Addictions Addiction to a substance or behavior is complex affecting the addictive person and everyone around them. We help every individual at their unique state of development, motivation, and readiness for treatment and recovery
TREATMENT AND RECOVERY
Treating Addictions can be complex. People arrive at treatment with varying thoughts, feelings, and judgments about the substances they are using and the behaviors that have led to stress and dysfunction in their lives. Each will have a different level of experience, awareness and insight. At one end of the spectrum will be an intermittent or periodic user, such as a binge drinker; at the other end, someone with a history of long-term chronic drug or alcohol abuse. Often there are external pressures such as loss or threatened loss of employment, legal problems, i.e. traffic violations (DUI), failing relationships and marriages, and family conflict.
Most important is identifying where on this continuum a person is when he or she comes in; what level of willingness and commitment to change can be ascertained. Some who do not fully acknowledge the problem, are resistive, or who show little awareness, would be considered still in a state of denial. Some may not have taken any action in the past, or have made attempts at recovery and failed. Still others are motivated, ready to learn, understand, and take action to overcome the addiction.
Finally, there are those who are using Recovery Strategies, who are not currently engaging in substance abuse or addictive behaviors, but seek support to reinforce and maintain recovery and avoid relapse. Though I do not ascribe to any singular program Some who have participated in a 12 step program like Alcoholics Anonymous, Rational Recovery, or other programs, may need additional tools or therapeutic assistance in dealing with emotions or other psychological triggers that had driven their addiction.
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