"Addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences. People with addiction use substances or engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences.
Prevention efforts and treatment approaches for addiction are generally as successful as those for other chronic diseases. " (https://www.asam.org/Quality-S...)
Common addictions include but are not limited to:
- Drug or alcohol abuse
Seek Professional Assistance
People who have developed an addiction may be unaware that it is out of control, which is why counseling is an essential part of working through and managing this condition. An addiction of any sort can be exhausting and one should never go through the recovery process alone.
Many treatment plans focus on talk therapy and behavior therapy and can be performed in a group or through one-on-one sessions. During these sessions, clients analyze the reasons behind their addiction(s), what triggers are and what helped them control impulses in the past. Clients also learn coping skills so they can manage the compulsions without relapsing.
Note: To work with clinically diagnosed addiction, we must have a letter from your professional doctor or therapist in order to work with you.