Self-medicating is the way many addictions begin. Having anxiety or depression about life’s circumstances or just the way your brain is wired. You may not know that you are susceptible to dependency until it is too late. Some families in recovery educate future generations earlier in life for early prevention. Sadly, the epidemic with today’s youth shows so many are still not getting the early help they need for their families from outside sources.
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I specialize in working with families struggling with addiction and alcoholism. I am passionate about educating and stopping the cycle of family dysfunction. Medication may be a necessary component, but so is regular psychotherapy. Twelve step programs work for many, but not all, so psychotherapy is a critical step for those who need additional mental health coping tragedies and also for those who are not willing to work the 12 steps of recovery.
It is critical you get the help you need sooner than later, to prevent further negative consequences from hurting your life experience.