Addiction counselling – finding support for yourself
Help can be found by seeing a counsellor or therapist who has a full understanding of this issue.
At Affinity Counselling, we specialise in working with the problems of addiction. We can help with relapse prevention and moving towards a life free of substance abuse. Call 07875 596420 for your free initial phone consultation. Take that first step.
If you are abusing alcohol, even admitting that you may have a problem is a huge step. It takes tremendous strength and courage to admit that you are having trouble.
Much as you may want to, don’t try to quit alone. Without the right support, it is very easy to rationalize just one more drink, especially since alcohol is everywhere in our society. The road to sobriety is rewarding but challenging. If you take the time to build a support network and learn your triggers for drinking, you will greatly reduce the risk of relapse.
Signs and symptoms of alcohol or drug addiction
If you’re wondering whether you have a substance abuse problem, the following questions may help. The more “yes” answers, the more likely your drinking or drug use is a problem.
- Do you ever feel you should try to cut down on your drinking or drug use?
- Have you tried to control your drinking or using, but couldn’t?
- Do you find it difficult to be honest about how much or how often you drink or use drugs?
- Do your friends/family express their concerns about your alcohol or drug use?
- Does your drinking or drug use create feelings of guilt, shame or powerlessness?
- Do you find yourself having feelings of shame and regret about things have you done or said while drunk or high?
- Have you ever experienced blackout (this means partial or complete amnesia) from drinking or drug use?
- Does your alcohol or drug use cause problems in your relationships?
- Have you found yourself in trouble within the workplace or with the law due to your alcohol or drug use?