Addiction is when someone consumes a substance (alcohol, nicotine, cocaine) or engages in an activity (gambling, sex, shopping, eating) that can be pleasurable but the continuation becomes compulsive and interferes with day to day responsibilities such as work, relationships, or health. People who have developed an addiction often do not realize the behavior is out of control and creating problems for themselves and others.
Meeting with a clinician one-on-one for a first visit is the first step in addressing your symptoms. Based on this assessment, your therapist can help you decide on the best approach to begin to work on your symptoms. Starting treatment is a big step, and we’re here to help. Our clinicians are here to answer any questions you may have, and to help you through the process of getting started. To request information or to get started with a counselor, fill out our contact us form and we will be in touch.