Recovery from Addiction – Counselors and Therapists in Littleton
Addiction is a horrible disease that destroys lives. To be addicted to something is to give up control of your life. A person can become addicted to anything, but the most common things are substances or activities that initially make one feel good or relaxed. Alcohol, narcotics, sex, pornography, and gambling, these are some of the most addictive substances and activities, and our Littleton addiction counseling services have the experience and the expertise to help you beat them.
Am I an Addict?
If you feel that you’re losing control over some aspect of your life; that you can’t stop doing it and feel shame about doing it, then you’re probably addicted to it. An easy checklist to determine addiction to something is outlined below. If you or a friend/family member can identify with any of the following symptoms or behavior, then you might want to seek help:
- You crave that next cigarette or that next drink, or that next bet. You need it and find it hard to function until you have it
- You find that the length of time between indulgences in your addiction is decreasing over time. Your tolerance level is rising and you need more of it to get the same high or satisfaction as before
- You hide your behavior or make excuses to justify it. You feel ashamed of it and yet still continue to partake in it. You’ve tried to stop but you can’t and you start to resent yourself, and maybe others, for this
- Your work is affected. Your friends no longer seem to want you around as much, and your family is upset as you neglect the important things in life.
What’s the Worse that Can Happen?
The worse that can happen is that you die. Addiction kills and in 2014, according to the CDC, almost 70,000 people died from drug or alcohol abuse in the United States alone. Other effects of addition are:
- Financial ruin
- Loss of business/job
- Breakup of marriage/relationship.
What Can I Do?
Recognizing that you have a problem is the first step. You know that you need help and that you can’t beat it alone. With a Littleton addiction counselor, you can make the first steps to recovery through extensive therapy, both group and one-on-one.
Therapy is only one way to beat addiction, but it’s one of the most effective ways. A trained addiction counselor is within easy reach of you today. All you need to do is call us.