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    Addiction Counseling

    Personal Addiction Counseling

    More often than not, drug addictions start with experimental use of a drug in social situations and the misuse of prescription medications. And for some people, the drug use becomes more frequent. As time passes, a person may feel the need to use more of a drug to get their desired high, and soon a person may need the drug to simply feel good, numb the pain, or fill a void in themselves.

    Drug addiction symptoms and behaviors include, among others:

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

    If you can relate to any of the above symptoms or behaviors, it may be time to consider addiction counseling.

    I believe that there are many paths to successful recovery that will work with your goals and desires. Together we will develop a plan to promote growth and stability by creating a successful roadmap for you in your journey to recovery.

    Now is the time.

    Reach out today for a free consultation.

    Family and Friends of Addicts

    When we see this happen to a loved one, we do everything we can to help. But sometimes, our unconditional love simply isn’t enough. If your loved one comes to mind with any of the above symptoms and behaviors, it may be time to consider addiction counseling.

    As an addiction counselor and interventionist, I will address the symptoms of your loved one’s addiction and the related areas of impaired functioning, and together we’ll work together to create a healthier family system by breaking the cycle of addiction.

    Family and friends can sometimes exhibit codependent behaviors unknowingly and can be detrimental to their loved ones because it can enable negative behaviors, which may reinforce irresponsibility, lack of accountability, and may exacerbate their loved one’s addictions.

    I believe that there are many paths to successful recovery that will work with the goals and desires of you and your loved one, and ensure everyone can make the life changes they want to make. Let’s start today to help get you and your loved one on the path to recovery, contact me now for a free consultation.