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Substance Abuse Counseling

If you would like to change the relationship you have with alcohol and drugs or are actively working towards maintaining your recovery then you may benefit from substance abuse counseling. Often there are underlying core issues that need to be addressed in counseling for substance abuse. Substance misuse often coincides with other emotional issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, or other difficult life situations. It is not uncommon for substance use to be a means of self-medicating a larger problem. It is also not uncommon to misuse or develop a dependency on medications that are prescribed by your doctor.
My approach is to help you understand how drugs or alcohol have impacted your life and to explore underlying issues that have impacted your use. My approach is not to force abstinence, but to meet you where you are at in terms of your use and help you to identify steps you can take to move your life forward. I offer a safe, non-judgemental place for you to explore the current state of your life and can assist you in making behavioral changes to live a healthier life.

Signs You May Have a Substance Abuse or Drinking Problem

  • Your use has impacted major areas of your life, i.e, relationships, home life, work, or health

  • You have difficulty controlling the amount of drugs or alcohol you use

  • You hide or lie about your use others

  • Others have expressed concern about your use

  • You have experienced negative consequences due to drug or alcohol use, i.e., legal consequences, relationship problems, employment problems

  • You use alcohol or drugs to disconnect from difficult emotions

  • You have developed a physiological dependency on drugs (including those prescribed by your doctor)

Contact me to find out if substance abuse counseling is right for you.