Pittsburgh Addiction Counseling

Addiction Counseling in Pittsburgh, PA—Overcoming Addiction with an Addiction Counselor

Despite decades of research, scientists are still not one hundred percent certain how addiction develops. Similar to other medical conditions, it appears to be a mixture of family history, genetics and exposure to certain environmental factors that allow addictions to develop. It is clear, however, that addictions can be acquired to a much wider range of substances and actions than is commonly thought. The universally recognized addictions to drugs and alcohol are one part of the picture, while addictions to work, food, and gambling are among the less understood disorders. This diversity can make it hard for the addicted individuals to navigate their recovery journey; as a result, professional help in the form of addiction therapy is almost always recommended.

If you have an addiction or you’re walking down a dangerous path toward addiction, consider working with an addiction counselor at Thriveworks Pittsburgh, PA. We are proud to offer addiction counseling and to assist individuals on their recovery journey, whether they are addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling, or something else entirely. Healing is possible. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

What Is Addiction?

Addiction is defined by an individual’s inability to control the intake of a particular substance or engagement in a particular behavior. It is characterized by excessive use to the point in which the substance or behavior becomes harmful. There are essentially two main elements of addiction: the physical and the psychological. The physical element relates to the physiological dependency upon a particular substance – the human body becomes so used to the substance that once it is withdrawn severe physical reactions can occur. The psychological element is defined by the urge to engage in an addictive behavior – a physical dependency does not need to exist for this to occur.

Addiction Therapy: How Does It Work?

The two different sides to a person’s addiction often dictate the most appropriate treatment method. With a physical dependency, a period of detoxification to clear the substance from the addict’s system is required. Once detoxification has been achieved, the patient can work on his or her psychological addiction through addiction counseling.

The aim of addiction counseling is to provide addicts with the necessary mental tools and mechanisms to fight against the factors that trigger the addictive behavior – in this way allowing them to cope with the everyday temptations and preventing relapse.

Schedule an Addiction Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Pittsburgh

Thriveworks Pittsburgh recognizes that there is no single approach to addiction treatment. Individual needs have to be taken into account, which is why our expert addiction counselors work independently with every patient to develop the best treatment. Why not reach out to us now and arrange a session with one of our addiction therapy specialists? We’re here to offer help when and where it is needed.

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