Just by preparing to ask for help, you're deciding to better your life. Acknowledging dependency is hard, but addiction can be debilitating and potentially deadly. When you realize you have an addiction, whether to drugs, alcohol, or something else, one of the bravest and most difficult things to do is seek help. Substance use disorder can exist alongside or even be caused by depression, anxiety, past trauma, or another mental health disorder. All of these issues are treatable. You're not alone, and there is hope.
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction I know the challenges of this lifestyle. You do not have to go to 'rehab' to make lasting changes in your life. Leaving your family, job, school or other responsibilities for an extended period of time is not always needed to get yourself healthy and on the right track. Being caught in the cycle of addiction is hard...feelings of anxiety, fear, failure, unworthiness, and shame. You may have tried stopping on your own, only to find yourself engaging in the same unhelpful behavior. Breaking this cycle on your own is tough! Counseling may be more effective for you than rehab.
I've built my career around helping people just like you overcome addiction.You are not weak or powerless, you are caught in an unhealthy cycle.I can help you learn effective ways to cope with life and the uncomfortable feelings that propel you to use.We will create a plan together, based on your values and goals, that will help you overcome your addiction.