Addiction is a major problem for people of all ages, genders, and races. There are many different paths that people take to addiction – from taking pain pills after a surgery to drinking or taking drugs in social situations – but once addiction is experienced it can be extremely difficult to get and stay sober without help.
Genetics, demographics, and the presence of mental health issues can all be a factor in addiction, as do environmental factors such as socioeconomic status and the behaviors of family and friends. Another factor in addiction and recovery is the age at which the substance abuse began, how long the abuse has been going on, and what substance is being abused.
Symptoms of Drug Addiction:
Every drug addiction is different, and there are many different signs and systems of serious substance abuse and addiction. If you find yourself losing interest in your friends, family, and hobbies, taking uncharacteristic risks like stealing money, lying about your activities, acting violently or unpredictably, or suffering from bloodshot eyes and dilated pupils, appetite changes, insomnia, trembling, hallucinations, or seizures you could benefit from addiction counseling.
If you are ready to take control of your life and are looking for resources, support, and help starting down the path to recovery then you have come to the right place.
I offer by-the-hour counseling (in-person in New Westminster and Surry or via phone call) to address these issues and more. Fill out the form below to get started today.