At Polaris, our addiction counselors understand and are trained to help you break your addiction. In order to address your needs fully, we help you to understand the root of your addiction. Many times addictions can result from a genetic predisposition or other conditions, such as depression, that lead you to seek an escape from reality.
Some of the addictions that our counselors work with are:
- Alcohol Abuse
- Drug/Substance Abuse/Dependence
If you are interested in learning more about counseling for a specific addiction, please continue reading.
Substances that can be abused include, but are not limited to, inhalants, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs. You may have begun to use the drug or substance because it made you feel good. You may have also begun using a prescription drug as part of recovery therapy after an illness or injury and become addicted. Either way the addiction is there.
Sexual addiction is not simply about needing sex all of the time. It is a serious addiction that affects everyone close to you. Sexual compulsion, like all addictions, starts out as an escape from another problem you have in your life. As your addiction escalates, so does your risky behavior. You carry out the acts of your addiction without care of others finding out what is going on.
We know what you are feeling. You want to stop gambling, but you just need one more, big win to make up for your losses. You are embarrassed about losing your monthly living expenses and do not know how to explain it to your loved ones. What first started as an escape from your problems, has become a problem in itself. Our counselors at Polaris are here to help you with your gambling problem.
Alcohol is a progressive addiction that gets worse the longer it goes on. Eventually, if you do not seek treatment you will become alcohol dependent, otherwise known as “an alcoholic”. But it is never too late to seek help. Admitting that you have a problem is the first and hardest step.