Alcohol / Smoking (substance abuse / addiction) Addiction Counselling and help
Trying to quit a habit but can’t? Need help with the emotional triggers that make you smoke/ drink?
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Generally Addiction is defined as a habit that has become out of control, so much to the extent that the sufferer is dependent on it for coping with daily life. Addiction can very well have negative repercussions not only on the person’s physical health but also his emotional well being. Common addictions that people develop and struggle with are addictions of drugs, gambling, sex, alcohol, internet, smoking, solvent abuse, food etc. Often Peoples addictions tend to fulfill a valuable need and makes up for a void in their life – helping to block out negative experiences and relieve the stress associated with them. Psychological addictions are not based on drug or brain effects, and this can explain why some people will frequently switch addictive behaviors and actions – for example, from one drug to a completely different one. The focus of the addiction isn’t important – there is simply a need to take action under a certain kind of emotional strain. For most, this type of addiction brings further problems, such as feelings of guilt, despair, failure and shame, which eventually create an increasingly destructive cycle, involving family and friends.
How Can We Help With Addiction Counselling?
Our Trained Counselors use Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT in addiction counselling because it helps individuals to identify and correct problematic behaviors via the application of easy to use skills. CBT also helps to address underlying problems that often co-occur with an addiction, and this is important for helping to target the root cause(s). Our Psychologists will help you by teaching you techniques to interrupt the self-perpetuating cycle of an addiction. Counselling provides a new way for people with addictions to think, feel and act – removing the troubled thinking and helping our clients to view difficult situations in a new light. This is important for helping our clients to maintain the change, which is often considered harder than stopping the addiction.