Are your relationships becoming strained because of drug or alcohol use?
Are you worried that every time you drink you end up over doing it?
Is your job performance suffering because of drinking?
Do you feel that your day goes by with one thought in mind: when will I get to use next?
Did you just have a wake-up call that you need to stop using or drinking?
Alcohol or drug use has become a main topic of conversation of your life. It has turned into a problem in your life by affecting your job/livelihood and has become a constant topic with a significant other or family members.
Your health has been affected as well. Your loved ones and doctors tell you that changes need to be made otherwise there will be consequences that you can’t come back from. For some, the conflict arises with the law, due to DUIs or other legal matters.
Maybe it is not yet a problem with others, work or the law, but knowing yourself, you feel you have been drinking or using substances in a way that you feel uncomfortable. Lately you feel like it helps you escape, it gives you a temporary relief, but eventually it feels more like a burden than a solution.
NOT SURE IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM? THESE ARE THE SIGNS OF ALCOHOL OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE:
You may be struggling with substance abuse if you don't use drugs and alcohol every day, however:
When you use alcohol, you tend to abuse it.
You start drinking with the goal of getting “wasted.”
Your significant other and/or family members say that you have a problem with alcohol or drugs.
Your family or significant other’s are threatening to cut ties with you unless the drinking or using stops.
You are having legal issues, such as a DUI, and need to complete mandatory counseling.
Your job performance is decreasing.
You are financially struggling because of your increase in spending on alcohol and/or drugs.
You don’t feel like yourself lately
SIGNS OF ADDICTION:
Addiction occurs when a person’s life revolves around the idea of using a mood-altering chemical or risky activity, such as gambling, self-harm, amongst others.
A person who is struggling with addiction, changes their routine to fulfill their craving. For example, a smoker will make sure to take a 15-minute break every hour or 2 hours to fulfill the craving for nicotine.
Addiction becomes a problem when it takes over, limiting focus on anything but how the next “score” will be obtained as well as when it will take place. This usually happens at the expense of relationship stability, job performance, legal repercussions, or health concerns.
This may be your first try at stopping the vicious cycle of substance and alcohol abuse and addiction…or one of many trials. You might be looking for a fresh pair of eyes to help you in the journey of recovery.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCE ABUSE
COUNSELING CAN HELP.
Substance abuse and addiction is an issue that affects all different backgrounds regardless of income or race. You are not alone! According to the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. 1 in 12 adults suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence, and 20% of the U.S. population are struggling with substance abuse or addiction.
With the help of trained counselors, experiencing relief from the symptoms of alcohol or substance abuse can happen. You have found the right place to help with this as at Infinite Therapeutic Services, we have several counselors that specialize in this area and are Certified Addictions Professionals or Master Certified Addictions Professionals.
Together, one of our team members will work with you to generate the insight and awareness that you need to reclaim your life and rebuild and create new fulfilling relationships. Our counselors have thorough understanding of 12 Step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, and the training to work with other approaches as well. Overall, we offer personalized treatment to each one of our clients to fit their emotional, family, career, and spiritual needs.
CALL TODAY FOR A FREE PHONE CALL CONSULTATION AT 954-903-1676.
BREAK FREE FROM THE CYCLE OF ADDICTION
COUNSELING CAN HELP
Alcohol and substance abuse counseling can be addressed individually; however, couple and family counseling can be beneficial as well. Many couples find that their relationship is affected by excessive use of alcohol or substances in the form of more arguments, decreased intimacy, and worries about the effects of addiction. Similarly, families seek therapy due to the same stressors of individuals and couples, resulting in more family arguments, tension, isolation from one another, and worries about the effects of addiction. We are qualified to address issues of alcohol & substance abuse individually, with a significant other, or as a family.