Are you starting to wonder if your alcohol or substance use has become too much?
Do your life problems only seem to happen when you’ve been drinking or using?
The first step toward getting well is recognizing it has become a problem for you.
Signs that Substance Use is Becoming a Problem
• Drinking/using to relax, cope, sleep, function
• Worrying about when you will have your next drink/hit
• Trying to hide how much you’re drinking/using
• Relationship/family problems related to the use
• Failed attempts at cutting back or quitting
• Substance use is getting in the way of your work, keeping promises or obligations
• Feeling nauseated, sweaty, or anxious when you don’t drink/use
Where to Start?
First step. Talking to someone. We know it sounds simple, but the sooner you talk about it with someone, the sooner you can start getting better. It’s the first step.
We get it. We will help guide you in a conversation to help you figure out if it’s a problem or not.
More freedom, less fear. That’s what getting well offers.
We can help you find your path to recovery.
We are here for you. You don’t have to do it alone.
Do you love someone who has a problem with alcohol or drugs?
It is a frightening experience to watch someone you love get over-involved with alcohol, substances, or other out-of-control behaviors like gambling or sexual behavior. It leaves you feeling powerless and confused. Your loved one sometimes seems like a different person – you start to feel more disconnected to them as their lifestyle changes right before your eyes.
If you are like some of our clients, you’re feeling at a loss, not knowing how to get through to them; it seems there is never a good time to bring it up, and they avoid any conversation about it, leaving you feeling more and more alone.
You can see where this is heading and your life together is slipping away, but they don’t seem to get it. You are not alone. This is what living with addiction is like. You may be holding out hope that your loved one will start making changes. The good news is – you can get the help that may spark the beginning of your loved one’s recovery.
One of our therapists can help get you started. Schedule now with Ronda, Jennifer, or Rachel and start feeling more like you again!