Many of us can be involved in the above activities or use alcohol or prescription drugs without a problem. It is when they begin to interfere with our lives that they become problematic. This occurs when there becomes a compulsive need to engage in the addictive behavior. Addictions can negatively affect many areas of life including health, relationships, financial responsibility, and spirituality.
If you are struggling with addiction, there is help. Addiction counseling can assist you in identifying resources that will help you manage the anxiety that occurs when the addictive substance or activity is removed. Counseling can then assist you in exploring and resolving the underlying cause of the addiction.