SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER COUNSELING
Are you trying to feel good about yourself?
Are you trying to avoid the difficult situations or relationships in your life?
Are you trying to numb your pain?
Did one of your parents misuse alcohol or drugs and you said you’d never overdo substances, but now you’re doing your version of the same thing?
Do you have any idea why you’re misusing substances?
Uncover the deeper reasons for your substance use disorder
There are nearly as many reasons for substance use as there as there are substance users. In counseling we’ll uncover your reasons, so you can develop more productive ways to deal with the underlying issues. This deeper work can mean the difference between a satisfying life and a white-knuckle abstinence from substances with no real change in you.
Do you have to go to a detox or rehab? What about Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings?
Everyone’s different, and what one person finds helpful may be ineffective for someone else. One-size-fits-all is no more accurate in treatment than it is in clothing! We’ll work on a treatment plan to help you reach your goals, whether that’s moderating your use or quitting completely.
Maybe you’ve already completed an inpatient or outpatient rehab and you want help to continue the changes you’ve begun making. This is a vulnerable time and it can be hard to deal with your guilt over hurting your friends and family when you were “out there,” the lure of the substances you always used to cope with difficulties or to relax, and your family and friends who don’t understand the changes you’ve made.
Maybe you have a family member who struggles with substance use disorder and you need support to deal with the challenges that affect you. How can you enjoy your life if the person you love is using? How can you avoid being involved in his or her struggle?
Effective substance misuse counseling on the Upper West Side of NYC
I’ve worked with people with substance use disorders and their family members at the Member Assistance Program at the Musician’s Union, at an outpatient treatment facility, and in my private practice since 1985.
Do you want to begin to uncover what your substance use means and the explore the idea of change?
Or have you thought about this for a period of time and know you’re ready to change your life? Either way, give me a call at 212-749-0694 or contact me here. I look forward to hearing from you and starting the process of helping you make a satisfying life.