Doesn't Everybody drink?
when is it the right time to seek help?
You may enjoy a drink or use drugs to be social, to let off some steam, or to help you cope with the stressors of life. How would you know it your use was becoming a problem? You might feel like things are starting to get out of control. Maybe a friend or family member has made comments about your drinking or drug use, or given you an ultimatum. You may have already gone to an AA or NA meeting or compared yourself to others to consider whether you really have a problem.
If your use of alcohol and drugs is starting to interfere with your relationships or quality of life, it may be time to explore the role that alcohol or drugs play.
If you're unsure whether or not you have a problem, you can begin by asking yourself these questions:
- Have you tried to gain control by cutting down, or changing types of alcohol, or drugs that you use?
- Do you become angry or annoyed when someone suggests that you are using drugs or alcohol too much?
- Do you feel guilt or remorse about your behavior or things that you said, during or after your use?
- At any time of day, do you take a drink or drug to even things out or to make things seem manageable?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, or have other concerns about your use, an alcohol and drug assessment may help to give you a better understanding of whether or not you have a problem, and if so, how to move forward and address it.
I am experienced working with individuals in all stages of addiction and recovery, including:
- Those who are uncertain if they have a problem and need an assessment
- Those integrating back into their community after completing residential treatment
- Individual and couple therapy for those participating in outpatient treatment
- Couple therapy to improve relationships impacted by addiction
- Ongoing mental health support for people in recovery
- Relapse prevention
I would love to partner with you to explore how you can move forward and create the life you want for yourself.
Your Next Step
If you’re ready to schedule an assessment, click here. If you have questions about next steps, I offer a free 30-minute consultation to help you understand your options moving forward. To schedule a free consultation, click here.