Addiction Recovery is Possible!
If you’ve ever grappled with addiction, food, cigarettes, alcohol, pain pills, or other drugs, you know struggle.
Recovery is hard because addiction impacts every area of a persons life. Depending of the substance of choice this could include:
Getting to work
Being at work
Socializing at work
Work activities – lunches, happy hours, holiday parties
This list could go on. The point is, it’s bigger than going to a bar.
For many people their substance of choice becomes their key coping strategy, a way of self medicating. For others it may be a way of feeling and connecting.
I firmly believe people do their best to create a meaningful life.
I believe people use substances because it is currently serving a purpose in their life.
When the costs weight out the benefits, or the consequences get to high, people seek recovery.
Do any of those reasons resonate for you?
It helped change the feelings.
Thoughts quieted or numbed out.
I could escape from past memories.
It helped me sleep.
I feel a sense of confidence when I use.
Connecting to people is hard, I feel more social.
There’s a reason we use a substance to change the way we feel, think, or connect to the world. It makes sense!
When we know better, we do better.
Learning new skills is a significant part of addiction counseling, including: Recovery Skills – Communication, Interpersonal, and Refusal Skill.
Addiction counseling provides support, resources, and together you and I will create a road map to your recovery.