The first step to overcoming any problem, is to know that there is in fact a problem. This is especially true in the case of drug and alcohol addiction. The individual needs to be aware of their problem with substance usage and admit to themselves that they need help.
So, let’s face facts. Do YOU have a problem with drugs or alcohol?
You might not always know straight away that you have become addicted to substance use. Often people don’t realise that what was once an irregular indulgence has become a habit that they depend upon. It may take a specific event to realise that your substance use has become problematic. This could be confrontation by a loved one or it could be an event that makes you realise your dependence on your fix.
There are some symptoms common to most people with drug addiction, that we have outlined below. However if you feel your substance use has become problematic you should seek help immediately, even if all the signs are not yet present.
- Find it difficult to perform normally without your fix?
- Struggle to maintain relationships because of your behaviour?
- Experience physical withdrawal when attempting to cut down or stop?
- Feel angry and defensive if someone questions your consumption?
- Need more of your ‘fix’ to have the same results?
STOP THE SUFFERING INFLICTED ON YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES
The suffering caused by drug addiction is often widespread, affecting not only the addict but all those who know them and love them. You may feel resigned to the pain and suffering caused to you by your addiction, but it is often harder to see your loved ones suffering. Often the grief of loved ones is the reason people decide to seek help.
Thankfully there is no reason for you to face your drug or alcohol addiction alone. Our Adelaide based counsellors are here to provide you with steadfast support, honesty and expert advice.
ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELLING CAN GIVE YOU BACK YOUR LIFE
Your dependency on drugs and alcohol may have changed your life in many ways you don’t like. Imagine the life you could have if you overcame substance addiction. Imagine feeling free from dependency on another ‘fix’, feeling able to be honest and open with those who love you. Imagine your body feeling healthy and normal, and your mind feeling clear .
This is not something you need only imagine. You can have this life, if you choose to seek help. Our Adelaide counsellors and psychologists have worked with many other people with substance abuse problems to achieve the life they had only dreamed about.
Your drug and alcohol counsellor or psychologist will be trained and accredited, able to help you through all the difficulties of overcoming addiction. They will be a source of great support and advice, uncomplicated by the hurt that family members often feel. Your counsellor will help you through:
- Confronting the habit
- Pinpointing the fundamental cause of your addiction
- Ending addictive cycles
- Developing survival strategies
- Stimulating new ways of thinking
Adelaide Drug and Alcohol Counselling can change YOUR life.
We know that the reasons people use and become dependant on substances are different, as are the circumstances of a person’s life. That’s why we know that a ‘one size fits all’ approach won’t work. At Life Supports we strive to pair each client with an Adelaide accredited drug and alcohol counsellor or psychologist that is suitable for them.
Your Adelaide based drug and alcohol counsellor will be there for you throughout this transitionary time, so you need someone who makes you feel comfortable. Honesty is an essential part of overcoming addiction, so you also need to have great trust in your counsellor.
Call us now on 1300 735 030 to be paired with a local counsellor or psychologist who can help you to find new hope and life after substance abuse.
Our Adelaide Life Supports network of Counsellors and Psychologists offers a large range of drug and alcohol counsellors who are all trained and accredited, with the experience to help you. If you would like to browse the counsellors and psychologists available and choose someone who you feel will best suit you, feel free. When you call our receptionist they will do their best to fulfil your request.