Signs of Addiction
There are many symptoms of addiction. They vary depending on the person and the substance they are addicted to.
needing more of the substance or activity to get the same effect
experiencing physical and psychological symptoms when not using the substance
intense urges to use the substance or engage in the activity
Loss of control
Not being able to control the use of the substance(s) or refrain from doing the activity
Neglecting other areas of life
work, school, relationships, hobbies, etc. in favor of using the substance or doing the activity
Stages of Addiction
There are four stages of addiction that progress as you continue to consume a specific substance or perform a certain activity.
– uses a substance or engages in an activity out of curiosity or peer pressure.
– uses a substance or engages in a specific activity regularly.
– consumes a substance or engages in an activity in an extreme way without thinking about the negative effects or consequences.
– consumes a specific substance and engages in obsessive behaviors or activities regardless of the adverse affect on their body or life.
If you believe that you are suffering from a type of addiction, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask for help. I’m here to help you without bias and judgment. Let’s talk and find out how to deal with your current situation and find lasting solutions for your recovery.
How I Can Help with Addiction
Addiction is a complex issue. There are many factors that can contribute to developing an addiction. Some may be out of a person’s control, such as genetics or exposure to drugs or alcohol at an early age. Other factors, such as stress or trauma, can increase the risk of developing an addiction.
As a licensed psychotherapist and Certified Addiction Professional, I can help you address the underlying issues that have contributed to your addiction. We will work together to identify and address any trauma that may have occurred in your life. I will help you develop coping and problem-solving skills to deal with stressors in your life. We can work together to develop a relapse prevention plan; to avoid future slips and relapses.
Certified Addiction Professional in Florida & NYC
I have been practicing addiction counseling for more than three decades. In my extensive experience as a psychotherapist, I’ve helped many people suffering from different types of addiction, and assisted them along their journey to recovery. I’ve attended numerous trainings to further enhance my knowledge and techniques when it comes to addiction counseling. Give me a call or send me a message, and let’s talk about your condition and how I can help you.