"Your personality is not set in stone. You can always develop to be a better version of yourself. Let your personality shine from within" – Asad Meah
Are you unable to quit smoking or alcohol? Is anyone dear to you addicted to drugs? Did you know that substance abuse can ruin you and people around you? Did you know that effective psychological counselling can help you lead a normal life again?
Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. They keep using alcohol or a drug even when they know it will cause problems. People with a substance use disorder have distorted thinking, behaviour and body functions. Changes in the brain’s wiring are what cause people to have intense cravings for the drug and make it hard to stop using the drug. Over time people with addiction build up a tolerance, meaning they need larger amounts to feel the effects.
The first step on the road to recovery is a recognition of the problem. The recovery process can be hindered when a person denies having a problem and lacks understanding about substance misuse and addiction. The intervention of concerned friends and family often prompts treatment. Even if the problem does not seem severe, most people with a substance use disorder can benefit from treatment. Unfortunately, many people who could benefit from treatment don’t receive help.
Because addiction affects many aspects of a person’s life, multiple types of treatment are often required. For most, a combination of medication and individual or group therapy is most effective. Treatment approaches that address an individual’s situation and any associated medical, psychiatric and social problems can lead to sustained recovery. Deaddiction counsellors provide a necessary support system for individuals recovering from eating disorders, drug and alcohol issues, gambling addictions and other behavioral issues. By forming a relationship built on trust with the person, counsellors provide the support, resources, and judgement-free guidance that patients can utilize on their road to addiction recovery. Our Deaddiction counsellors help people with both crisis and long-term addiction management issues and support them to manage their recovery long term. Talk to us now and get started on the road to recovery.