What is addiction?
Addiction issues do not only involve drugs or alcohol, but can come in many forms such as sexual, gambling, food, cutting, video games, etc. There are many things in life that can be enjoyed in moderation, but can be troublesome for a person who has an addictive personality or tendencies. Not everyone who has an addiction issue is homeless or bouncing between recovery centers. In fact the majority of people with addiction issues are functioning seemingly well in public and even in personal relationships. Addiction can be very well disguised, even unintentionally. Often times, addiction is not obvious to the addict or others until there is a crisis situation.
Treatment Approach for Addiction
We specialize in helping people gain freedom from their addiction, set healthy boundaries and coping skills. Your counselor will help you identify your addiction and address it through several methods of therapy. In many cases, just the revelation of the addiction can begin to bring change and improvement into many areas of a person’s life. Other issues can also be contributing to the addiction, which can be identified and addressed. The counselor will develop a specific treatment plan based on the addiction and level of treatment needed. There is help available to improve addictive behaviors and definite hope for recovery.
Benefits of therapy for addiction
II. Education and understanding
III. Development of positive coping skills
IV. Identify other contributing issues