Addiction counseling at Thriveworks in Marietta, GA 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.
Kimberly was introduced to lottery tickets at the young age of 5. Every day after school her father would walk into the closest gas station and Kimberly would help him place money into the lottery machine. Her father would also look at her, wink, and say, “This time is it honey, we are going to be rich.” Unfortunately they never scratched off more than a dollar or two, but it was fun and exciting. As Kimberly got older, she honored her father’s tradition and played the lottery machines, daily. At first she said she was doing it for the memories but deep down it was much more than that. There was a thrill of playing the machines and it was what Kimberly lived for. Slowly, she spent more and more on those tickets, until the day she realized she had spent her entire paycheck.
Addiction is a real and serious issue that can come in various forms and outlets. There are also several signs to keep an eye out for if you or a loved one is struggling. An addiction therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Marietta in Cobb County can help you understand the symptoms of addiction, how to manage it, and how to live a happy, healthy life again. Reach out today to schedule an appointment.
What Are the Symptoms of Addiction?
Addiction is characterized by an intense focus on a certain substance, such as alcohol or drugs. These individuals are negatively affected in major areas of their life. Your therapist can explain and help you to understand the symptoms of addiction in greater detail. Until then, here is a list of common signifiers and symptoms of addiction:
- Obsession over a behavior or substance
- Feeling guilt and shame
- Failure to control actions
- Patterns of uncontrollable behavior
- Mood swings when abstaining
- The behavior produces a negative effect on daily life
- Behaviors or substances are used to reduce anxiety.
Do any of these symptoms feel familiar? Are you exhibiting an obsession over a particular substance or behavior? If you answered yes, consider partnering up with an addiction counselor at Thriveworks Marietta. You can call today to schedule an appointment.
Overcoming Addiction is a Process
Here at Thriveworks Marietta, we understand that addictions are a terrible thing. We also know how hard starting the process of restoration can be. We focus on your healing and making sure that it is a positive experience. Thriveworks counselors are leaders in our field of counseling and many have been featured in publications such as Prevention, CNN, The Boston Globe, Counseling Today and many more.
Addiction is hard to admit, so getting help shouldn’t have to be. Thriveworks Marietta addiction counselors and psychologists are dedicated to patient care and treatment. They will work to understand your specific experience and needs first, which will supplement the creation of your treatment plan.
Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Marietta, GA in Cobb County
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