What, exactly, is Addiction? How do you define it? The American Psychological Association (APA) defines addiction as “a persistent and compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance”. How do you know if you have crossed the line into dependence vs. “social” or “heavy” using?
In therapy, we will together figure out your goals. Do you want to just “cut back” or stop altogether? Do you feel that you need to do some more research? You are ultimately the one who will decide your path ahead. We will explore consequences to addictive behavior and look ahead to determine how it might affect your future. We will explore your relationships, supportive and not, and determine what company you want to keep during recovery.
If you are truly dependent and not just an abuser, we will discuss treatment options for you. Group therapy and involvement in a recovery program such as AA, Life Ring, and more have been shown to be extremely successful in treating addiction. You may also belong to another support group or spiritual community that works better for you. I have no investment in how you recover, just that you feel satisfied with the path forward and recover if you wish to.
Benefits of Recovering from Addiction:
- Regain hope
- Uncover your genuine self
- Rediscover your passion
- Manifest your dreams
- Live in integrity