~ ADDICTIONS RECOVERY ~
Dependance on alcohol and drugs is our most serous national public health problem. It is prevalent among rich and poor, in all regions of the country, and all ethnic and social groups. Millions of Americans misuse or are dependant on alcohol or drugs. Most of them have families who suffer the consequences, often serious, of living with this illness. If there is alcohol or drug dependance in your family, remember you are not alone.
Most individuals who abuse alcohol or drugs have jobs and are productive members of society creating a false hope in the Family that "it's not that bad." The problem is that the addiction tends to worsen over time, hurting both the addicted person and all the family members. It is especialy damaging to young children and adolescents.
Drug or alcohol dependance disorders are medical conditions that can be effectivly treated. Millions of Americans and their families are in healthy recovery from this disease. If somone close to you misuses alcohol or drugs, the first step is to be honest about the problem and seek help for yourself, your family, and your loved one.
Getting a loved one to agree to accept help, and finding support services for all family members are the first steps toward healing for the addicted person and the entire family. When an addicted person is reluctant to seek help, sometimes family members , friends, and associates come together out of concern and love , to confront the person to enter treatment.
Treatment can occur in a variety of settings, in many different forms, and for different lengths of time. Stopping the alcohol or drug use is the first step to recovery, and most people need help to stop. Often a person with alcohol or drug dependance will need treatment provided by a prefessional.
After an individual has recieved an evaluation at our office they may be refered for individual therapy, group therapy, or both. Some may even be refered to outside sources on a case by case basis.