Addictions Therapy

I’m not telling you it is going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it. ~ Anonymous

Many of us have had moments when we have felt we need a little something to feel better or take the edge off. Addiction becomes a problem when you use a substance or experience as a way to feel better, or better yet, avoid feeling all together. For the individual struggling with addiction, there is an intense need to avoid and escape painful emotions – eventually leaving the individual 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 or pornography. What they all have in common is that the need to engage in the addiction persists despite 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.

Woman in Addictions Therapy
Addictions therapy 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
Addictions therapy can help loved ones: 
  • Understand the addiction process
  • Understand the recovery process
  • Establish healthy boundaries
  • Enhance self-care and personal coping
  • Understand the importance of relationship connection in recovery
  • Manage expectations

Admitting you have an addiction is the first step.

The next step is asking for help. There’s no shame in that, only COURAGE.

Other Helpful Resources