Individual Therapy for Issues Related to Substance Abuse in Simpsonville, SC
It may have started as a good time with friends or family members. It was innocent at first. Maybe it wasn’t a problem for awhile, but you feel it certainly has now led to some. You may be starting to notice that what was once a glass of wine on a Monday night after work, has turned into a bottle or more. Maybe you’re over taking your medication because you feel you perform better at work, school, in relationships. We all cope with the good and bad somehow — it’s just not always in the healthiest way.
When you begin to feel or see that your behavior is impacting relationships around you, it can feel absolutely lonely and discouraging to think those you need support from the most don’t or can’t understand why your battle with alcohol and/or drugs causes you to behave the way you do.
Whether you view it as a problematic behavior, or call it substance abuse or addiction, it robs you of your power and control. You go from feeling like you have a handle on your life to, before you know it, not being able to recognize your own life anymore and feel lost; something you had been able to control turned to a dark secret and feeling stuck.
As a SCAADAC Certified Addictions Counselor, and having worked in various settings that treat and educate on addiction and substance misuse, I can help you manage a new way of dealing with the ups and downs through necessary behavior change, and help you to find healthy coping skills that are realistic and encouraging for you.