In my last post, I addressed the question of how to find an addictions counselor or a therapist specializing in codependency issues. Today, I would like to address the second question that I often get regarding how to choose an addictions counselor or codependency therapist. That question is: [Read more…]
In social settings when we are meeting new people, one of the most common questions we ask is “What do you do?” As an addictions counselor, I always get some interesting reactions to my answer.
Everyone needs a little help. As human beings, most of us genuinely want to help others. It’s why we listen to a friend who is struggling emotionally, run errands for a family member, or take a neighbor to an appointment. There are also times when it is good for us to ask for help from others. [Read more…]
Seeking help for a drug or alcohol problem is difficult. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of stigma and stereotypes around substance abuse and addiction in our society. For many decades, there was a general idea that if individuals could just be strong enough, they could overcome their addiction. [Read more…]