The Relationship Centre

Is An Addiction Hurting You or Someone You Love?

Addictions hurt. They hurt the individual who struggles with them. They hurt the people who love them.

Sometimes addiction is easy to spot, while other times it is more easily disguised. But the harsh reality is that addiction interferes with how we see ourselves, how we cope with the challenges life throws at us, and most importantly our relationships.

Addiction becomes a problem when you use a substance or experience as a way to feel better, or better yet, avoid feelings altogether. There is an intense need to avoid and escape painful emotions – eventually leaving you feeling powerless to the addiction.

Addiction can involve a substance including alcohol, drugs or food, or they can involve experiences or processes including shopping, sex, gambling, exercise or pornography. What they all have in common is the need to engage in the addiction persists despite the presence of negative consequences.

For those suffering from an addiction, they can feel helpless over the addiction process.
For those who love someone struggling with an addiction, they can feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to help.
But there is hope. With help, you can overcome addiction and get your life back.

With our Addictions therapy we can help you:

  • Learn more about your addiction
  • Understand the addiction process
  • Identify and manage triggers
  • Learn to identify and manage emotions in a healthier way
  • Restore an improved sense of self, self-esteem and self-worth
  • Learn how to build meaningful connections with others

Addiction therapy can help loved ones:

  • Understand the addiction process
  • Understand the recovery process
  • Establish healthy boundaries
  • Understand the importance of relationship connection in recovery
  • Manage expectations

You may believe you can deal with this on your own. However, that is part of the problem. You need the connection to others to help you face this. The harsh truth is that you cannot recover from this alone. You have to admit you have a problem and ask for help. It is hard to do. It takes courage. But it is the only way to start to recover and get your life back.

Let one of our therapists help you on your road to recovery. We have helped many people just like you and we can help you too. Reach out today.