Are you worried that you or a loved one is really struggling with addiction?
Do you have a strong sense that your or a loved one’s substance use is not normal?
Have you noticed that you or a loved one is never mildly intoxicated?
Is alcohol or drugs impacting you or a loved one’s performance at work or school and in the household?
Are you or a loved one struggling to stop or stay stopped?
Are you experiencing feelings of guilt, shame, remorse, or frustration from alcohol or drugs?
Struggling with alcohol or drugs can be difficult to say the least. If you are struggling you may feel overwhelmed, guilt, shame, embarrassment, or remorse. You may find yourself saying this is the last time only to drink or use drugs again. Or maybe you have a loved one who breaks your heart with their alcohol or drug use. You may feel powerless to help them and hopeless at the outlook. It is common to fear that the next phone call or knock on the door is coming with bad news.
New Jersey Family and Addiction Institute Offers Support and Guidance for You and Your Family
Struggling with alcohol or drug use can be a very painful experience. Personal addiction can evoke intense feelings of guilt, shame, or being a failure. Addiction for loved ones can bring about a state of hopelessness, grief, and even anger. Counseling can be very helpful in dealing with addiction. It can provide immediate relief for both yourself and your loved ones.
The New Jersey Family and Addiction Institute team will work in partnership with you and your loved ones to determine the root cause of the addiction. The process to healing can be painful but pales in comparison to the pain of addiction. Together we will explore everything and confront painful truths. You and your loved ones do not need to do this alone.
Your therapist can assess the addiction and its impact. They will help determine the root of it and what drives it today. Maybe addiction recently became an issue in your life. Or maybe it has been an issue for years. Regardless your therapist can help you look at its impact and help you start to move forward. Your therapist will partner with you and your loved ones to come up with a treatment plan which includes realistic expectations and clear steps forward. Additionally, your therapist will provide you and your loved ones with concrete skills and tools for creating an environment for healing and growth.
But, you still may have questions or concerns….
I am not the one with the problem. It is my __________ and they don’t want help.
Addiction impacts far more than just the person struggling with the addiction. It is common for family members to seek guidance and support even if their loved one is not willing to stop. Untreated addiction has the tendency to take family members hostage. Counseling can help free family members from participating in the addiction. It can also help them to start move forward themselves regardless of what is going on with their loved one’s addiction.
I am not sure that I have a problem. I’m only concerned because I’ve started to experiencing some side effects of my alcohol or drug use.
Sometimes it is difficult to determine if it’s just a bad run or is addiction. Addiction counselors are trained to identify if someone is struggling with addiction. They can help determine if what you are experiencing is addiction. Knowing this helps determine what the appropriate actions are to take moving forward. Even if we determine you aren’t struggling with addiction, alcohol or drug use having a negative impact on your life is worth exploring.
Counseling can take a lot of time and it isn’t cheap. I’m not sure it’s worth it.
Therapy is an investment in your overall well-being. Addiction can negatively impact your life and your loved ones. Even if it hasn’t negatively impacted your life yet, addiction left untreated will eventually have negative consequences. Addiction can create conflicts and feelings of being misunderstood at work, home, or school. Investing in yourself can create the opportunity for you to work through difficult emotions or experiences which can produce a sense of relief. When you start to feel better your performance at work or school and within the home can improve, benefiting all aspects of your life.
I’m afraid that if I go to counseling that I’ll learn something is really wrong.
This is a really common fear for people. We don’t just see this in mental health. We see it often in physical health. It is common for people to put off going to the doctor because they are scared that they will get confirmation that there really is something wrong with them. However, we believe that it can be reassuring to see what is actually going on with you. Additionally, until you have clear answers about what’s going on, you will likely be consumer with worry.
We can partner with you to determine what the core issue(s) are that are affecting your and help create a clear treatment plan. You will be able to get the support you need to start moving forward. You can also get the education and guidance you need to start making healthy decisions for yourself moving forward.
We provide services in the Morris, Essex, and Union County area. We invite you to call us for a 15-minute free consultation to discuss any questions and concerns you may have about counseling.