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Drug Addiction Counselling

Millions of people across the globe struggle with addiction. Both men and women can find themselves struggling with a drug addiction. They might feel like recovery is impossible and the pain they have caused leaves them with nowhere to turn. Know this, recovery is possible, no matter how hopeless it might seem. By finding the right support for you and identifying the root cause of your struggles, you can recover from your drug addiction. Drug Addiction Counselling can provide you with that support to identify the causes of your addiction so you can learn to cope in healthier ways. There is hope.

Characteristics of Drug Addiction

Having a supportive environment can be very helpful in reclaiming your physical and mental health. The first step is to identify that a problem exists so that you can get help for it.

Some of the symptoms of drug addiction can vary based on the drug which a person is struggling with, but other symptoms are common across drug, and other additions. If you are exhibiting any of the symptoms below then it may be time to seek help.

  • Your daily activities revolve around getting and using your drug(s) of choice or any drugs
  • You have developed a “tolerance” and/or need to take more to feel the same “high”
  • When you have to go without the drug you suffer from withdrawal symptoms (e.g. nausea, physical pain, mental confusion, hallucinations, shakes, and/or nervousness).
  • You lie about your drug use and find ways to hide it from others
  • You find yourself blaming others for your addiction and the struggles in your life
  • When you cannot find your ‘preferred drug, you will take any other you can get
  • Your in constant conflict with your loved ones or people around you about what you are dong

Drug Addiction Treatment Resources

If you think you may be suffering from a drug addiction and are reading this, then well done, you have taken the first step to recovery, acknowledging that there is a problem. If you are looking to get help there are many options you can pursue. A good place to start is talking to your local CDT (community drug team). They can help point you in the direction of good resources in your area and may even be able to help you to get in contact with the right people.

Some people find it helpful to join a support group, like NA – Narcotics Anonymous, when trying to recover from their addiction. Others find comfort in religion. It might be helpful to find a voluntary sector or private drug treatment facility. Both inpatient and outpatient drug treatment facilities can give you the supportive environment, away from life’s struggles, that could help you to break the cycle of addiction.

How Can Drug Addiction Counselling or Psychotherapy Help?

Drug Addiction Counsellors or psychotherapist have many ways that they can help. An experienced Drug Addiction Counsellor can support you in exploring what happened that lead you to drugs in the first place. Some people who struggle with drug addiction also have other struggles in their lives and use drugs as a means of coping. A therapist can provide support while you:

  • Learn healthy coping strategies
  • Make amends with people you may have hurt
  • Learn how to socialise without drugs
  • Explore your thoughts and feelings, both surrounding drugs and about life in general
  • Learn to accept your mistakes and grow from them

Remember, your treatment is about you finding the best way for you to get support, there is no right or wrong strategy. If you want to contact us remember that your health and wellbeing is the primary concern, so we will help to direct you in the best way possible.