Abuse of substances and addiction to substances such as illegal drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, food, nicotine and even recreational drugs disrupt many areas of one's functioning. In addition, addictive gambling, video gaming and even sex can also cause major upheaval in ones family, relationships, academics, career and finances.
Often a substance is abused in an attempt to “self medicate” a previously undiagnosed mental health problem. A comprehensive interview to identify mental health issues, stressors and coping mechanisms is the start to addressing addiction.
If necessary, our therapists can refer you to more intensive treatment. If you have trouble giving up a substance or behavior and it causes problems in your life, it is likely time to seek help.
Benefits of Therapy
Psychotherapy has the benefit of giving clients someone to talk to. It can create a new way of looking at difficult problems, and help people move towards a solution.
- Overcoming Past Trauma
- Healthy Coping Mechanisms
- Improved Relationships
- A Sounding Board
- Purging Bad Habits
- Achievement Of Goals