Addiction counseling therapists at Thriveworks in Baltimore, MD can help people manage their urges to use the substance or engage in the activity they're addicted to. In addition, it can help people manage the challenges that stem from their addiction from relationship issues to problems at work as well as those that their addiction may stem from like trauma.
Addiction counseling at Thriveworks in Baltimore, MD works by helping one understand the underlying causes of their addiction, teaching them coping strategies, and recognizing their specific triggers. Long-term or ongoing addiction counseling can also help to prevent relapse.
The length of addiction counseling depends on the individual's needs as well as the extent and severity of their addiction as well as the problems that might stem from it. That said, people can make meaningful progress in addiction counseling in the first weeks to months.
When you’re in a battle with addiction, you feel like you have no control of your emotions or your urges to use the desired substance. Oftentimes, addicts can have almost every other aspect of their life under control, but not that specific substance. Whether it’s drinking, food, drugs, sex, gambling, the internet or anything else, many people struggle to moderate their behavior. Sometimes the one thing that you can’t control can start to control your life. That’s the core of addiction.
Our Thriveworks Baltimore addiction counseling services are here to help you. We know that you might feel hopeless or unsure of how to proceed in life. But we are here to tell you that there is hope and there is help available. Reach out to Thriveworks Baltimore Counseling to begin working with an addiction counselor or substance abuse counselor. We are here to support you every step of the way.
Symptoms of Addiction: Am I Addicted?
People can experience addiction in different ways, but there are some common symptoms that addicts report:
- Powerlessness. You feel beat and broken. You’ve tried and tried to give it up but you can’t.
- Dishonesty. You’ve started to lie to people about your addiction, denying it, or saying that you’re doing something else when you’re really indulging in the substance of choice.
- Disinterest in important areas of life. Your home life is suffering. Your relationships are suffering. But you don’t really care anymore.
These factors are classic signs of a problem with an addiction. If you see yourself dealing with one or more of these, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Find Help and Healing at Thriveworks Baltimore Counseling
Sometimes the hardest part is admitting you need help and asking for it. Whether it’s you or a family member, don’t wait until it’s too late to get the help that is needed. Call today so our professionals can help you schedule an appointment with a trained addiction counselor.
Thriveworks Baltimore Counseling is dedicated to helping people live happy, successful lives. It is hard to find true happiness and/or success when your life is controlled by addiction. We would love the chance to work with you and help you lead a healthier life than the one you are living right now. We hope to hear from you soon.