Are You Struggling With An Addiction?
The first step to recovering from an addiction is accepting that you are not in control and becoming dependent on something. But do not lose hope. Addiction therapy is highly effective and we have helped hundreds of people regain control of their lives.
Addiction is a chasm, and often, people fail to notice that they have gone over the edge. It can be so much more than just alcoholism or drug addiction. Gambling, sex, self destructive behavior, and even things as commonplace as food or media can spiral into addiction if left unchecked.
Moreover, addiction can be just as much a mental struggle as a physical one. Studies show that even physical dependencies like alcohol or drug addiction have a psychological component that needs to be addressed to fully recover.
As such, it can be tough to notice when something has turned into an addiction, especially when you are going through it alone and do not have anyone to reach out to. Our goal at Eclectic Counseling Brooklyn is to be there for you and guide you through the process of recovery.
Our staff of licensed therapists and counselors have been working with people who struggle with addiction for years. We have a lot of experience in helping people deal with addiction and find a way to recover.
If you are looking into therapy, you probably notice yourself becoming addicted to something. However, if you are not sure, we have outlined some of the most common signs that you could be suffering from an addiction. Contact us or schedule an appointment so that we can evaluate the situation more accurately.
Addiction Counseling And Therapy In Brooklyn
It is estimated that over 14% of Americans struggle with addiction and substance abuse. Almost 10% of young adults have reported having an alcohol use disorder. Addiction can be ruinous to your health and lifestyle, both in the short and long term. Moreover, overcoming addiction can be one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do. We believe it is definitely worth it. Eclectic Counseling Brooklyn can help you kick the habit and live a healthier, more fulfilling life. It doesn’t matter whether it’s alcohol, drugs, gambling, or any other dependence; we are here to help you.
Signs Addiction Counseling Could Benefit You
Lack of control
If you find yourself losing control over your life and actions, something you are addicted to may have started prioritizing other essential activities like work. Many of our clients say that the first time they noticed they had become addicted to something was when they started ignoring work, family, and friends or their health in favor of that thing. In such scenarios, their life spiraled out of control. Many lose their job, end relationships, and in extreme cases, even contemplate suicide. If you or anyone around you is facing similar circumstances, it is possible that addiction is at play and needs to be addressed immediately.
A physical dependency is the easiest way to notice an addiction. When a glass or two of wine with dinner now and again becomes multiple bottles of liquor every day, you may be addicted. Similarly, if you feel yourself becoming irritable or on edge when you don’t have access to drugs or nicotine, you could be addicted. In extreme cases, your health will start deteriorating because of the addiction. Rapid loss or gain in weight, unusual blood pressure, poor skin health, aching in joints and muscles, lung or renal disease, and various other physical conditions are all side effects of substance abuse.
Inability to stay away from a substance
The hallmark of addiction is a seemingly unavoidable need or want for something that is not essential for you to live. It could be alcohol, drugs, or even an act that you just can’t stop. Our clients report of being unable to stop themselves from drinking, getting high, gambling, overeating, using social media, having sex, stealing, spending, and even working. Whatever you find yourself struggling with, we are here to help you.
When you are addicted to something, you start ignoring the risks associated with that substance or behavior. For example, heroin addicts will share needles even though the risk of contracting AIDS is dramatically increased. Gamblers will bet more and more money despite being in debt or needing the money for other, more essential things. Alcoholics will drink excessively, increasing the chances of liver disease. If you are addicted to social media, you will spend hours and hours doing so instead of doing more productive work.
It is easy for an addiction to start affecting your social life and relationships with other people. One characteristic most people struggling with addiction exhibit is prioritizing their addiction over friends, family, and other people around them. The habit becomes so strong that it is all you can think about or do. Relationships start breaking down as a result. You may notice yourself becoming less and less sociable. Maybe you have begun ignoring your loved ones in favor of feeding your addiction. Perhaps the only other people you interact with are also addicts.
Many addicts will turn to criminal activities, whether to fund their addictions or to get a thrill, in which case they could be addicted to stealing, lying, and committing the criminal act itself. If you or someone around you has started indulging in crime, it could indicate a more profound, more troubling addiction that needs to be stopped. At Eclectic Counseling Brooklyn, we can help you figure out a way to manage your addiction to stop causing problems in your life.
How Addiction Counseling And Therapy Can Help You
Addiction is just as much a mental health struggle as it is a physical one. We believe that by identifying and working on the cognitive factors that contribute to your addiction, we can help you rid yourself of the burden and lead a healthier, more satisfying life.
Therapy will focus on getting to the root of the problem and working towards a lasting solution. Our therapists are some of the most experienced professionals working in the Brooklyn area and have aided hundreds of people in overcoming their issues.
By considering addiction counseling, you have already taken the first step to recovery. We are confident that by dedicating yourself to the process and putting in enough time and effort, you can change your life for the better.
Common Concerns Of Addiction Counseling
Addiction therapy is ineffective
This is a common misconception. In fact, therapy has shown to be one of the best ways to deal with addiction and see long lasting results.
My addiction is too strong, and it cannot be overcome
Addiction is certainly difficult to overcome. We have seen hundreds of cases, ranging from chain smokers to heroin addicts. If you are willing to put in the work and time with your therapist, it is certainly possible to overcome your addiction as many others we have helped.
I do not need therapy, I can just overcome addiction on my own
While it is an integral part of the process, willpower alone cannot always help you kick the habit. This is where the licensed counselors at Eclectic Counseling Brooklyn come in. We can guide and motivate you towards a better tomorrow.
What if I relapse?
Relapsing is an unfortunate yet necessary part of the recovery process. It is only when we have faced our worst selves that we can aspire to be our best. If you relapse, it is nothing to be ashamed of. What’s important is that you have made forward progress and are willing to do it again and again until you get to the end.
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Let Us Guide You Out Of Addiction
Addiction is a major challenge to overcome. It is a struggle that some people give in to and never overcome. However, like any struggle, there is help. We at Eclectic Counseling Brooklyn are dedicated to helping and guiding folks through their addiction. Our aim is to aid you on your journey and use our experience to guide and support you. We are proud to have worked with hundreds of individuals who wanted to make a change, and we would love to do the same for you. Contact us today and start your recovery journey at Eclectic Counseling Brooklyn.