Addiction Treatment & Addiction Therapy Options

Does My Loved One Need Counseling for Addiction?

Addiction is a tricky disease. Your loved one may show severe signs of addiction and then have periods of time where it seems that the addiction is under control before returning to intense addiction once more. Friends and family members who care about an addicted person are familiar with this roller coaster of emotion and behavior.

Sometimes it is difficult to know when someone you love needs addiction treatment therapy or rehab. You may feel guilty about your loved one’s addiction, you may feel overwhelmed with the addiction or you may simply feel a need to help but don’t know where to begin.

What Is the Difference Between Substance Abuse and Addiction?

There is a very small difference between “substance abuse” and “substance addiction,” and the two can be difficult to tell apart. Substance abuse is the use of any drug or substance (even household products) in a way that is excessive, not intended or not prescribed. Substance abuse can cause an overdose or lead to lethal accidents. Substance abuse can quickly lead to substance addiction, and some symptoms of addiction include the following:

  • The user has no control over the substance. Once the user takes the substance, it seems like he or she cannot stop or that he or she loses control at that time. The user may be in denial about this problem.
  • The person feels like he or she must have the substance in order to feel normal. He or she may become irritable or ill without it.
  • The person has built a tolerance to the substance and requires more and more of it in order to achieve the same effect.
  • The person continues to use the substance even though there have been negative consequences such as strained relationships, job loss or accidents.
  • The person is preoccupied with the substance and associates with others who also use it.
  • The person uses the drug or alcohol to relax or to forget problems.
  • The person keeps secrets or lies about using the substance.

Getting Help for Addiction and Finding Addiction Counseling

If you suspect someone you love needs help with an addiction problem, we can help. We offer a toll-free helpline that is staffed by trained counselors who can help you:

  • Determine the level of treatment best suited to your loved one
  • Find assistance in locating affordable addiction treatment options
  • Arrange for a family intervention or intervention assistance
  • Learn more about luxury rehab and specialty rehab options such as Dual Diagnosis treatment
  • Find help for the entire family affected by addiction
  • Overcome addiction resistance and communicate with your addicted loved one

We are here 24 hours a day to help you by lending a caring support system for you and your family. All of our calls are confidential and free to you. You don’t have to do this alone. Call today.

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