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Substance Abuse & Dependence Counseling | We Understand Addiction
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Substance Abuse & Dependence Counseling

Pacific Psychotherapy Associates / Substance Abuse & Dependence Counseling

Substance Abuse & Dependence Counseling

As therapists at Pacific Psychotherapy Associates, we all have experience working with substance and alcohol addiction, 12-Step and recovery.  While group therapy can be incredibly helpful for the recovery process, individual substance abuse and dependence counseling are critical in deepening your understanding of your addiction.  Often, addiction stems from a traumatic experience in your life or has served as a coping mechanism for an undiagnosed mental health issue.  Through therapeutic processes, we can help you address the underlying issues and feelings that keep you stuck in the debilitating cycle of shame, guilt, and addiction.  If you are utilizing substances to help cope with challenging emotions or to numb out parts of yourself, and you begin to wonder if you might need help, give us a call.  Substance abuse and dependence counseling will help you fight your addiction.

Seeking substance abuse and dependence counseling is crucial in today’s environment as estimates show that 65 million people are impacted directly and indirectly by this

debilitating mental health disease.  The fiscal expense associated with this complex disease runs into the millions affecting areas of social and financial productivity, family balance, accidents, death, and health care.  The many reasons why people become addicted are vast.  Medical experts state that the different factors of substance abuse and dependence can be attributed to the environment one lives in, hereditary genes, and how our brain develops throughout adolescence.  If you are unsure whether you are an addict or substance abuser, here are some warning signs: heightened tolerance, wishing you could stop, but cannot seem to, stealing money, you stop doing things you used to enjoy and your thoughts of the substance in question interrupt your mind frequently during the day.

This mental health disease cannot be controlled on its own.  Substance abuse and dependence counseling from a mental health expert should be sought immediately before it takes control of your life and the lives of your loved ones.