Do you or your loved one struggle with using alcohol, drugs, or another issue that’s taking over your life? You can do something that has a meaningful impact.
We define an addiction or an addictive behavior broadly and without judgement; it’s any time something is out of balance in your life.
Substance use and behavioral addictions affect not only the using person, but also the spouse, children, parents, extended family, and friends. Talking to an addictions expert can help tremendously. We’ll help you pick the best strategies and practical next steps. Small changes make a difference, and relief comes from unexpected places. If you need additional support, we work within multiple recovery programs such as 12-Step (AA, NA, CODA), SMART Recovery, and Refuge Recovery to find the best fit for you.
Addictions are not limited to substances, but can include addictions to behaviors (internet usage, exercise, gambling, shopping, food restricting or bingeing) or to people (sexual addictions, compulsive helping, codependency with an addict). Some people struggle with both substance abuse and mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or ADHD.
Only you can make this determination, but we can help answer your questions about what is “too much.”
Sometimes it’s hard to see the totality of the situation when you’re smack dab in the middle of it. Maybe you don’t think there’s an issue but those around you have started making comments about your behavior. Maybe they’ve started issuing ultimatums. Or they’ve begun to retreat from your life, no longer inviting you out as often or turning down your invitations.
You may have decided that it’s better to avoid the relationship, friend, job and boss, household, bills, finances or debts, school work, legal problems, or other responsibilities and obligations…but everything is still there waiting for you in the end.
When you’re struggling with an addiction, it is hard to see the way forward or to imagine a better life. But we see the way and can map it out in manageable steps with you.
We can help you start to sort out what may seem overwhelming, unmanageable, and unrepairable. There’s another possible future where you feel relief and live a life free from these burdens.
There’s a way out. There’s a path to healing.
Please give us a call today or use the contact form below to send an email. We are ready to help.