Sometimes it is difficult to know where to start. Addiction or abuse of a substance often causes substantial personal confusion. You may be wondering, "What is the best route I should take to gain control of the addiction or substance abuse"? It could be that abstinence is the only way to gain control of your substance use. Harm reduction techniques might be the answer. Or, controlled use could be the best method for you. The important goal for you is to take action now.
Addiction, dependence or abuse are the results of biological, psychological and social factors. To a certain extent you have the ability to control all three of these areas. Tools that can assist you in having that needed control includes developing appropriate coping skills, learning and using cognitive behavioral techniques as well as understanding your own biology and how it interacts with your psychology and environment.
The consequences of uncontrolled use of substances affects every organ found in the human body. The affects are different for both men and woman. Long and short term misuse of alcohol or drugs can compromise one's sexual prowess, stimulate cancer growth, cause cardiovascular disease and promote less resourceful mental health issues. Long years of drinking can lead to Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome or "Wet Brain Disease". If not treated promptly Wet Brain Disease can and often leads to death. The ageing process speeds up considerably during the period of excess alcohol and drugs use. When used by children, teens and young adults maturation slows to a standstill until the substance use is stopped. This population may be observed to be more immature then their peers.
The first session, usually from 1.5 to 2 hours in length, is $125.00. Each successive session is $95.00. The number of sessions will be determined by the severity of the addiction, dependence or abuse level. You are welcome to visit my office to discuss the assistance plan. There is no charge for this. MasterCard, Visa or Discovery Cards are accepted.
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Monkey on your back? Or an Elephant? Time for a LifeStyle change? You have found the right place. Personal experience, education and extensive client experience is here to help you make the difference. Is it that you want to drink in moderation, that is, you control the amount you drink or might you want to abstain from using alcohol because you know that you just cannot control your use. Why do some people drink and get DUI's and some don't? Why do some drink a bottle of wine at night and some enjoy a glass during dinner? Why do some people sleep through the night and others wake up at 2 am; then off and on again and again all night long? Just found out that you have high blood pressure and a problem with cholesterol? These are real questions affecting real people. Come in to my office for a "no charge" discussion of the why's and why nots of using.
LifeStyle by Choice offers a client assistance program that will assist you in moderating, reducing or eliminating your use of alcohol or marijuana. You will be taught to control your use which in turn will offer you control over your own behavior. As this happens you will notice that the consequences of your behaviors will change for the better. Your health will improve and the environment that you live in will appear more positive. It is Your Choice.
Why? Or-------WHY NOT!