug