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substance abuse

Counseling for substance abuse is crucial in promoting recovery and improving quality of life. Both individual and family counseling play vital roles in treating substance abuse, offering tailored support and addressing the unique needs of those affected by addiction.

Understanding Substance Abuse and Counseling

What is Substance Abuse?

Substance abuse is more than just occasional partying or unwinding with a drink. It is a pattern of using drugs or alcohol in a way that disrupts your life. Whether it is affecting your work, relationships, and/or well-being, recognizing the impact is the first step towards getting help.

What are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Sometimes, substance abuse is not the only challenge. Many people also face mental health challenges, such as depression or anxiety. When these occur together, they are called co-occurring disorders. It is important to treat both at the same time to give you the best chance for recovery. Integrated treatment is key to making progress. This means working on both challenges at the same time because your mental health and substance use are interconnected. Common co-occurring disorders include:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder 

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Clinical Depression

  • Bipolar Disorder

BenefiTs of 
Individual Counseling

Personalized Support

Your journey is unique. Counseling provides a tailored approach that meets your specific needs and helps you develop a personal plan for recovery.

Safe Exploration

We provide a judgment-free zone where you can explore your feelings, identify your triggers, and build new, healthier habits.

Benefits of
family counseling

Healing Together

Substance abuse can strain even the strongest relationships. Counseling helps increase understanding of each family member's unique perceptions and experiences, leading to increased empathy, support, and collaboration in the healing process.

Creating a Supportive Environment 

The home environment is  an important aspect of an individual's journey to recovery. We want to help build an environment where recovery is nurtured, and everyone feels valued and heard.

Choosing to seek help is a courageous step. Whether you are looking to find support for yourself or wanting to help a loved one, counseling offers a path to healing and recovery. Remember, it is okay to ask for help and take that first step towards a brighter future.

 

Interested in learning more or have questions about substance abuse counseling?

Contact us to set up a free 15-minute consultation!

Resources for Further Support

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

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