Substance Abuse Counseling

Addiction counseling can help you moderate your substance use. Practice harm reduction or abstinence in a non-judgmental therapy setting in Los Angeles.

People often use substances to provide temporary relief from life’s challenges – until it stops working and becomes the problem. Substance abuse counseling can be the first step in tackling the problem behavior.

Maybe substance use originally helped you feel part of a group or made socializing easier. Or maybe drugs or alcohol helped numb the pain or avoid difficult situations.

Unfortunately, it often doesn’t work and BECOMES the problem because the substance use doesn’t allow you to address the underlying issues of why you started in the first place.

If you’re in that headspace and you’re ready to start taking a look at your relationship to substances, that’s the best time to make a change.

Substance Abuse Counseling

How do you know if you need help with your substance use?

Have friends and family commented on your drinking and/or drug use? Have you noticed that substances are creating new problems for you or making existing issues worse? These can be red flags around your substance use. Some other flags can include difficulty with work, school or interpersonal relationships because of your substance use, a desire to moderate use but difficulty in doing so, a feeling of being out of control with your usage, turning to substances to avoid difficult feelings and needing to use more of the substance for the same effect.

Substance abuse counseling can help you identify if there’s an issue going on for you with drugs and/or alcohol and can help you start addressing your usage.

There’s not always a one size fits all when it comes to beginning to deal with your relationship to substances. Maybe reducing your use is what you’d like to focus on using a technique called harm reduction or maybe you feel that you want to stop drinking or using by being abstinent. Addiction counseling can help you decide the best path to move forward in and lay out the next steps to get to a healthier place.
Substance abuse counseling in Los Angeles may help you take control of your future while being able to get a handle on your past.

Substance abuse counseling in Los Angeles may help you take control of your future while being able to get a handle on your past.

Imagine how free you could feel by having the ability to focus on the issues that have really been bothering you and being able to start looking towards your future life. Substance abuse gets in the way of you being able to look at and process your past and smothers your hopes for the future.

Substance abuse counseling meets you where you’re at and focuses on your individual needs.

We will work collaboratively, coming up with a game plan to reduce or abstain from substance use while uncovering and focusing on the underlying issues that are driving the desire to drink/use.
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