- Have alcohol or drugs increasingly become a regular part of your life, perhaps even a priority?
- Has the use of mood altering substances begun to create problems in your life?
- Has a friend or loved one expressed worry or concern about your use?
- Do you find yourself continuing or even increasing your use, despite negative consequences or promises to yourself or others?
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you might have a substance abuse problem. Or perhaps someone you care about has the problem.
Get the help you need.
Left untreated, substance abuse may progress very slowly or extremely quickly, until it causes a crisis in a relationship, a job, or even your life. Most importantly, it can adversely affect the way you feel about yourself.
Yet people need to come to an understanding and acceptance of their abuse at their own pace. While they’re coming to grips with their problem, they need the support of a skilled therapist, their family and friends, and the recovering community.
Fortunately, there are lots of of out-patient and in-patient chemical dependency programs available.
Sometimes you need more.
I specialize in helping individuals and family members with Dual Diagnosis issues. These are people who have mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, or panic, concurrently with a substance abuse problem.
I also frequently work with adolescents and adults who have not yet recognized that they have a substance abuse problem.
Whatever the situation, I always use every therapeutic approach and tool that may be helpful, and that my clients can relate to.