In substance abuse counseling, if you deal with the behavior without confronting the underlying issues, you’re just switching chairs on a sinking ship. What does the behavior mean?
Do you know why you’re abusing substances? Are you looking for good feelings about yourself? Trying to drown your pain? Trying to avoid dealing with certain people or situations in your life? Did you grow up with a parent who abused substances and, though you swore you’d never be like your parent, here you are following in those footsteps?
Discover the Underlying Reasons for Substance Abuse
People use substances for all kinds of reasons. Together we can explore what your reasons are, and look at productive ways to deal with the issues underlying the behavior.
And what about treatment? Do you have to go an inpatient or outpatient rehab? Do you have to go to 12-step meetings? Different people respond to different types of treatment. It’s not a one-size-fits-all treatment. We’ll work on a plan to help you achieve your goals.
Or maybe you’ve completed an inpatient or outpatient treatment program and you want support to build on the changes you’ve made. This is a tender time and it can be tough to deal with temptations, the guilt you feel over your past behavior, and family members and friends who don’t understand the new you.
Or a family member is struggling with substance abuse and you want help to deal with the challenges in your everyday life. How do you keep from getting caught up in their struggles? How can you feel good about your life, if your loved one is using?
Experienced Substance Abuse Counseling NYC
I’ve counseled a wide range of people with substance abuse issues—and their family members—at employee assistance programs, a treatment facility, and in my private practice. Maybe you want to begin an exploration into what the behavior means and the idea of change. Or maybe you’ve thought about this for awhile and know you’re ready to change. Either way, you can give me a call at 212-353-0296 or send an email, and we’ll set up an appointment to meet. Effective substance abuse counseling is here!