Do you know the warning signs that you or someone you know may be dealing with substance and/or alcohol abuse? Some of the warning signs to substance and/or alcohol abuse are; failure to meet social, work, and/or academic obligations, physical injury or illness, relationship problems with intimate partner, friends and/or family, diminished interest in other activities. Other alcohol or drug related problems could be, arrest for driving while intoxicated, short term memory loss or blackouts.
Therapy can help people who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol set achievable and empowering short-term goals as they work to overcome their addiction. Therapy can help you achieve sobriety and adaptive skills can be developed as you work to regain physical and emotional health. Therapy incorporated with a 12-step program can provide you with the support and guidance to help you stop the cycle of addiction. You may fear seeking help for drug and/or alcohol addiction due to concerns of legal consequences or the involvement of Child Protective Services if you are parent. Privacy and confidentiality in substance abuse treatment in mandated not only by professional ethical guidelines but usually state and federal law.