Addiction is treatable and can be successfully managed !
Addiction is a multi-faceted condition which is often measured, in part, by the impact it makes on a person’s quality of life. When it comes to substance use (including alcohol), it can also be measured by intensity and frequency of use. A common denominator across all types of addiction, is the pursuit of that substance or behaviour becomes significantly more important than anything else, including loved ones, work, or responsibilities.
How can a person keep choosing an unhealthy behaviour over the life they have worked to build? Satisfying the craving, using the substance, or engaging in a compulsive behaviour is generally followed by feelings of remorse, hopelessness, and shame. Many people don’t understand why or how other people become addicted. They may mistakenly think that addicts lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using their drug of choice simply by choosing to.
In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting usually takes more than good intentions or a strong will.
Over time, the brain adjusts to excess dopamine and tolerance builds up. However, people do recover from drug addiction, it is treatable and can be successfully managed.
If you are ready to make a change
Whatever your reason for seeking counselling or therapy, I believe in a non-judgmental and transformative way of working that is tailored to meet and fulfil your particular needs, at this time of your life. In my experience, lasting positive change really is possible