Addictions

At some point in our lives we will be touched by someone we know or a loved one with a substance addiction or behavioral addiction.  Addiction to alcohol or prescription medications is just the tip of the iceberg for the many addictive behaviors that we face today. Behavioral addictions such as work, gambling, exercise; emotional eating, Internet pornography, sex, shopping and video games are all very serious and can impact daily functioning and quality of life for the addict and the family system. Many times addictions are rooted in dealing with emotional issues through unhealthy behaviors. We can help you identify and take responsibility for your behavior to regain control of your life. Stress and anxiety from work spill over into a need to “let off some steam,” while stress and anxiety from substance abuse or addictive behaviors cycle around and impact one’s work life.

Through my intensive work in my clinical internship I am especially qualified at addressing the issue of addiction head-on. It’s one of the most common issues I see among men, and while it is certainly an understandable development, it is also tied to a life of self-destruction. My goal is to address the negative coping patterns tied to substance abuse and addiction before it compromises the life my clients hope to build for themselves.

When a substance or behavioral addiction becomes the primary relationship in your life, it is time to get the help you and your family deserve.

Resources for Addictions

12 Step Groups

Online Self-Help Forums

Treatment Locator for the US

Independent Reviews and Ratings of Rehab Programs

Government Agencies

Organizations

Other Resources

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